Who was/is the best TV/Movie bad guy?

There's been many on screen villians, but which role was pulled off the best in your opinion?

It can be TV or movies (no comics), and the idea is to identify the bad guy who has the most intelligence, a mastermind, ruthless, perhaps also personally skilled in many different areas (H2H, CQB, hacking, explosive, etc.)

Who's your pick OG?

Commodus from Gladiator

Hans Gruber from Die Hard

If we are sticking with everyday human characters I would say Jack from the Shining.

Clive Owen in Inside Man was pretty awesome

Leonard Smalls


I know this is an obvious pop culture answer, but both King Jofree (or however you say it) and that other dude from GOT that cut homie's cock off are pretty damn hated characters.  They both played them well.  

Maybe not the best, but two great ones from the same show.

Big Ern was great. Hans may be the GOAT though.

Jack Palance played a bad stick of wood in Shane

Hans Gruber is a quintessential bad guy

Christoph Waltz as Hanz Landa in Inglourious Basterds might take the cake for me.

Cersei Lannister is a pretty nasty bitch. Ramsey Bolton and Joffrey Baratheon are both seriously fucked up bastards. 

John Doe Se7en

Walter White

Lee Van Cleef ?

Bolo ?

Dolph Lundgren ?

Bennett - Commando

Theo Noble from the Following hits on all of your criteria, only downside being that the show sucked by the time he was introduced

Jigsaw guy from Saw

Clyde Shelton from Law Abiding Citizen

Kevin Spacey in Se7en

Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Men

Johnny lawrence and John kreese

Lorne Malwo - Fargo (tv show), deserves some recognition.