Paquito Diaz has recently passed on, meeting FPJ, Rudy Fernandez, Ace Vergel, and even Rene Requiestas in the gates of heaven continuing his thespic torment and that infectious villain laughter. Tito Kits, suddenly we realized that since all of the greats like you are being plucked one by one by The Great One, there are no strong bad guys and villains in Philippine movies anymore.
Here’s my simple tribute to the contravidas, the ones who make the bidas look good, the ones who raised hell..these are our Bad Guys, living or dead, in no particular order:
Best known for: The Ron Jeremy moustache, demonic laughter, deeply husky diabolical voice, big hats
Rodolfo “Boy” Garcia
Best known for: Rapist roles, demonic laughter, heinous hairdo, roles that get him laughing while actually being shot at by the bida
Best known for: Typically maniac roles, police asset/mole roles, 2nd-in-line to the gang leader
Best known for: Crooked policeman roles, 3rd henchman roles, shades and yosi and sleek, brushed-up hairdo.
Best known for: This line, “Titirisin ko ang garapatang payat na ‘yan!” in reference to any character played by Vic Sotto.
Best known for: Crooked politician roles – congressman, governor, mayor, etc., playing a rich dad who’s against the bida’s advances towards his unica hija.
Best known for: Being on receiving end of an FPJ flurry on the torso.
Best known for: Typically rapist roles, sometimes gay roles, bad brother to the female lead
Best known for: Gang leader roles, congressman, governor, vice governor, mayor, vice mayor
George Estregan Jr.
Best known for: Psychotic street urchin roles
Best known for: Drunken bastard roles, on the receiving end of the female lead’s slap after uttering “bitiwan mo ‘ko!”
Efren Reyes Jr.
Best known for: Rich gang member roles, drug lords, crooked policeman/colonel/ hepe
Best known for: the hell in FPJ’s heaven,the prototypical bad guy. Pound for pound, the best villain in Philippine movies.
Speaking of Philippine showbiz, let me share this celebrity look-a-like for today:
Pinagbiyak na bunga: A young Anthony Castelo and Jake Cuenca