Manipulative personalities aren’t uncommon in movies. If you think about it, the art of movie-making is inherently about manipulating audiences. But that’s a separate conversation altogether. Today, we are going to talk about the list of movie personalities who created an unforgettable name for themselves because of their evil and wicked ways. These are the most manipulative film characters ever.
15. Kathryn Merteuil – Cruel Intentions (1999)
Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a sweet little child, wary of the world and its deceptions. She is too deceptive for her age and can manipulate anyone and everyone. For her, the world is game and she has this relentless need to win every single game. And she is ready to do anything for that. The art of seduction is her biggest weapon and she knows how to use it. She is a temptress and lures everyone to her deception, even the audience. She is also vicious and doesn’t care for anyone except for her selfish ways.
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14. Col. Nathan R. Jessep – A Few Good Men (1992)
There are not a lot of scenes where Jessep (Jack Nicholson) is shown at his manipulative best. The idea behind the story is to keep his manipulating skills under wraps and only display his authority. His manipulative traits comes to the fore when he is questioned in the court. In his quest of inculcating discipline among his men, he has become so blinded that humanity and compassion are few words that don’t exist in his dictionary. All he believes in is the line of command and security of the nation. But the moment his pride gets heavy on him, his deception gives in and he is exposed.