16 Best Big-Screen Villains

From Gru in Despicable Me to Heath Ledger's The Joker, see which bad guys (and gals!) have kept us on the edge of our seats (17 Photos)

Thelma Adams on Jul 19, 2010 at 4:35AM

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16 Best Big-Screen Villains

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures 2010

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Gru in 'Despicable Me'

The squat animated villain voiced by Steve Carell has ambitions: he wants to steal the moon. Nyahaha! And he has issues, too: he was never good enough to please his mother (Julia Andrews).

While Gru is clearly nasty and selfish -- he uses his freeze gun to annihilate those in front of him in line at a café -- his Freudian sense of inadequacy makes him sympathetic.

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