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Infamous

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Average listal rating (146 ratings) 2.9  IMDB Rating
1. Adolf Hitler
Fascist dictator, Nazi leader, Mass murderer (70+ million deaths due to World War II), Motivational speaker, Inventor of the oft-copied 'Hitler mustache'.

Biopic of his downfall: Der Untergang
TV Biopic: Hitler: The Rise of Evil
What a Burn! The Great Dictator
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Average listal rating (30 ratings) 2.3  IMDB Rating
2. Heinrich Himmler
Second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, Himmler was in charge of the concentration camps, extermination camps, the killing squads, and the head of the SS.

Documentary: Hitler's Henchmen
Related Era: Schindler's List

Average listal rating (49 ratings) 3.4  IMDB Rating
3. Joseph Stalin
Communist dictator, former ally of Hitler til he got back stabbed, and guilty of horrendous war crimes as well.

TV Biopic: Stalin
Related Era: Enemy at the Gates
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Average listal rating (21 ratings) 3.5  IMDB Rating
4. Tse-tung Mao
Chinese communist leader Mao himself claims to have ordered execution of over 700,000 people from 1949-53. US sources estimate closer to 1,000,000 deaths as a result of land reform, and another 800,000 killed in counter-revolutionary campaign.

But what's a million killed here and there, when Mao's Great Leap Forward helped make everything in US have a 'Made in China' label, and give billions of profits to US corporations?

Average listal rating (170 ratings) 2.8  IMDB Rating
5. George W. Bush
If an idiot is in charge of the world's only superpower for 8 years, starting unmoral wars, bungling Katrina relief efforts, and nearly bankrupting the world economy, is he really to blame, or the people that elected him?

Biopic: Oliver Stone's W.
Documentary: The World According to Bush
Related: When the Levees Broke
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Average listal rating (75 ratings) 2.4  IMDB Rating
6. Osama bin Laden
CIA-backed Freedom Fighter or International Terrorist? Or maybe just a convenient boogeyman that gets recycled each time something bad happens in the world?

Documentary: Power of Nightmares
Documentary: Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
Related: United 93
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Average listal rating (20 ratings) 2.7  IMDB Rating
7. Josef Goebbels
Nazi minister of propaganda, chief architect of Nazi anti-semitic campaign.

Nazi Propaganda: Olympia: Festival of the Nation

Average listal rating (33 ratings) 2.7  IMDB Rating
8. Benito Mussolini
The worst kind of Dictator (the Italian kind)
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Average listal rating (22 ratings) 2  IMDB Rating
9. Dick Cheney
The real mastermind behind the legacy that is Dubya's presidency.

Documentary: Why We Fight
Related: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
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Average listal rating (22 ratings) 4.4  IMDB Rating
10. Harry S. Truman
First (and second and hopefully last) person to have ever ordered a Nuclear Weapon to be dropped on a populated centre. Never forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

Documentary: Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan
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Average listal rating (17 ratings) 2.4  IMDB Rating
11. Joseph McCarthy
Gave the 1950s a healthy does of paranoia with the Red Scare witch hunt.

Related Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck.
Distant but still Related: The Crucible
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Average listal rating (58 ratings) 2.3  IMDB Rating
12. Saddam Hussein
US-installed, then US-deposed Dictator. Small fry in the grand scheme of things.

Documentary: Why We Fight
Documentary: The World According to Bush
Loosely Related: Jarhead
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Average listal rating (76 ratings) 3.3  IMDB Rating
13. Richard Nixon
Liar, crook, and only US president forced to resign in shame (still unsure how Dubya avoided following the same path)

Biopic: Oliver Stone's Nixon
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Average listal rating (18 ratings) 2.3  IMDB Rating
14. Ayatollah Khomeini
Started the Islam Revolution in Iran. Great fun-filled decades of Middle East peace followed.

Documentary: The Power of Nightmares
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Average listal rating (22 ratings) 2  IMDB Rating
15. Donald Rumsfeld
Chief architect and pimp of the awesome well-thought-out Iraqi quagmire; former pal of Saddam Hussein.

Documentary: The Power of Nightmares
Documentary: Fahrenheit 911
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Average listal rating (29 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
16. V.I. Lenin
Revolutionary, wiped out an entire Russian dynasty, started a horrendous social project known as 'Communism'

Related Era: Doctor Zhivago
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Average listal rating (17 ratings) 2.1  IMDB Rating
17. Idi Amin
Former Ugandan dictator responsible for between 300,000 to 500,000 deaths mostly due to ethnic persecutions and extrajudicial killings.

