A Lesson on How to be a Villain

To be a great villain requires more than merely being rotten to the core. The best bad guys are multi-dimensional and unpredictable. With each patronizing grin, disdainful remark and narcissistic fit, Alan Rickman elevates the role of a villain from the plain ol’ bastard to a bastard coated bastard with bastard filling. Actors take note. We’ve picked our four favorite Rickman villains to illustrate the ultimate lessons in how to be a villain, the Alan Rickman way.

The Faces

1 Sheriff of Nottingham
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
2 Severus Snape
Harry Potter Series
3 Hans Gruber
Die Hard
4 Elliot Marston
Quigley Down Under

Step 1: Establish the Setting

Even though his home base is England, Alan Rickman’s villainy knows no bounds.

Exhibit A: Map of Misery

1 Nottingham
East Midlands, England
2 Hogwarts
Somewhere in Scotland
3 Nakatomi Plaza
Los Angeles, California
4 Western Outback

timeline of terror

Exhibit B: Timeline of Terror

Step 2: Perfect The Look

Fashion Accessories
1 Medieval David Lee Roth ensemble
2 Wizard robes complete with cape
3 Wool trench coat over suit
4 Cowboy duster and hat
the look
The messy mullet
The emo
The pencil-thin
The handlebar

Exhibit C: Hairstyles & facial hair

1 Bow & Arrow 2 Wand
3 Machine Gun 4 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle

Exhibit D: Adversary’s Weapon

Step 3: Acquire an Adversary

It is crucial that said adversary is as good as Rickman is vile and merciless.

The Adversary His Accomplice(s)
1 Robin of Locksley A band of merry outlaws from Sherwood Forest
2 Harry Potter Ron & Hermione
3 John McClane Sergeant Al Powell, (aka Carl Winslow)
4 Matthew Quigley A band of aborigines

Step 4: Hone An Evil Personality

1 2 3 4

Exhibit E: Practice saying the adversary’s last name with disdain and over-enunciation

Fine-Tune a Sneer
1 Raging eye bulge
2 Silent rage lip curl
3 Grinning ear-to-ear
4 Teeth flashing squint

Exhibit F: Choose a weapon

Step 5: Prepare for Battle

A legion of loyal henchmen is essential.

1 English soldiers & Celtic warriors
2 Death Eaters
3 German terrorists
4 Dopey cowboys

Step 6: The Money Quote

A sarcastic and pompous delivery is key. This is the beginning of the end.

1 “It’s dull you twit, it’ll hurt more.”
2 “You might be laboring under the delusion that the entire wizarding world is impressed with you.”
3 “SHOOT the GLASS!”
4 “Oh, by the way, you’re fired.”

Step 7: The Untimely Demise

At this point, Rickman has underestimated his foe and written his own death certificate. Here’s the blow-by-blow.

  A Henchman Doesn’t Get the Job Done So He Kills/Attempts to Kill And Meets His Demise By
1 His cousin, Guy of Gisbourne Half of Sherwood Forest Getting stabbed with his own dagger
2 Draco Malfoy Dumbledore Spoiler Alert! Bitten in the neck by a snake
3 Karl Vreski The adversary’s ex-wife Being thrown off a building
4 Every cowboy in Australia Quigley and Crazy Cora Getting shot with his own gun

Bonus: If Rickman played Palpatine

The Setting

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

Preparing for Battle

Lightsaber. A legion of loyal Storm Troopers.

Money Quote

“Mr. Skywalker… The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”

Perfect the Look

Dirty old man. Wizard robes and cape.

Acquire an Adversary

Jedi. The forces of good.

The Untimely Demise

Attempted to kill Luke Skywalker. Got thrown off a building by his loyal henchman, Darth Vader.


This post has 299 comments.

  1. Michael Rice says:

    This is way better than I could even imagine! Great work, friends.

    How about limited edition prints?

  2. This website is beyond incredible. I don’t even have a word for it.

    The illustrations and content flow perfectly and are exhibit A, B and C for why people should create unique designs for their page content.

    I love Rickman, too. He has mastered the evil accent.

  3. Kyle Steed says:

    It’s so great to see this come alive. I’m in awe of your talent sir.

  4. RayRay says:

    This is awesome! Can’t believe I didn’t know about this.

  5. Oh what a lovely layout!

    Great work guys, looking forward to the next installment.

  6. Great look, fun site. One quibble: McClane’s accomplice was Sergeant Al Powell, LAPD. Deputy Chief Robinson was more of a wannabe adversary.

  7. I second the request for prints. I’d buy!

  8. scrogson says:

    Love it! Especially the quote that brings me way back: “Locksley! I’m going cut your heart out with a spoon!”

    “Why with a spoon, cousin? Why not with a sword or an axe or something?”

    “Because its dull you twit, it’ll hurt more!”

  9. raygun says:


    You got us on that one! Changed. Nice find, btw.

