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World's Best Loved Villains

Last updated on: September 7, 2009 

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The Joker in the Batman movie, who gave sleepless nights to the winged superhero, has been named the world's best loved villain in a poll.

The character, which first appeared in a 1940 Batman comic, has been played on the big screen by the likes of Jack Nicholson and late actor Heath Ledger.

A computer games company placed the Joker top of the new poll, reports Contactmusic.


Image: Heath Ledger in a scene from The Dark Knight

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The Joker beat Magneto -- played by Sir Ian MCKellen in the X-Men film franchise -- which scored the second position in the poll.

Image: Sir Ian MCKellen in a scene from X-Men

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The third place was taken by Spider-Man's psychotic archrival -- the Green Goblin -- brought to life by Willem Dafoe in the 2002 film.


Image: Willem Dafoe in a scene from Spider-Man

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Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars came in fourth.


Image: Jabba the Hutt

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Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor wrapped up the top five.


Image: Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor in a scene from Superman Returns

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Source: ANI