2. Alexei de Sadeski, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Played by: Peter Bull
Pretty much everybody is a villain in Dr. Strangelove, but the most memorable commie of the bunch is Alexie de Sadeski, the Soviet ambassador to the U.S. In the movie, Sadeski acts as an intermediary between the U.S. president and the Soviet premier as the two nations attempt to diffuse total nuclear annihilation, but Stanley Kubrick’s legendary black comedy opts to shrug off logic and embrace the insane.
Sadeski is best known for being the beefy, monotone background character as Peter Sellers chews up the scenery in his brilliant multiple roles. And despite his relative silence, he is the ultimate straight man for the madness going on around him. His standout scene came during the scuffle he has with George C. Scott, which leads Peter Sellers to exclaim “Gentleman! You can’t fight in here. This is a war room.”