  10. Haha Alan Rickman should commend you for your serious efforts.

  11. scottAD says:

    This is beautiful. You went WAY beyond that I thought this site would be. LOVE IT.

  12. Mark says:

    Great site!

  13. Terry says:

    This is great. Good work guys!

  14. Jessie says:

    Bonkers. Bonkers. Brilliant work men.

  15. Franck says:

    Fantastic work!

    I’m Looking forward to the next part of the series.

  16. Scott Travis says:

    This is awesome, though I think Hans Gruber should be #1.

  17. One of the most intelligent sites ive seen this year. period.

  18. RayRay says:

    I would also like to add that my vote for next month’s project would be Dolph Lundgren.

    Ivan Drago
    The Punisher
    and that dude in Universal Soldiers…

    What a resume!

  19. Paul Randall says:

    Fantastically engaging and well designed. I love it!

  20. raygun says:

    Thanks all!

    @scrogson – that quote was pretty much the inspiration for the whole site

    @Scott Travis – We’d never dream of attempting to rank them. They’re just numbered so it’s easy to keep up with as you scroll.

    @RayRay – Step into our office!

  21. Andy Shaw says:

    Love the illustrations, cant wait for the next installment!

  22. Dan Triant says:

    stellar work and great guy to start. you’re added to my google reader.

  23. Tracy Stone says:

    Excellent work! Design, concept, execution are outstanding.

  24. Studio6or7 says:

    This is so fantastic! Really great work.

  25. Louis Coyle says:

    This is damn good!

  26. Inspired lunacy. Particularly the “medieval David Lee Roth ensemble”.

    Trivia: Die Hard was Rickman’s first movie role.

  27. Milan says:

    Great idea, great website! :)

  28. Eli says:

    Nicely done. Nicely done.

  29. Carrie says:


  30. Really Impressive stuff. I think the next candidate (if you are accepting request) should be Jack Nicholson. The joker, The Shining,Col. Nathan R. Jessep.


  31. Derek Tehtard says:

    You could also create another site called the many ‘faeces’ of… and show pictures of Alan Rickman’s poo

  32. Jade Leong says:

    This site is great. Easy to digest and gave me a good giggle too. Love it!

  33. Tyler says:

    It’s spelled Jedi. Jedi is the plural of Jedi. Other than that, this is AWESOME.

  34. Yamil Urbina says:

    This site is really cool guys. Such a simple idea but greatly executed. I love it.

  35. Dave Rupert says:

    @Tyler – I’m going die a thousand deaths for not catching that typo.

    @Derek – That may already be a Tumblr site…

    @Matthew – I just got really excited about that idea! I’m awkwardly a fan of old Jack Nicholson too. Maybe there’d be one of him on the sidelines at a Lakers game. The ideas are flowing now.

  36. Megan says:

    I really liked this! Very cool. Alan Rickman makes any movie infinitely better.

    However, not to be “that guy” but TECHNICALLY Snape isn’t a villain… he just acts like one. And is an ass hole. Other than that, superb.

  37. Joel Helin says:

    This is amazing. Looking forward to the upcoming series!

  38. M MacEachern says:

    I found this through stumbleupon and think that it is quite possible the funniest thing that I have seen in a long time. Absolutely love Alan Rickman!!

  39. Kathy Clarkson says:

    Despite my fannish devotion to Severus Snape, who I have always considered a bastard but never considered a villain, I would tip my hat to you gentlemen were I wearing one.

    As far as I am concerned, Rickman is pretty much the best go-to guy for all of your villainous needs. He is, as they say, The Shit. And if you are honoring him that, combined with your love of Ghostbusters and Han solo, makes you The Shit as well.

    Brilliant job.

  40. Suck says:

    Amazing design dude!

  41. BBmG says:

    I love Mr. Rickman, but I think I would have had Judge Turpin from Sweeney Todd as one of the examples. He was such a sleeze in that movie! xD

    Despite the lack of that character, this was a great little bit of funny!

  42. sevets says:

    What about korg or gorg from the Fifth element?! Definitely up there with great roles taken by Alan Rickman

  43. John Tantalo says:

    “English soliders” should be “English soldiers”

  44. John Tantalo says:


    Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg was played by Gary Oldman, not Alan Rickman.

  45. jack says:

    This is what the internet was made for. Please tell me we’ll be exploring the many faces of Gary Oldman sometime soon.

  46. Alpesh says:

    Awsone guys!!!

    This is amazing.

  47. Cater says:

    Holy crap, this is amazing. Every thought that I have right now is in a drawn-out, snarky Rickman voice. I can’t wait for the many faces of Duane Johnson.

  48. Amyjenc1 says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!

    Most Epic!! Most Epic!!

  49. Will says:

    Am I going to have to be the one to mention that the content of this page doesn’t actually have much of anything to do with the actor? This is just outlining an architype, and he happend to play 4 different characters that fall under that architype and he pulls it off really well.

  50. BtnFlyGuy says:

    Absolutely nailed it!

  51. Lizzie says:

    Badass. QED.

  52. Jonny says:

    I want Gary Oldman! Gary Oldman FTW!

  53. Airzebeth says:

    Magnificent idea and website !
    At last, a deserved tribute to this amazing actor !
    Hurray for him !

  54. Dolores says:

    I would like to see the evil version in pictures

  55. A Foley says:

    You have done Mr. Rickman proud!

  56. Jack Armley says:

    Love it; absolutely fantastic work. So refreshing to see bespoke, for purpose layout on the web. Also, Alan Rickman is a legend. Well done

  57. Knowah says:

    snape. snape. severus snape.
    i love this website.

  58. Dylan says:

    Love this and love Rickman. One flaw though: Snape was never eaten by the snake in Harry Potter, the snake did kill him but never ate him.

  59. torque wrench says:

    I think this is great, except that you seem to have gotten your Snape facts all mixed up. The death eaters and Draco are not his henchmen, and Draco doesn’t get eaten by a big snake. Snape is not actually a villain, just an asshole. Other than all that, goooood jorb.

  60. Chama says:

    Don’t stop! Don’t ever stop!!

  61. Elizabeth Chase says:

    Terrific website but you forgot a couple of worthies!

    Rasputin (1996)
    Judge Turpin in Tim Burton’s more recent Sweeney Todd

  62. sarah says:

    “Spoiler Alert! Getting eaten by a big snake”

    ummmm draco didn’t die… reread the last book buddy.

  63. Adame says:

    Rickman would tear that role (Palpatine) a new asshole!!!!! This page is awesome

  64. Linda M says:

    I have but one word for this-> AWESOME!

    I’d buy the poster ;-)

  65. Debbie says:

    This is awesome!

  66. Lucy says:

    This is absolutely fabulous. I am an avid Alan Rickman fan, and this made my day completely.

    Great art, the charts of evil are hilarious–I’m looking forward to more!

  67. Zachattack says:

    can’t say enough about how much of a badass he is. you guys have said it all. although i will reference his character in dogma because the groin-less angel thing was hilarious. http://www.hwdyk.com/q/quizimage/dogma.jpg

  68. Brett says:

    Snape did not get eaten by a snake, just bitten by one.

  69. herp says:

    This is amazing! Sadly, a lot of the Snape info is wrong. He’s actually trying to help Harry and Draco doesn’t get eaten by Nagini?! haha but other than that, very amazing.

  70. eviljbrian says:

    This is a nice website, but I have to differ on the choice of villain. In my opinion, the best villain portrayer isn’t Alan Rickman, but the honor should go to Tim Curry.

  71. Kratom says:

    One of my favorite villains ever! This is the most amazing site with one of the funniest ideas I seen in ages.

  72. Just had to say that this website is awesome. Beautiful and informative graphics, design and layout.

  73. Chupacabra Ric says:

    We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy! Incredible series guys.

    And eviljbrian, I gotta disagree. Curry never screamed a line like “Cancel Christmas!” with such conviction.

  74. Thomas says:

    Absolutely brilliant, though my favorite Rickman quote is “And call of Christmas…”, also from Robin Hood.

  75. Laurent Leszczynski says:

    Excellent !! Great work, and good recipes to be a great villain !


  76. Katherine says:

    This is super. I think Hans Gruber is my favourite. GIVE ME MY DETONATORS!

  77. May I suggest if you’re ever pressed for time, you could do a “The Many Faces Of Matt Damon”. A cut and paste job surely.

  78. Sam Evanson says:

    “When Alexander the great saw the breadth of his domain he wept…for there were no more worlds to conquer”

    great site & concept. awesome.

  79. Erin says:

    I love it! I desperately want that banner at the top. Love the artwork! No one compares to Rickman!

  80. Dr Mekis says:

    Alan Rickman would play a great Sith Lord!

  81. Stephano says:

    Very cool, love this site!

  82. Love, love, LOVE this website. Great idea and so entertaining.

    Alan Rickman has the defining charisma to be an evil bastard, but he has his good sides like in Love Actually or Galaxy Quest.

  83. Genevieve says:

    This is amazing! LOVE IT.

  84. antonymous says:

    dude, how the crap did you get that crazy dropshadow effect on scroll?

  85. Anisa says:

    I had a good time reading this. Certainly wins out in the end!
    Well done.

  86. Emin says:

    Gret website, looking forward for some new faces. Maybe Kevin Spacey. ^^

  87. inad says:

    I think this is the best thing on on the whole internet… hhmm… yep. Yep it is definitely the best thing on the internet.

  88. VIPx says:

    wow, amazing… greetings from colombia, south america

  89. Dekdaddy says:

    Classic, keep it up. Tom Cruise would be an interesting follow up.

