SO Good at Being Bad: Hot On-Screen Bad Guys

September 14, 2011  |  
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These big-budget films were not only some of Hollywood’s best work to date, but they produced some of the sexiest bad boys that you would call on to take the place of the good fellas. Characters like Riddick in Pitch Black, Nino Brown in New Jack City and Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day all became the poster boys for luscious bad boys, as well as notorious figures your significant other may have tried to imitate a time or two. We quietly rooted for them and their bad behavior because of their undeniable swag and Hot, and that’s why they’re on this list.

Take a look:


1. Denzel Washington – Training Day

After watching Denzel Washington star as Detective Alonzo Harris in the movie that handed him his first Best Actor win, Training Day, it made you want to watch it on repeat. It was a side of Denzel we hadn’t seen before–less hero, more macho hottie. We loved Detective Harris for his petty crimes, his twisted take on justice and all that attractiveness rather than for the few times we saw him follow his police duties.

2. James Franco – Spider-Man 3

James Franco is able to delve into his characters so much so that it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand upright. Given the fact that the actor is notably talented and charismatic in all his roles, it was no surprise that he killed as Harry Osborn-turned bad guy, the Goblin, in Spider-Man 3. As he opts out of the suit-and-tie for the body armor, you know immediately why women crush on him. That man can wear a suit!

3. Blair Underwood – Madea’s Family Reunion

At the time, you probably found yourself sad at the idea that Blair Underwood could play the abusive fiancé Carlos in Madea’s Family Reunion because he enamors you with his usual sweet charm and good looks. But despite his fierce and hateful portrayal, he still managed to make us forget how crazy and controlling he was on-screen with all that fine-ness he’s got going on off-screen and on.

4. Idris Elba – Takers

Idris Elba joined the ranks with some of the Hollywood’s leading men when he starred in the action-drama movie, Takers, which became a noted success. Evil or no evil, it’s impossible to ignore the butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling you get when he appears on-screen in his tailored professional suit with his piercing eyes and athletic build playing the notorious bank robber.

5. Vin Diesel – Pitch Black

Vin Diesel’s character Gordon in the 2000 film, Pitch Black, disturbed audiences, yet solidified him as the Hot anti-hero of the science fiction thriller. Playing prison escapee Richard B. Riddick, a guy with the apparent gift to see in the dark, those muscles and that voice had us going! And those sunglasses were just the icing on the cake!


6. Hayden Christensen – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

As George Lucas wrapped up the 2005 installment of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, flocks of movie-goers banded together to see not only Anakin Skywalker succumb to the Dark Side of the Force and slowly turn into Darth Vadar, but to get a good look at the man behind the mask played by Hayden Christensen, who was a burgeoning sex symbol at the time.

7. Chiwetel Ejiofor – Serenity

The director took a chance on this actor in the film, Serenity, which received rave reviews by movie-goers and critics alike. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s brawny, yet antagonistic role as The Operative became our fixation from start to finish as he plotted to kill the young character, River.

8. Brian White – I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself captivated audiences with a stirring story line and an all-star cast. The foul boyfriend Randy played by White was too Hot for his own good, proving to be both controlling, crazy and a pervert. Why Randy? When we were just beginning to like looking at you…

9. Wesley Snipes – New Jack City

New Jack City was one of the first movies to be set in the time of the rise of the cocaine/crack epidemic in the mid-to-late 1980s. And from there you saw dynamic leader, Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) take command as gang leader and the ultimate bad boy. I mean, this guy was using little kids as shield from retaliation attacks AND he knocked off his homeboy. Remember, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” In addition, his character became known as a flashy hoodlum, a Hot enforcer, and a guy with a vengeance against the police.

10. LL Cool J – In Too Deep

We witnessed magic unfold with rapper/actor LL Cool J in the 1999 film, In Too Deep. He played power-driven Dwayne Gittens aka “God” who ruled the drug underworld with force, intimidation and ease that made him a breakout star for mainstream Hollywood and. After noticing his upper body strength and bald head, it was easy to overlook the fear he instilled on the streets for the other characters and the viewers.

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