The Villains

Casino Royale (TV - 1954)

Le Chiffre
 

Le Chiffre

Played by Peter Lorre
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Eastern European actor Peter Lorre played the husky French villain in the 1954 made-for-tv movie Casino Royale. His vice is the card game baccarat and plays against Bond. Unfortunately for him, Bond cleans him and his criminal organization out at the game.

 

Dr. No (1962)

Dr. Julius No
 

Dr. Julius No

Played by Joseph Wiseman
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Joseph Wiseman played the first Bond villain very faithful to his Fleming counterpart. The cold-calculating Doctor had a plan to dominate the world by controlling US space ship launches from his Jamaican island. Dr. No was half Chinese and half German, and had metal prothesis replacing his arms.

 

From Russia with Love (1963)

Rosa Klebb
 

Rosa Klebb

Played by Lotte Lenya
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Klebb defected from SMERSH to join SPECTRE as their number 3. She entices Bond into a trap by using a LEKTOR decoder and beautiful Russian cypher clerk as a bait. She possesses the infamous poison-tipped shoes that Bond has to avoid in a fight scene in the film.

 

Goldfinger (1964)

Auric Goldfinger
 

Auric Goldfinger

Played by Gert Fröbe
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Goldfinger is a strange millionaire with an obsession for gold. His plan is to blow a nuclear bomb in Ft. Knox to devalue US gold and increase the worth of his own.

 

Thunderball (1965)

Emilio Largo
 

Emilio Largo

Played by Adolfo Celi
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SPECTRE's number two and one of their best agents, Largo hijacks two nuclear missiles in Thunderball and threatens to launch them if the US won't pay ransom. Largo is a very ruthless man, and goes as far as torturing his own mistress when he finds her untrustworthy.

 

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
 

Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Played by Donald Pleasence
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For appearing in a total of seven Bond movies, SPECTRE head Blofeld is probably the most famous Bond villain ever. The cat-loving madman first pitted against Bond in From Russia With Love although we didn't see his face; It wasn't until 1967 that the producers decided to reveal his face in You Only Live Twice.

 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
 

Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Played by Telly Savalas
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Blofeld reveals his face in 1969's OHMSS. Bond accompanies Blofeld in his Swiss Alps headquarters, where his plans for the production of a super-human race would be carried out.

 

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
 

Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Played by Charles Gray
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Charles Gray returns to the Bond series after playing Bond's contact in You Only Live Twice. In Diamonds Are Forever, Blofeld stockpiles diamonds to make a laser satellite capable of destroying targets on earth. Gustav Graves' plan for world domincation to Die Another Day is very similar to this plan.

 

Live and Let Die (1973)

Dr. Kananga (aka Mr. Big)
 

Dr. Kananga (aka Mr. Big)

Played by Yaphet Kotto
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Kananga is the two-faced Caribbean criminal who plans to flood the American heroin market. He instills fear in his enemies and loyalty in his henchmen by cleverly using voodoo as a cover for his business. His plans came to an explosive end after swallowing Bond's compressed air bullet in the end of Live and Let Die.

 

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Fransisco Scaramanga
 

Fransisco Scaramanga

Played by Christopher Lee
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Scaramanga plays the title character in The Man With The Golden Gun, as the the best and most highly paid assassin in the world (at $1 million a 'hit'). He plans to monopolise solar power and when Bond gives chase, Scaramanga challenges him to a duel on his island. Of course, 007 comes out as a winner. Coincidentally, actor Christopher Lee is Ian Fleming's cousin.

 

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Carl Stromberg
 

Carl Stromberg

Played by Curt Jurgens
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A megalomaniac with an obsession for the ocean, Stromberg captures two nuclear submarines in The Spy Who Loved Me. He plans to destroy New York and Moscow and start a global nuclear holocaust. Stromberg fancies classical music and has an underwater headquarters called Atlantis.

 

Moonraker (1979)

Hugo Drax
 

Hugo Drax

Played by Michael Lonsdale
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Another megalomaniac, Drax saw his future in outer space. This psychotic millionaire wanted to annihilate the inhabitants of Earth by nerve gas in favour of his own "super-race". Of course, Bond was the only man able to stop him. The 'space' plot of Moonraker was used to rival the opening of the Star Wars movies.

 

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Aris Kristatos
 

Aris Kristatos

Played by Julian Glover
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A smuggler and a thief, Kristatos earned a medal during the war when he was actually serving as a double agent. In For Your Eyes Only, Kristatos is again working for the Soviets, trying to obtain the ATAC tracking system before the British. He also tries to manipulate Bond to kill his competitor, Columbo.

 

Octopussy (1983)

Kamal Khan
 

Kamal Khan

Played by Louis Jourdan
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Another sly smuggler with a connection to the Soviet Union, Khan double-crosses his partner, Octopussy, to sell stolen Russian jewelry and plant a nuclear device on an American Air Force base.

 
General Orlov
 

General Orlov

Played by Steven Berkoff
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Orlov is a pompous Russian General dissatisfied with NATO's disarmament talks. He teams up with Kamal Khan to set up a nuclear bomb in an US air base in Germany. Orlov ends up dead when he is shot in the back while trying to flee to the West.