  90. Patrick Rowell says:

    Pure genius! Step 7 part 4 is my particular favourite

  91. It’s like you designed this site to my exact taste. Probably one of the best designs I’ve seen. Fun idea as well, looking forward to the next one

  92. jantzie says:

    I was planning on gouging out my eyes with this empty Red Bull can during a morning meeting, but now I’m going to keep them for a bit, just to see what you guys come up with next. God bless you.

  93. Hand Hugs says:

    Ya, don’t think they read the HP books.. Snape’s not the bad guy.. oops!

  94. Not clear to me why this is a good thing, unless of course, we can mix and match….

  95. Kim says:

    FANTASTIC work!

  96. Magalud says:

    Fantastisch! Rickman is teh master, and your website is as great as he is!

  97. mein melon says:

    i love it! can’t wait to see the next one :)

  98. Cheshire says:

    I am in awe. This is the world’s best most intriguing site.

    My most favorite being is now properly worshiped!

  99. Jaydn says:

    This is great. I love Alan Rickman. He just plays evil so well.

  100. Smoulinka says:

    Nice website ;)

    Alan Rickman is a great actor!

  101. This is fantastic. Alan Rickman has always been great, and with your help, now we know why!

  102. Grunwald says:

    Absolutely is the single most important achievement in the history of humanity. Either that or a self-indulgent waste of time.

  103. Somone says:

    Okay, sept for one problem. Snape is not a villain. He was one of the good guys.

  104. atomhammer says:

    Love it!

    I especially am fond of the “…Alan Rickman elevates the role of a villain from the plain ol’ bastard to a bastard coated bastard with bastard filling…”



    Love this page.

    Best wishes and keep them coming!


  105. Leahhz says:

    This is totally awesome!!!! Found it through Stumbleupon and have shared it with my friends lolz

  106. Chris Burrows says:

    Great idea! I love it. Beautifully done!

  107. Ruizu says:

    Hilarious- I think his best villanous role was as Mr Slope in the Barchester chronicles. He mastered ‘slimy’ to perfection.

  108. Carole Crawford says:

    I too am in awe of your page. Saw a snippet of it yesterday. Glad to have found the full page. It is totally brilliant, superbly unique and wonderfully hilarious.

    And of course, what a wonderful person to build such characters on.

  109. Miriam says:

    I love it.

  110. king tut says:

    “…Benefits of a classical education.”

    Brilliant concept. Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Jack Nicholson. Make it happen baby!

  111. Avinash J. says:

    Simple and to the point, and so true, seventeen thumbs up!

  112. Gedy Rivera says:

    Amazing website. Everything is perfect.

  113. Love it. But I don’t see Mr. Rickman plays Palpatine, he’s a comical villain, which Palpatine isn’t.

  114. Caitlin says:

    Just because Snape turned out to be secretly working for the good guys doesn’t mean he’s not a villain. He played a villainous role throughout the series up til the very end. For the purposes of this site, at least, it’s okay to classify him as such. Stop being nit-picky.
    And for the people who failed their reading comprehension test, the “Meets his Demise” section refers to the villain, not the henchman.

  115. Ellie says:


  116. Kailyn says:

    This is the best site i’ve been on in a long time.

  117. Clawed says:

    Ok, you fogot one of Rickman’s best roles. You have to watch him play “Interrogator” in Closet Land. Deliciously evil torturer. And it’s a two-person show, so you get a LOT of Rickman goodness. (The part of “Victim” is played by Madeleine Stowe, FYI)

  118. This is amazing! Keep up the good work. I can’t wait for more.

  119. Marcus says:

    Love the site, very nice.

    And to repeat a request, how about some prints. I’ll take the header banner on a 3′ print for cash. Seriously!

    Sometimes when watching a film without Rickman I think,”Y’know, this film would be so much better if that actor was Rickman.”

  120. Spencer says:

    Hogwarts is in England. Perfect otherwise!

  121. Pamala says:

    would LOVE a t-shirt with that print on it !!

  122. Pamala says:

    And if you truly love the man’s acting watch him play a good guy in Truly Madly Deeply

  123. Rachael says:

    this, is so cool. it made me really happy, because it talks about snape and star wars! Long live Alan Rickman!

  124. Amy says:

    Love the site, very nice.

    And to repeat a request, how about some prints. I’ll take the header banner on a 3′ print for cash. Seriously!

    Sometimes when watching a film without Rickman I think,”Y’know, this film would be so much better if that actor was Rickman.”

  125. jd says:


  126. Do NOT disappoint me.

  127. abraxisdragon says:

    This is so good. I’m going to be chuckling about it for days. Though Snape isn’t really a villan, more an anti-hero, he still fits the mold for acting like one and I do think he is one of Alan’s best roles.

    Thank you so much for the great fun.