Documentary: General Idi Amin Dada
Biopic: The Last King of Scotland

Average listal rating (14 ratings) 2.3  IMDB Rating
18. Slobodan Milosevic
Yugoslavian dictator, guilty of numerous war crimes
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Average listal rating (50 ratings) 2.9  IMDB Rating
19. Charles Manson
Leader of the Manson Family cult which slaughtered several people at their ranch, including Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate.

Biopic: The Manson Family
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Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
20. Al Capone
Notorious mob boss, gangster, smuggler, bootlegger

Movie on his downfall: The Untouchables
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Average listal rating (31 ratings) 3.5  IMDB Rating
21. Ted Bundy
Serial Killer; Murdered aprox 30 to 100 young college women in the States.

Biopic: Ted Bundy
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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 2.9  IMDB Rating
22. John Gotti
Criminal and former head of the New York mafia.
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Average listal rating (868 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
23. Michael Jackson
Pop Star, Child molester, pedophile, freak of nature, Black, White?

Documentary: Living with the Freak
Credits: Discography of the Freak
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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 1.6  IMDB Rating
24. Paul Wolfowitz
Key architect of the Iraqi invasion, and former head of the World Bank. Seems like everything this Zionist touches turns to shit.

Documentary: No End in Sight
Documentary: Why We Fight
World Bank related: Zeitgeist: The Movie
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Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
25. Leni Riefenstahl
German director most (in)famous for her role in directing all the key Nazi Propaganda films, most notably The Triump of the Will.

Documentary: The Wonderful, Horrible Life of ...
Credits: Directed by Leni Riefenstahl

Average listal rating (60 ratings) 3  IMDB Rating
26. O.J. Simpson
Wife murderer who got off free because of someone decided to play the 'race card' during his trial.

Credits: Movies starring O.J. Simpson
Documentary: Please God, there was AMPLE coverage of his trial. Please never ever make a documentary of it.
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Average listal rating (35 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating
27. Fidel Castro
Dictator and leader of the Cuban revolution. Worst crime is putting people into comas with his 5+ hr long speeches about the evils of capitalism.

Documentary: Fidel: The Untold Story
Documentary: Oliver Stone's Comandante
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Average listal rating (1984 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
28. Tom Cruise
Major Scientology advocate, helping all generations of Hollywood become brain-dead followers of the Ron Hubbard corporation of mind freaks.

Also much detested for ruining Oprah's couch.
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Average listal rating (100 ratings) 1.7  IMDB Rating
29. Uwe Boll
Destroyer of happy childhood memories, such as House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne, and god-forbid, Far Cry.

Uwe's goal is to replace this guy: Ed Wood
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Average listal rating (587 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
30. Roman Polanski
Gifted with Directing; Gifted with young girls

Shameful Secret: Lolita
Inspired by his life: The Pianist
Credits: Films directed by Roman Polanski

Documentary: Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Fun Fact: Roman is associated with many others on this list; as a Holocaust survivor (all the Nazis on this list), as well as fact that Charles Manson killed his wife, Sharon Tate.
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in⋅fa⋅mous
– adjective

1. having an extremely bad reputation

2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable




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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 7:31
Great list P.

Stalin and Fidel deserve a bit of airtime too.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 7:35
Stalin is on there now, but not sure about Castro, nor Hugo Chavez. Just because someone has a government different than a democracy does not automatically make them evil. I mean, he did offer to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by sending Cuban doctors, free of charge, and the US refused his help.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 7:52
I guess you're right. He was a great guy.

Were there ever any infamous Canadians?

Idi Amin, Muammar al-Gaddafi and that Serb President Slobodan MooMoo (sp?).
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:02
added Slobodan, as well as several infamous criminals (Manson, Gotti, Capone)
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:05
as far as Canucks go, the most infamous are Clifford Olson, Paul Bernardo, and Robert Pickton, all serial killers.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:06
Bryan Adams!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:07
Added Fidel, because even if I dont think he's all that bad, he does have 'an extremely bad reputation', hence he is infamous by definition.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:07
Might aswell add Ed Gein and Ted Bundy too.

We could do a comparison with these guys and my fictional villains list. Fun times.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:10
I cant add the canadian serial killers because they dont exist on listal. But i did add some rather infamous celebs: OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson ;)
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:24
Canadian Serial Killers, ha. Such an oxymoron.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:26
Oh yeah, Roman Polanski!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 8:47
Pol Pot too.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 9:00
Who is Ed Gein and Pol Pot?
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 9:11
Ed Gein is a yank serial Killer.

Pot was the former Prime Minister of Cambodia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol_pot
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 12:06
Added Tom Cruise. Sorry, i had to ;)
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 13:45
Thanks, Allen. Regarless of the justification used against Truman, he will forever live on in infamy for dropping the first (and second) nuclear bombs on people.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 15:35
Very interesting picture in the description.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 15:56
for which one, Uber? some of them are obviously for comic effect (like the one of Saddam receiving the Medal of Freedom from Bush) ;)
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 16:00
I meant the one in the main description.
The Armageddon by Col. Thieme Jr.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 19 16:51
Idi Amin was always a bit persecution-happy.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 20 7:23
Thanks. Added Amin, and also began to add links to related movies, documentaries, biopics and other such items.

If anyone can recommend good movies, tv shows, or even books on these people, let me know.

And I want to include at least one woman on this list. Thatcher? any suggestions?
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 20 8:04
About Idi Amin probably best is "Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait".

Fidel: Comandante by Oliver Stone

About females Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez maybe? The Honeymoon Killers

Leni Riefenstahl comes to mind also.

And where's Mao Zedong?
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 20 9:26
Thanks Doc.

Added links to those movies, as well as Leni. I can't add all infamous people tho, only ones with 'actor' credit given to them in an IMDB listing. Mao doesnt have one.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 20 12:54
Added Mao. Will look into the others.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 20 17:28
Kim Jong-il i guess, north korea's hitler. wtf!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 20 17:50
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jan 16 18:58
Lenin is one of the 20th century's great heroes. A man of immense intellect who broke a nation's chains & led them from feudalism into the modern age.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Feb 9 15:32
Thanks ;)
Posted: 5 years ago at Mar 24 12:47
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Nov 4 11:35
I was goint to suggest Papa Doc but he isn't on Listal. Another awesome list, Prelude.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 11 11:05
Interesting that you had to make them all "actors". Time for a new listal category? Scum.

I would have put Stalin as #1 or #2 but #3 is still good. Ghengis Khan really deserves mention too. He made a habit of slaughtering every man, woman and child if the city gates weren't opened to his invading army.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 11 12:10
Prelude you're a teacher of history?
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 11 13:10
Prelude, why are my feet so low to the ground?
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 11 17:40
i like this list : )
suggestion:
Ehud Olmert:
the war on lebanon and ghaza and alot of people died beacuse of him : )
Ariel Sharon:
no comment !!!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 11 18:50
Great list but,
Slobodan Milosevic died before the verdict!!!
All sides in the Balkans conflict share equal blame, for example:
Croatian Army under the command of Franjo Tuđman was ethnically cleansing over a quarter of a million Serbs from Krajina back in 1995.
suggestion:Franjo Tuđman...
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jan 6 15:10
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Feb 16 23:58
Tse-tung Mao
Related Era: Seven Years in Tibet

George W. Bush
Documentary: Fahrenheit 9/11

Richard Nixon
Biopic: Nixon and Frost/Nixon

Michael Jackson and Tom Cruise?! x.X
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jun 28 15:03
Columbus? Cortés? They were pretty much responsible for the near extinction of every native tribe in both sides of the Americas.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jun 28 16:00
I have no sense a list that mixes recognized genocide and serial killers with great artists without violent crimes (Polanski, Jackson...)
Even before Lenin was an intellectual who fought for human rights (share what was said by escafeld) and can't stand comparison to Hitler or Pol Pot.
¿Castro...? :o
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jun 28 16:15
I agree with DeathWish and Rath.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jun 28 21:32
"unmoral"?
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jun 28 21:52
i would never expect to see tom cruise and michael jackson on a list called infamous---they are famous however. i don't blame them for anything----
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jan 4 21:50
Commies definitely belong on here and great list and comments by the way!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 13 16:58
If Bush were president during the era that Nixon was, I dare say there would have been blood.

