Appeared In: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Played By: Christopher Lee
Diabolical Weapon: The golden gun
Killed By: A bullet courtesy of Bond

Is there any actor on the planet more dastardly than Christopher Lee? He’s the epitome of evil, having played Dracula a zillion times in Hammer films, so it was only natural that he took on the role of a Bond villain eventually. And while The Man with the Golden Gun isn’t one of 007’s better outings, Lee’s performance was still top notch.

Sporting a gold plated pistol and a third nipple, Francisco Scaramanga is one of the world’s deadliest assassins, and his plot is to steal the “Solex Agitator,” which is used in the creation of solar energy plants, and sell it to the highest bidder. However, Bond is always in his way as the movie soon turns into a personal vendetta between the two. It culminates in a final showdown in a hall of mirrors that is still among the franchise’s high points.