  128. Agata says:

    Oh GOD, the idea is awsome, and I just LOVE Alan! I vote for a print or a poster version of this idea :)

  129. izafelidae says:

    I love the attention you have paid to the subject matter. I’m not sure at all if you are familiar with the Terry Pratchett Discworld series of books that are slowly becoming movies. My friends and I have long had a game of casting the stories. The leader of the biggest city is called the Patrician. Rickman would be perfect for this! The Patrician is not necessarily evil, but very practical in a shades-of-gray sort of way. The role has been played by Jeremy Irons, who was not bad. But he just did not possess quite the right look.

  130. Marijke Studer says:

    it seems that some ppl are getting confused with the layout so i’ll clarify. when he wrote “getting bitten by a big snake” he was referring to the demise of snape and not draco

  131. Carly K says:

    Wow. I’m blown away. Well done. WELL done.

  132. Greg Babula says:

    Great website, love it!

  133. hello says:

    i believe that in die hard thats actually his brother not him.

  134. This site is awesome. I love a great story telling site, really impressed ten-fold. Love the Palpatine ending… :)

  135. Caleb says:

    Great site! Loved the bonus bit.

  136. Cara says:

    Fantastic and I agree that selling posters of this content would be great.

    Looking forward to more!

  137. Chi says:

    Ha, brilliantly done, look forward to seeing more

  138. chris says:

    Great page! :)
    Interesting though, his slightly less memorable villains get killed by their own weapons.

  139. Chris says:

    Genius! Do Keanu Reeves..erm maybe not

  140. Tom Heggie says:

    This is great, good concept, fantastic execution.


  141. Natalie says:

    If you had bothered to do any real research, you would know Severus Snape is not a villain at all.

  142. Tri Vuong says:

    This design is really really clever. I love it.

  143. Андрей says:

    Great! it’s very beautifull wp themes realization!

  144. dEJA says:

    I just love all the many faces of Alan Rickman!

  145. Jon says:

    They should have added the patriot as well. otherwise its great!

  146. Leah says:

    Gasp! Shocking…and brilliant.

  147. Kanouf says:

    Just simple talent, thanks

  148. fknfny says:

    this. is. fkn. awesome.

  149. Susan Pelletier says:

    Am I the only woman that thinks these guys are HOT? Come on ladies, you know you like em mean.

  150. Rob LAngdon says:

    Sweet! S. W. Eet.

  151. Zulema says:

    Great work! Rickman is such a great actor. Please include some video snippets of his work!

  152. Jared Volpe says:

    brilliant beyond brilliant. looking forward to the next installment.

  153. Hera says:

    Thanks for making this! Thanks for the design, for the great illustrations and jokes, and last but not least, thanks for reminding the world of Sir Alan Rickman, the greatest villain that can speak without his lips touching his teeth!

  154. Web Designer says:


  155. Jerett says:

    Let us not forget him in one of his best villain roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

  156. Jerett says:

    Yikes – I see you have that. Darn how did I miss that? Coffee and cold meds, not a good combo.

  157. Sophie says:

    I love Alan Rickman
    I love this website
    and now, I think I love you!^^

    It’s a great work, thank you.

  158. @gariphic says:

    I’m a big fan of Alan Rickman, once saw him in London walking down the street.

    This page is very clever + enetertaining. Kudos!
    Will share it via Twitter.

  159. Dan says:

    I’d say that the Money Quote from Die Hard, delivered with a sneer and dripping sarcasm, should be, “Yippee ki yay…”

  160. …I love it! It makes me want to eat! As should all this this amazing!

  161. Ferge says:

    Nice website, ceep up the good work :-)

  162. MJ says:

    this is so absolutely awesome.

  163. brock says:

    I like it. But the Harry Potter nerd in me has to point something out. Draco really isn’t Snape’s “henchman,” as he (Draco) is assigned by VOLDEMORT to kill Dumbledore. Furthermore, Snape only kills Dumbledore at Dumbledore’s prior request, as the curse incurred from Marvolo Gaunt’s ring is going to kill Dumbledore in the near future anyway. That is all.

  164. Laíza says:

    Terrific actor, terrific post. xoxo from Brazil

  165. Britta says:

    This is amazing but where’s Judge Turpin? But this is really creative! :P

  166. Jeff says:

    what about the judge turpin from sweeney todd

  167. c christian says:

    where are the women?

  168. Rachel Adams says:

    This rox! He should have been Palpatine! I love Starwars and Harry Potter, so i love this page! RICKMAN ROX!

  169. I love it! Haha. Rickman really mastered the villainy real well. Too bad he said he didn’t like playing villains.

  170. Kill Joy says:

    Pure gold

  171. Josie says:

    This is possibly the most amazing thing I have ever seen. And I second limited edition prints.

  172. Joshua Phelps says:


    I’ll take No. 2. XD

  173. F*cking awesome.

  174. Kelster says:

    I LOVE Alan Rickman! Your site is incredible & made my day! YOU ROCK!

  175. Mili says:

    This is amazing!!! You should do this for Nicholas Cage. :D that would be genius.

  176. John Mac says:

    Amazing website and great illustration. Hans Gruber was a very well played villian.

  177. Michelle says:

    Do you have t-shirts?? You should have t-shirts.

  178. xim says:

    excellent web! was so much fun….. excelente trabajo!

  179. David says:

    I lol’d extensively. Great work.

  180. Taylor G says:

    I was disappointed that Judge Turpin from Sweeney Todd wasn’t on here. He fits the model! lol

    Otherwise it is really good and SUPER funny! I lol’d, I LMAO’d, and may have even ROFL’d!

  181. Murray says:


  182. Great job guys!

    Love the design and style of the website. John Cusak is excellant but Rickman has to be my favourite.

    Looking forward to see the next installment.

  183. Brendan says:


  184. fernanda says:




    ; )

  185. I am totally going to use this with my students! Characterization, villiany, oh-so-much-fun!


  186. Mark says:

    Liked the work, it would be cool to do something similar on Gary Oldman

  187. PengLei says:

    This is really fantastic

    I love this website and i love AR

  188. Marlina says:

    This is so cooL! hahahaha!!!!
    i am a huge rickman fans tho!
    mames me go LOL!

  189. kaia says:

    Too great! I LMAO.

  190. Shelly D says:

    The Die Hard quote should be Yipee K Aye Mother Fucker

  191. SteV says:

    I’d praise this site but hey, nothing works and Rickman has more than 4 faces.

  192. Scott says:

    Just want to say this is a very funny site, well done!

  193. Maria Silbermann says:

    “I don’t play villains, I play interesting people!!!” Alan Rickman. He’s said many times he doesn’t think it’s right to only be known as the villain.

  194. this is completely awesome.
    i forget what a genius he actually is!

  195. Alphabetix says:

    Love me some Alan Rickman. Snape could never be anyone else. It’s funny too that Rickman did such a classic job as Hans Gruber so early on in his career…

  196. sleepy says:

    Sergeant Al Powell, (aka Carl Winslow) it wasnt carl winslow, it was Reginald Veljohnson also know as the dad from family matters

  197. hasic says:


  198. Alan says:

    I find this rather amusing. Thank you. My niece showed me this.

  199. Adam C says:

    Hilarious… great work

  200. kerstin Berg says:

    Great website !

  201. Kat Cannon says:


    Had me laughing from the start!


  202. Mafer Potter says:

    Hilarious! And nicely done!

  203. Kelly Burr says:

    best website ever….really

  204. Melissa says:


    Ummm Snape was one of the good guys. He spent years trying save Harry…

  205. jackiesayshuh says:

    You don’t include him as the Metatron

  206. Tamara says:

    This is awesome.

  207. Clay Murray says:

    Wow this is a legitimate site thank you for the contribution to the culture of the world

  208. Elise says:

    This is very good.

    Australia doesn’t have cowboys though, they’re called stockmen or jackaroos (probably jackaroos, from context).

  209. Jhon says:


    “Mr. Skywalker… The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”


  210. Tim Martin says:

    If someone wrapped this website up and put it under my Christmas tree it would be the best present EVER!

  211. liping vong says:


  212. hidden says:

    Great job. I have very, very few links on my site, but you’ve earned one. Got to make a links section for it.

    Thought I should share my blog with you in case you’d find it enjoyable.

    “Dear Alan Rickman, Amen: reflections on a higher power”

    Sorry about the “hidden.” Look at blog and all is revealed.

  213. kwh says:

    I challenge you to do this with Gary Oldman, it’ll be a page about 700 miles long…

  214. Vivian says:

    Stumbled upon this site while looking for site about Mr. Alan “I don’t play villains, I play very interesting people” Rickman. And enjoy the display and thoughts behind this a lot.

    Mr. Rickman’s characters may have improved the adversaries much better too (say the American guy in Movie #1 as an example?).

    Thanks for the wonderful work.

  215. storm sparks says:

    This website is amazing i love it !!!
    well done i agree with the t shirt idea!!

    Alan Rickman is amazing i love him

  216. Adriana Coy says:

    So funny. I love Harry Potter and everything about him so I found this very amusing.

  217. Erich Von Stroheim says:

    While it is easy to portray a villian yet Rickman does it pretty well but not as nearly well as the creators of this wickedly cool portfolio.

  218. Jacob Stoops says:

    This site is so flippen funny. Alan Rickman is the man, btw! Great design and even better copywriting…

  219. Mel Garcia says:

    This is hilarious and awesome! Although in my opinion you shouldve put the part of the judge something in sweeney todd

  220. lalalalaaaaaaaaa says:

    nice work, though he’s not the bad guy in Harry Potter if you have read the book you’d know that…

  221. Ash Caro says:

    Snape. Snape. Severus Snape. Snape. DUMBELDORE!!!!!!!!

