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Even while writing this article, I became confused in whether this would focus on war speeches or just characters talking for a long time.  Then I decided that I could instead do both.  I’ll have an article right now for great monologues, which is defined a speech from one character speaking their thoughts aloud, and I’ll have a separate one for great wartime speeches for another day.  So in the movies you’ll see below, you won’t find the empowering words of William Wallace or Theoden, King of Rohan, but the long speeches that are particularly mesmerizing in their substance and delivery.  This is a very broad topic, so I’d imagine the choices I made could be considered lousy, and that there are more suitable ones.  That’s your job, to find them and prove me wrong.

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Villains are essential in making any movie worth its while.  We can either love them or hate them, usually for the same reasons: whether it be for their disillusioned sense of morality or ingenious methods of putting our heroes in a pinch.  For this we have to thanks the great writers who came up with them and the actors who brought them to life.  So here’s a list of my favorite villains in movies and the actors who did a great job portraying them.  Spoilers below.

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