Robert De Niro has played villain more than any other film actor

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The actor to have played a villainous role in the most number of films has been revealed.

A brand new survey conducted by ranks the 10 people who have played baddies in films – and the list is compiled of just male actors.

Topping the list is Robert De Niro, who has racked up a grand total of 19 villains ranging from a young Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II – for which he won an Oscar – to Neil McCauley in Heat.

His other villainous roles include Louis Gara in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown and Jimmy Conway in Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.

Following close behind with 16 villains is Peter Stormare, the character actor whose credits include Fargo, The Big Lebowski and Bad Boys II.

Also featured on the list is Vinnie Jones, Gary Oldman and Samuel L Jackson, who was recently usurped as the actor who has said the most swear words in cinema.

The findings were sourced from IMDb’s compilation of 500 actors to have played villains as well as the Wikipedia page dedicated to on-screen baddies.

Find the full top 10 below.

1. Robert De Niro (19)

2. Peter Stormare (17)

3. Ron Perlman (16)

4. Tim Curry (15)

– James Woods (15)

6. Vinnie Jones (14)

– Gary Oldman (14)

Christopher Walken (14)

– Malcolm McDowell (14)

10. Samuel L Jackson (13)

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