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Poll: Top 20 Villains Exit Lines

An opening line sets the tone, a final line makes the point. And since many villains (or evil protagonists) drive the film's narrative, it's all natural that their iconic lines come generally right at the end, before their demise, their pyrrhic victory or simply said, before they leave the screen.

Pathetic or poignant in a dignified way, conclusive or enigmatic in an overarching way, all the following lines have been uttered by these baddies the last time we saw them on the screen. Which of these exit-lines is the most memorable?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

(To make the list, the villains were all nominated for the AFI's Top 50, some of the lines were also nominated for the AFI's Top 100, sometimes making the final list)

Results of 1,090 votes:

  1. 1.

    Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

     
    Hannibal Lecter (#1): "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner" (NOMINATED) (The Silence of the Lambs)
  2. 2.

    Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects (1995)

     
    Roger "Verbal" Kint (#48): "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist... and like that, he's gone!" (The Usual Suspects)
  3. 3.

    Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner (1982)

     
    Roy Batty: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be…

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