P.S. What about momay11?
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 13 17:36
Some of these claims aren't facts, can't vote for this list yet, even if it's rather interesting and well worked.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 13 17:58
I also don't think that Stalin and Lenin should be on this list. I would say so about Fidel, but I have to agree that he has such a bad reputation. But here in Brazil nor Lenin nor Stalin are infamous, they must be in North America (where every socialist is), but I guess in most part of the world it is not that way.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 14 2:11
Epic list! you forgot to mention the milions and millions of people that died because of mao tsetungs agricultural failure and died of starving

Btw. I suggest Josef Mengele the former Nazi Scientist, George Bushes Grandfather who financed Hitler and the millions of people that gave the listed the acutally power they had.

Cant agree on uwe boll etc. but nevermind

Btw. Not that i would care, but im intrested, how come hitler has 2 stars? :D

In the end we arent any better than the people listed
Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 14 10:52
you put george bush ahead of bin laden, goebbels, mussolini, hussein, khomeni, lenin, amin, milosivic, manson, bundy, and castro? you're a fucking moron. why don't you, sean penn, barbara streisand, jane fonda and the rest of you liberals leave the country? you like being able to speak your mind, try doing it in iran, iraq, or n. korea
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Mar 14 12:57
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Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Apr 25 12:48
Super Great List!!! Very Interesting.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Apr 25 14:17
This list is...I can not even find words describing it.
Putting Tom Cruise in the same category as Stalin... What the...
Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at May 23 20:16
you forgot this guy:
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 18 16:55
tom cruise and hitler in the same list?... I think that´s a little too hard.
If you want to put some women Margret Tatcher could fit here, and if you like check here for some others "nice ladies"...
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 19 0:11
You totally have no idea about Tse-tung Mao.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 19 0:44
hmmm i kept on scrolling to see if there was tony blair in the list! please add him!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 4 18:41
lol Polanski comment!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 13 18:54
Great list!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 14 4:03
throw in former Australian Prime-Minister John Howard, and you really have the worst of human nature.

I can't condone Michael Jackson and Tom Cruise being here though...
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 6 22:52
you forgot polpot, bizimungu, rutagunda, richard the lionheart, and hirohito
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Nov 14 23:31
I have to disagree that Hitler 'invented' that style of mustache. Oliver Hardy and Charlie Chaplin had the style before Hitler came along.

For a woman to add, how about Leona Helmsley, The Queen of Mean?

I agree that Tom Cruise is an ass, but he has not committed any depraved acts like Roman Polansky, and maybe he belongs on another list.

What about Moammar Khadafi and Jim Jones?
Posted: 2 years ago at Mar 31 22:50
Interesting.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jul 10 2:56
THIS IS SO STOPID...If you are so detailed why there is no other nations hier?!
+Brits
+Frenchs
+Italy
+Portugise
+Brasil
+China
noo no i will not whrite about just..This is stopid..,and have no conection with this web at all!go to hell!
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Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Feb 22 9:12
Stalin and Hitler were not buddies nor did Stalin "kill millions" you are reading pro-bourgeoisie propaganda revisionism if you really believe that bullshit. It's only Americans that I ever see trying to claim that the Nazi's and Soviets were buddies when they were really polar opposites.

Hitler was totally against Marxism, in fact most of the reason he hated Jews was because most activists trying to establish Communism in Germany happened to be Jewish (and where that dumb conspiracy theory comes from that Communism was created by Jews). He just took their ethnicity and ran with it to create hatred. Hitler was not a socialist by any means. It was Leon Trotsky that wanted the Soviets to ally with Nazi Germany, and that's most of the reason he was assassinated (besides being a traitor that sold valuable information to the CCCP's enemies). BTW the flag that was hung over Riechstag (Berlin) was a red flag. The Soviets kicked the Nazi's asses, I know they don't teach you that in AMERICAH but it's a fact. Stalin gets blamed for Hitler's deaths because millions of Russian people were slaughtered when the Nazi's invaded Russia.

Stalin was a good man that did a lot of good things for his country. He managed to turn their economy around, totally industrialize it and then kick the Nazi's asses all the way back to Berlin at the same time.

Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher should be on here and they are not. Without Reagan we wouldn't have ever had the Bush's or "Reaganomics" that has deregulated the corporations and let them treat us like slaves. When Thatcher died, people were parading in the UK cause she destroyed countless lives and ruined their jobs by shipping them overseas and shutting down many public employment.

Mao is not the blame for 'Made In China' that blame goes to American corporations that ship their jobs overseas. China didn't allow it until Mao died and they became pro-capitalist in the following.

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