  222. nechole says:

    I love Alan Rickman and this site is wonderful

  223. RachelLynn says:

    How could they forget Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd?!? He was pretty darn evil in that movie! Gotta love Alan Rickman, though. Fantastic actor, and terribly underrated.

  224. osi says:

    great read.

    now if only i could add “Quigley Down Under” to my Netflix cue directly from this site!

  225. Craig Schrader says:

    Technically Lord Sidious / Palpatine is tossed of a ledge on the deathstar, not a building. Great page though

  226. Lauren M says:

    The creator of this page has a true talent. I appriciated its simplicity yet factual way of delivery. Very to the point, but stays interesting.. kind of makes me wish the creator would go into more depth with Alan Rickman’s various roles.

  227. Severus Snape says:

    oh yeah ! this is cool

  228. Katia says:

    I almost ruined Harry Potter for myself when reading the spoiler alert thing. Jesus….that was a close one…

  229. Aleksandra says:

    Great Work ;)
    He is supernal actor! I love all of the characters that he played.
    And don’t forget about the Rasputin ;)

    And I LOVE his voice!!
    Big Kiss for Alan ;D

    Fan from Poland

  230. kyle says:

    i would buy a print of this.

  231. Laura Ferguson says:

    This is brilliant! I was grinning throughout reading it. Evil Rickman is my favourite Rickman!

  232. Jen says:

    OMG I love how this page has John Cusack, too! Alan Rickman and John Cusack are two of my favorite actors!

  233. Morgan says:

    Brilliant! Absolutely stunning. Your exhibits & illustrations are right on the mark. Besides which, Rickman is the perfect subject. I love his velvet voice.

  234. Zinnie La Roux says:

    The best. The absolute best. And so Chic looking, I want to put it on my wall.

  235. crankypony says:

    Good work. Now I have a machine gun. Ho-ho-ho!

  236. Grant Sykes says:

    Please do a Nicholas Cage one!

  237. Christine says:


  238. Kt says:

    <3<3<3 epic site!!! absolutely love this <3

  239. Kaia says:

    This is so awesome! Alan Rickman is one of my favorites. Do Gary Oldman next!!!!

  240. Anja says:

    I can just repeat what Kaia said: do Gary Oldman next :)

    You’ve done this really good.

  241. Alan Rickman says:

    This is a nice website.

  242. Very witty and humorous.

  243. Kristina says:

    I LOVE the Harry Potter movies and Rickman, but honestly the best part of this page was Carl Winslow lol.

    Your website is glorious. Found it via Smashing Magazine. ;) I implore you to show us the many faces of Christopher Walken sometime.

  244. baidu456 says:

    What a great publish. I truly love reading these kinds or content articles. I can?t wait to find out what others have to say.

  245. Allan White says:

    “Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?”

    Epic post! Smiling broadly.

  246. Ray Wong says:

    This is Awesome!!! A very nice illustration on how to be a villain!!!

  247. Stephie says:

    Excellent work! Alan Rickman is my weakness, an amazing actor all around. You should have done “Something the Lord Made” or “Bottle Shock” though.
    “You hate me because you think i’m an ass hole and I’m not really it’s just that I’m british and…well you’re not.” -Bottle Shock

  248. Matt Sevilla says:

    This is so AWESOME! I love Alan Rickman and I love what you did here!

  249. Raphael says:

    “from the plain ol’ bastard to a bastard coated bastard with bastard filling.” Hahahaha!

  250. Mitchie says:

    This is definitely a wicked way of showcasing the world of how BRILLIANT an actor Mr.Rickman truly is..! *thumbs up*

  251. Kratom says:

    Rickman for President!

  252. eliza says:

    Awesome work, man..!!!Great…Really, great :) I enjoyed it lots :))

  253. Pam T says:

    Very creative and amusing. Nice job. One of my favorite Alan quotes: “you’re not one of those anti smoking activists, are you?” (The Interrogator – Closet Land) I second those who would like to see you do Gary Oldman next. I also agree that your illustrations would look nice on a T-shirt (-:

  254. Sandy says:

    Creative and original. But Snape’s not a bad buy! Anyway, the way you discuss this is very interesting, and the pictures really capture his expressions well.
    Out of all the steps, I think Step 5 about preparing for battle is the funniest!

  255. rebecca says:

    this is the most magnificent work i have ever seen

  256. Shannon says:

    hehe awesome!

  257. astoria says:

    Brilliantly written, didn’t want to reach the end of the page!

  258. Neko says:

    great work! but you forgot one villain that he “played”(he lended his voice): Illidan from world of Warcraft

  259. Amber B says:

    Snape is NOT a villain.

  260. The Chosen One says:

    I love this, so much.
    but I have one thing to say about number 2: his role as Severus Snape in Harry Potter.


  261. Jordan Young says:

    I love Alan Rickman , and for making this, I now love you

  262. Kaitlin says:

    The silent rage lip curl… good lord.

