1. T-800, The Terminator (1984)
Played by: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Without displaying any emotions, Arnold Schwarzenegger made the cyborg killing machine from Terminator into a cultural icon. The T-800 is guided by a computer to be as cold and calculating as possible. He’s more like a horror movie villain than a typical assassin, especially with the way he stalks his target, Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton), throughout the entire movie.
Playing the only non-human hitman on this list, Schwarzenegger managed to make him the most fascinating character in the film simply by dressing in leather and putting on some shades. Many actors have since tried to copy T-800’s monochromatic look and grim façade, but no one has come close to what Schwarzenegger was able to do with so little.