Gail sent me this link on animation:
I like what he wrote about his opinions on what makes a good villain. Villains usually are more interesting to me than the hero. I like their flaws and that they usually go all out to an extreme to make a point or to get what they want. Anyway, here are some of my favorite evil characters:
Frollo from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame ("Hellfire" sequence):
Jack Torrence from "The Shining":
The Joker from "The Dark Knight":
Anton Chigurh from "No Country for Old Men":
I also really love Snape's character from the Harry Potter books. You learn more of his backstory in the last book (The Deathly Hallows). I can't wait for that movie to come out. I am really excited to see how they adapt it. I literally cried in one chapter of the last book. It's just an overall great story.