There is crazy in all of us. We use it to keep up with all the insanity around us. In the movies as well in real life however, there are some that got to the overdrive mode and became horribly crazy, mentally-troubled characters who aspired to mess with our brains and even our lives, and sending chills in the spine…regardless if this was done belligerently or quietly. Nothing excites and unsettles us more than the crazies in the movies that either actually lived amongst us or were fantastically conceived and written to be played in movies.
Whether they were portrayed as ordinary people with secret personas or the outright demented criminals and mentally-deranged, the following characters are high-up in mostly everyone’s list. Such roles also allowed actors to leave their lasting mark in the entertainment business with their memorable portrayals of these bizarre offbeat characters, and even winning awards on the side. Here now are the lunatics, the freakish nuts and slice-and-dice antisocial beings that were personified by the following characters: