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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 67. Frank Booth

"Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!" Frank Booth

Played By: Dennis Hopper
Film: Blue Velvet

Why He's On The List: The role that revitalised Dennis Hopper's career, Frank Booth is an unrepentant, perverted, sadistic sonofabitch whose only purpose is to be so evil that the world seems a better place when the hero blows his brains out. From his entrance, huffing oxygen while raping Isabella Rossellini, it's clear that Frank is the scariest villain in David Lynch's filmography. Which is saying something.

Finest Hour: His terrifying mood shift while listening to Dean Stockwell lip-sync to Roy Orbison's In Dreams. From beatific smile to snarling demon in the blink of an eye.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 67. Frank Booth
Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth

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