This thread is all about who you think the best villain ever is or was.
Mainly fictional, because listing Hitler and whatnot would be boring and obvious.
My vote goes to any Villain played by Will Patton. The main one being General Bethlehem from The Postman, but also as Quentin Glass in The Punisher. Granted it wasn't a good film but all the bits featuring him including his ending sequences were fucking ace.
Bennett (Commando) Kourov (Rambo 3 - best death ever)
Those both have top cheese endings. The reason Quentin Glass interested me is because the way he dies, utterly bewildered and in stages, is acted brilliantly from the start of the scene. It spooked me when I watched it. It felt to me like that's exactly how it would look in real life, save for any OTT dialogue.