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Top 10 Actors Who Have Played Both Heroes and Villains in Horror

Actors and actresses who have distinctly played both protagonist roles and antagonist roles in separate horror films and/or horror television shows, regardless if the horror films or shows were good or bad in quality
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    1Anthony Hopkins - Played Hero As Father Lucas Trevant in The Rite (2011) & Played Villain As Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    He also played Dr. Van Helsing in Bram Stoker's Dracula...

  • 2Jack Nicholson - Played Hero As Andre Duvalier In The Terror (1963) & Played Villain As Jack Torrance In The Shining (1980)

  • 3Kathy Bates - Played Hero As Detective Shirley Vogul in Diabolique (1996) & Played Villain As Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990)

  • 4Gary Oldman - Played Hero As Rabbi Joseph Sendak in The Unborn (2009) & Played Villain As Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

  • 5Bill Skarsgard - Played Hero As Mark in Assassination Nation (2018) & Played Villain As Pennywise The Dancing Clown in IT (2017)/IT Chapter Two (2019)

  • 6Emma Roberts - Played Hero As Brooke Thompson In AHS 1984 & Played Villain As Jill Roberts In Scream 4 (2011)

  • 7Octavia Spencer - Played Hero As Nurse Octavia Daniels in Halloween II (2009) & Played Villain As Sue Ann Ellington in Ma (2019)

  • 8Mark Hamill - Played Hero As Reverend George In Village of the Damned (1995)/Brent Matthews in Body Bags (1993)/Malcolm Brook in Airborne (2012) & Played Villain As Chucky in Child's Play (2019)

  • 9Lupita Nyong'o - Played Hero As Adelaide Wilson in Us (2019) & Played Villain As Red in Us (2019)

  • 10Johnny Depp - Played Hero As Glen Lantz in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) & Played Villain As Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

  • 11Tony Todd - Played Hero As Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1968) & Played Villain As Daniel Robitaille in Candyman (1992)

  • 12Shawnee Smith - Played Hero As Meg Penny in The Blob (1988) & Dr. Francine Sullivan in The Grudge 3 (2009) & Played Villain As Amanda Young in the Saw Franchise
    She also played one of the villainous characters in Stephen King's The Stand miniseries in 1994...

  • 13Muse Watson - Played Hero As C.W. Niles in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) & Played Villain As Benjamin Willis in I Know What You Did Last Summer Franchise

  • 14P.J. Soles - Played Hero As Lynda Van Der Klok in Halloween (1978) & Played Villain As Norma Watson in Carrie (1976)

  • 15Paula Shaw - Played Hero As Millie Hartman in Chupacabra: Dark Seas (2005) & Played Villain As Pamela Vorhees in Friday the 13th Franchise

  • 16Rob Mello - Played Hero As Cyrus in Crazy Lake (2016) & Played Villain As John Tombs in Happy Death Day Franchise

  • 17Ruby Modine - Played Hero As Judi Ross in Satanic Panic (2019) & Played Villain As Lori Spengler in Happy Death Day (2017)

  • 18Ted Levine - Played Hero As Bob Carter in The Hills Have Eyes (2006) & Played Villain As Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

  • 19Florence Pugh - Played Hero As Angela Sayers in Malevolent (2018) & Played Villain As Dani Ardor in Midsommar (2019)

  • 20Sheri Moon Zombie - Played Hero As Charly & Played Villain As Baby Firefly in House of 1000 Corpses (2003)/The Devil's Rejects (2005)/3 From Hell (2019)

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