The 90’s was the last great decade for the action film genre. Actually it is the great decade. And no action film can truly be called great (even if it’s actually a bit rubbish) without a great villain.
Whether it’s world domination they’re pursuing, or revenge on a do-gooding former colleague, or they’re simply just a complete git, the motives of the action villain serve as a crucial impetus for the protagonists. And when the bad guys finally meet their deserved end, it’s always cathartic. And the more convoluted or downright comical the demise, the better.
But how well do you really remember the best and boldest villain deaths from the genre? It’s time to test your memory and see if you can recall these action film baddie deaths...
Answers at the end!
1. Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) - Die Hard With A Vengeance