Is there any reason to doubt Alan Rickman’s ability to be the perfect villain? I do not think so. Starting in 1988 with Die Hard (otherwise known as the greatest movie ever made), Alan Rickman has shown the world his uncannily ability to show emotion, while showing no emotion. As a way to see just how well he plays the role of villain, The Many Faces has put together a lesson about it.
Some might (and do) argue that Snape really isn’t a villain, but until the last act of the 7th book, we really don’t know where his loyalties lie. And, Alan Rickman plays Snape perfectly.
I do have some issues with the bonus. They don’t really give the Emperor an Alan Rickman feel, just some description of things the Emperor did and said, but with a vaguely Alan Rickman face. Now, what would it be like if Alan Rickman actually played a character from the Star Wars Universe? Well my friend, I think he would be quite the adversary. As I think about it, there’s really no one that he can play. I originally thought of Count Douku, but he didn’t have enough screen time to be properly made, and I think Alan Rickman’s skills would have been lost in the role. You really need a role where you see his face, because his expressions are really what makes him, and no crazy alien makup either, because Alan Rickman’s face is perfect.