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Poll: Oscar-Nominated '90s Villains

In the 1990s, many memorable performances as criminals, antagonists, depraved, vile or fallen characters, were nominated for an Oscar. We'll call them "villains" in a broader term of reference.

In your opinion, which of these 1990's Oscar-nominated performances as a movie villain was the best?

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    Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) from The Silence of the Lambs (WINNER)
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    Kathy Bates in Misery (1990)

    Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) from Misery (WINNER)
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    Joe Pesci in Goodfellas (1990)

    Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) from Goodfellas (WINNER)
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    Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects (1995)

    Roger 'Verbal' Kint (Kevin Spacey) from The Usual Suspects (WINNER)
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    Gene Hackman in Unforgiven (1992)

    Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett (Gene Hackman) from Unforgiven (WINNER)
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    Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune (1990)

    Claus Von Bulow (Jeremy Irons) from Reversal of Fortune (WINNER)
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    James Coburn in Affliction (1997)

    Glen Whitehouse (James Coburn) from Affliction (WINNER)
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    Robert De Niro in Cape Fear (1991)

    Max Cady (Robert De Niro) from Cape Fear
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    Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List (1993)

    Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes) from Schindler's List
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    John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Vincent Vega (John Travolta) from Pulp Fiction
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    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) from Pulp Fiction
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    Tim Roth in Rob Roy (1995)

    Archibald Cuningham (Tim Roth) from Rob Roy
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    Edward Norton in American History X (1998)

    Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) from American History X
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    Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) from Dead Man Walking
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    Al Pacino in Dick Tracy (1990)

    Big Boy Caprice (Al Pacino) from Dick Tracy
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    Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men (1992)

    Col. Nathan R. Jessep (Jack Nicholson) from A Few Good Men
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    Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys (1995)

    Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt) from 12 Monkeys
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    John Malkovich in In the Line of Fire (1993)

    Mitch Leary (John Malkovich) from In the Line of Fire
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    Warren Beatty and Richard C. Sarafian in Bugsy (1991)

    Bugsy Siegel (Warren Beatty) from Bugsy
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    William H. Macy in Fargo (1996)

    Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) from Fargo
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    Edward Norton in Primal Fear (1996)

    Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton) from Primal Fear
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    James Woods in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

    Byron de la Beckwith (James Woods) from Ghosts of Mississippi
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    Emily Watson, James Frain, and David Morrissey in Hilary and Jackie (1998)

    Jackie Du Pré (Emily Watson) from Hilary and Jackie
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    Ben Kingsley in Bugsy (1991)

    Meyer Lansky (Ben Kingsley) from Bugsy
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    Ed Harris in The Truman Show (1998)

    Christof (Ed Harris) from The Truman Show
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    Diane Ladd in Wild at Heart (1990)

    Marietta Fortune (Diane Ladd) from Wild at Hart
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    Laurence Fishburne in M*A*S*H (1972)

    Ike Turner (Lawrence Fishburne) from What's Love Got To Do With It
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    Armin Mueller-Stahl in Shine (1996)

    Peter Helfgot (Armin Mueller-Stahl) from Shine
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    Helena Bonham Carter in The Wings of the Dove (1997)

    Kate Croy (Helena Bonham-Carter) from The Wings of the Dove
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    Harvey Keitel in Bugsy (1991)

    Mickey Cohen (Harvey Keitel) from Bugsy

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