 

Never Say Never Again (1983)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
 

Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Played by Max von Sydow
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SPECTRE head Blofeld is Largo's boss in 1983's Never Say Never Again.

 
Largo
 

Largo

Played by Klaus Maria Brandauer
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A very short-tempered strict man, Brandauer plays Largo in the 1983 movie Never Say Never Again. In a very memorable scene from the movie, Largo and Bond play a fighter simulation game where Bond barely hangs on to beat Largo. Bond also falls for Largo's lover, Domino.

 

A View to a Kill (1985)

Max Zorin
 

Max Zorin

Played by Christopher Walken
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Zorin is an ex-KGB psychopath who plans to monopolize the microchip industry by destroying Silicon Valley through a tremendous earthquake. Zorin's interests include racing horses, which leads Bond to find out his scheme.

 

The Living Daylights (1987)

Brad Whitaker
 

Brad Whitaker

Played by Joe Don Baker
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Whitaker is an illegal arms dealer whose fascination with war and failure in the military brings him to use other means to set up his own comradeship-in-arms. Whitaker attempts to use Soviet money to buy opium at the same time as using 007 to kill the suspicious Russian head of secret operations.

 
Georgi Koskov
 

Georgi Koskov

Played by Jeroen Krabbé
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Koskov is a clowning KGB mastermind who sets up his girlfriend as a sniper in The Living Daylights to make his bogus defection look real. Koskov cooperates with American Brad Whitaker who's plans include trading firearms to heroin with an Afghan freedom fighters clan.

 

Licence to Kill (1989)

Franz Sanchez
 

Franz Sanchez

Played by Robert Davi
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An international drug lord, Sanchez uses TV envangelism to sell heroin. After his escape from jail, he has Felix Leiter maimed, angering Bond and triggering his personal vendetta against him. In spite of his illegal business, Sanchez is very trusting and even allows Bond into his organization.

 

GoldenEye (1995)

Alec Trevelyan
 

Alec Trevelyan

Played by Sean Bean
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Trevelyan is a British spy turned into a Russian mafia head. Once working for MI6 as agent 006, he defected to a life of crime during a mission with 007 in a Russian nerve gas factory. Nine years later he masterminds a villainous plan to rob and then destroy London with the GoldenEye satellite under the name Janus.

 

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Elliot Carver
 

Elliot Carver

Played by Jonathan Pryce
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Carver is a media mogul who wants to start World War III for better ratings and exclusive stories in his Tomorrow newspaper. Capable to make and break people and governments with a single story, Carver's scheme involves manipulations of war tactics using his stealth ship to start a war.

 

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Renard
 

Renard

Played by Robert Carlyle
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Victor Zukos, aka Renard, kidnapped Electra King years before The World Is Not Enough takes place. When Elektra's father asked MI6 for help, M sent 009 to kill Renard. 009 shot him in the head but it didn't kill him; instead disabling his feeling for pain.

 

Die Another Day (2002)

Colonel Moon
 

Colonel Moon

Played by Will Yun Lee
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In Die Another Day, Colonel Moon changes his identity to diamond tycoon Gustav Graves by using gene therapy. Graves uses his alleged 'hunger-fighting' satellite Icarus as a weapon that North Korea can use to destroy South Korea. Bond doesn't realize the switch in identity has taken place until the unveiling of Icarus, where he sees Koreans at the party, hinting to him Graves isn't who he seems.

 
Gustav Graves
 

Gustav Graves

Played by Toby Stephens
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Casino Royale (2006)

Le Chiffre
 

Le Chiffre

Played by Mads Mikkelsen
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Banker to the world's terrorists, Le Chiffre attempts to pay off his debts by entering a high-stakes poker tournament. His scarred, cloudy left eye is his distinguishing characteristic, which weeps blood as a result of a malfunctioning tear duct that he assures to his opponents is "not sinister."

 
Mr. White
 

Mr. White

Played by Jesper Christensen
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Jesper Christensen plays Mr. White in 2006's Casino Royale and acts as Le Chiffre's superior. At the end of the movie, we find that Mr. White is actually an underling in a much larger criminal organization that will be central to the plot of Bond 22. Bond eventually tracks him down in Royale thanks to the foresight of the late Vesper Lynd.

 

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Dominic Greene
 

Dominic Greene

Played by Mathieu Amalric
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Greene is a member of the sinister Quantum organization and head of Greene Planet, a worldwide utilities provider that exploits newly formed governments and corrupt politicians - most notably in South America in Quantum Of Solace. Although his rank in the Quantum organization is not revealed, his colleagues are several in number and can only indicate that James Bond is up against a criminal syndicate not seen since SPECTRE. Greene meets his maker when Bond drives him out to the remote Bolivian desert, leaving him with only a can of motor oil to quench his thirst. Greene is later found dead with oil in his stomach (a death similar to Agent Fields) and two gun shots in the back of his head (likely executed by fellow dissatisfied Quantum members).