7. Bill (David Carradine), "Kill Bill"
We know that Bill is supposed to be the bad guy of "Kill Bill," but David Carradine's silky presence in the film makes him a difficult master to root against. As the head assassin and the cause of The Bride's rampage, Bill remains offscreen in "Vol. 1" but owns "Vol. 2" with quiet grace and a surprising amount of worn-out emotion. The role would be one of Carradine's last major screen shots before his death in 2009, but the former "Kung Fu" star played the villain with tremendous control.