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Poll: Which villain performed the best prison break?

These bad guys are managed to escape from jail or custody. Which escape was the most brilliant?

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    Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    He escaped by making a "mask" from the face of one of the killed officers, donning the officer's uniform and pretending to be his own still-living victim so that he would be hurried away by ambulance while the authorities hunted for him.
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    Javier Bardem in Skyfall (2012)

    He escaped from the MI6 HQ holding cell by hacking their security systems with his encrypted laptop.
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    Ian McKellen in X2: X-Men United (2003)

    Magneto notices "something different" about him - it seems Mystique put iron into his blood, which Magneto pulls out with his powers and kill Laurio. He forms the iron taken from the guard into small ball bearings which he uses to demolish his plastic prison and escape.
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    Tom Hiddleston in The Avengers (2012)

    Loki use his powers to disorder everyone, then escapes after killing agent Coulson and ejecting Thor from the airship.
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    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)

    The Joker tricked a cop and holds him hostage, and he told the other cops he just wants his phone call. Upon getting a cell phone and dialing a number, the large man that was in the cell with him blows up. The Joker had cut him open and implanted a cell phone-triggered device inside of him. The Joker grabs Lau and flees the jail.
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    John Malkovich in Con Air (1997)

    Shortly after the flight takes off , Grissom is able to free himself with the help of a distraction by another prisoner, then the prisoners quickly subdue the guards and take control of the cockpit to prevent the pilot from reporting in.
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    Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

    In 10 years, Shelton had dug the tunnel system from his garage to the prison and when it was finished, he deliberately had himself arrested and sent to solitary confinment in order to sneak out of the prison to carry out his killings undetected and all by himself
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    Jemaine Clement in Men in Black 3 (2012)

    Boris the Animal, stages a jailbreak (along the way killing Obadiah Price, a fellow inmate he'd made a deal with) from the LunarMax prison situated on the moon.
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    Mark Strong in Sherlock Holmes (2009)

    He escaped from the hanging because the man doing the hanging placed a hook which somehow displaced the weight of the rope tightening on the neck and thus he didn't die from the hanging. Then in order to avoid having a pulse, he ingested a chemical which lowered his heartbeat to the point at which it was undetectable. At the cemetery, the tombstone was made of sandstone and it was pre-broken and then glued together so that when Blackwood escaped the coffin, he could easily break it and make it look like he broke stone.

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