No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, is finally slated to release in theaters on October 8. With 25 films, the James Bond franchise has been around for 60 years. During that time, the world’s most famous secret agent has faced off against many adversaries. So, today we are taking a look at five of our favorite James Bond villains of all time. But be warned: spoilers ahead!


1) Le Chiffre (Casino Royale)

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We’ll start off our list of our favorite James Bond villains with a more recent one. Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) was a stateless, international financier of terrorism. He’s introduced at the start of Casino Royal by the shadowy Mr. White of Spectre to an African terrorist who asks him to invest millions of dollars. But Le Chiffre is playing fast and loose with everyone’s money. He plans on undercutting the stock of a SkyFleet, an aircraft company by blowing up its newest aircraft. Of course, Bond foils that action. 

Le Chiffre then enters a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro to win back the money he has lost before his friends find out. Bond famously sits across from him in the Texas Hold’em tournament at the Casino Royale. 

He later tortures a naked Bond, who is strapped to a chair, by swinging a thick, knotted ship’s rope into Bond’s testicles… ouch, before he’s done in by… Mr. White. 


2) Silva (Skyfall) 

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Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) was a former MI6 operative. He was given up by “M,” when she was the station chief in Hong Kong, in return for several British agents. 

Skyfall marked the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise. It takes Bond and “M” back to Bond’s childhood home in Scotland while being chased by Silva. During the fighting, “M” is shot in the hip and bleeds out. Bond kills Silva with his father’s old military knife as “M” dies in his arms.