  263. Alexa says:

    This is golden. Good job!

  264. severus snapes animagus adopted father says:

    i looooooove severus i say he is my adopted father. to respect his death he was not eaten he was bitten. stupid VOLDEMORT! if i could meet alan rickman i would ask, mr.rickman… can i call you severus

  265. Abby Klassen says:

    very funny, but accomplices Ron and Hermione? I don’t get that

  266. biff henderson says:

    If there is ever a book about Alan Rickman it must be titled: “Where Are My Detonators?!!” The Alan Rickman Story

  267. meera says:

    Well…Snape comes out as a hero. In fact he was protecting Harry Potter.

  268. Lena says:

    This website looks amazing! I agree with the other users, you need to turn these into poster prints – I’d buy them! (I prefer the “banner2″ upon landing.)

    Great job!

  269. Isabel B says:

    This website is amazing! Shows why Alan Rickman is such an AMAZING actor! I seriously am obsessed with him! And along with his perfection of the evil character (except Snape of course :) ) he is also smoking hot.

  270. Joshua Baker says:

    The story of Harry Potter occurs in the 1970s not in the 2000s. So your timeline under Step 1 is wrong.

  271. Chris McLean says:

    Memorable presentation boys, like Rickman himself, and you’ve gone a long way to explain why. And where’s the bit about his wonderfully understated sense of humour? Exactly. You’ve wrapped it up very well indeed.

  272. angie watson says:

    that was very funny there whole big fan thing over alan i do not really understand it but it funny how peolpe try to sound like and fail mostly i am one of his chose famliy menders i so i know i wish i was at spelling oh well funk whatever

  273. SineadH says:

    THANKYOU SOOO MUCH for making this truly incredible website!!!

    I am in LOVE with Alan Rickman and you have made me love him even more:D!!

    Your website has shown off his amazing talent perfectly and I can now find more DVD’s with him in them!:)

  274. Bibi says:

    Severus Snape is not a villain. He’s just had some unfortunate misunderstandings in his past, and he’s not a very warm loving personaltiy. But he’s not a villain.

  275. Clare McFadden says:

    while I appreciate this tutorial I have to object to your listing Severus Snape as a villain, I think you will find that Alan Rickman has not played a stock villain since The Sheriff of Nottingham! (he talked about it on a youtube video)

  276. emma theresia uring says:

    ouww it”s FANTASTIC how can i dont know about this before.Well done
    I am the RICKMANIAC too,Rickman num 1# Yeyyyyy..

  277. Racheal says:

    Technically, Snape wasn’t a bad guy. Sure we don’t know that for sure until he dies, but still.

  278. saj says:

    Veryy coool!

  279. Taylor. says:

    I love the look of this website, but think you totally missed on the complexity of Snape! If someone didn’t know the character and read this site, they’d think he was a black and white villain– when in reality, he was fighting for the “good guys” all along.

  280. Nancy says:

    Never figured out exactly why I am attracted to him so strongly. I guess it could be the accent but it is probably the touch of evil in his speech inflections. Liked your site very muc

  281. Bellatrix LeStrange says:

    Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!:) Alan Rickman is my favorite actor ever!! I think you (TheManyFacesOf.com) should do Jason Isaacs next.

  282. georgia says:

    I thought Alan Rick an was in “Hook”, however I do not see his name in the cast, nor in his Bio or list of movies. I love his voice, & my cousin told me his name & to see him in Quigley Down Under. I prefer him in Hook” and the Robin Hood movies, & in the movie series where he also had longer black hair. He was also a fine villain in all of these movies & I still love his voice. I want to see the movies or plays where he plays Shakespeare characters!

  283. James Hay says:

    Alan Rickman Is One Of My All-Time Favorite Movie Villains.No One Is Better At Such An Daunting Task. I Really Like This Page

  284. Bailey Ryan says:

    Not sure why I love Alan so much, but I would most def have his children.

  285. charles nathen bennington says:

    alan rickmen is the greatest actor in the world

  286. J-Dawn says:

    I laughed so hard that someone in the next room came in to see if I was ok.

  287. Riyan says:

    This is brilliant!!
    Surprisingly refreshing!!

  288. Oculus Mundi says:

    Alan Rickman is a legend. Not just at being a villain (though his unforgettable “I’m going to cut his heart out with a spoon” as the Sheriff of Nottingham still makes me snigger) but in everything I’ve ever seen him appear in.

    Have you seen the astonishing love story Truly, Madly Deeply? Please, do yourselves a favour if you have not and see that too.

  289. You are awesome. I love this.

  290. Hi, I found this while researching my month long tribute to Alan Rickman on my Secondary Character Saturday segment for my blog. Brilliant. Cheers, Rita

  291. amber says:

    i dont know if anyone has noticed yet that snape was not a villian? he only acted it to protect harry, thus protect the futur of the wizard world

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