We all know Giancarlo Esposito because of his iconic role of Gus Fring in Breaking Bad (2008-2013), in which he plays the owner of the fast-food chain Los Pollos Hermanos , a legitimate business aimed at covering the largest traffic of meta- amphetamine in the southern United States. A memorable antagonist, which turoned out to be a huge turning point in his entire career, earning him, as well as world fame, the best supporting actor in a drama at the 2012 Critics Choice Television Awards , and a nomination for best supporting actor at the Emmy Awards of the same year. Finally, after various roles, he returned to play the role of the masterful villain, Gus Fring, in the prequel spin-off series, Better Call Saul .
Although he has lent the face to many characters, juggling between cinema and television since the 80s, his actor figure in recent years is mainly linked to the role of antagonist, coming to tread any type of media, from cartoons to video games. A diabolical and Machiavellian planner, ambitious, unpredictable and unstoppable.
So here’s the list of Six Villain roles that Giancarlo Esposito played with utter Perfection:
Stan Edgar ( The Boys )
Stan Edgar is one of the main antagonists of the superhero television series The Boys , One of the most acclaimed Tv show at the moment on Amazon Prime Video. Here Giancarlo Esposito plays a character very similar in characteristics to Gus Fring, an unscrupulous entrepreneur, willing to do anything for his own interests, becoming the main Villain of the series from the second season.
Sidney Glass ( Once Upon a Time )
Sidney Glass is one of the many fantasy characters of Once Upon a Time , a series that brings together a multitude of fairy-tale stories in the same universe. Giancarlo Esposito is transformed several times due to various spells, first locked up in a mirror and then transformed into the real world in Sidney Glass, an unscrupulous journalist of the local Storybrooke newspaper.
Antón Castillo ( Far Cry 6 )
Giancarlo Esposito also arrives as a villain in the universe of video games, in Far Cry 6 .Here he lends his face to El Presidente, Antòn Castillo, the dictator of the island of Yara who dictates the law with an iron fist, sending anyone who has the courage to challenge him to forced labor. Stubborn in wanting to restore his country to its former glory, he trains and teaches his son Diego his own crazy beliefs, determined to make him a worthy successor.
Frank Dawson ( Okja)
In the Bong Joon-ho directed / Written, Okja, a 2017 film, Netflix original. Giancarlo Esposito plays a secondary antagonist, Frank Dawson , an aseptic collaborator of the Mirando Corporation and right-hand man of the Mirando twins, as well as a double agent spy for one of the two sisters within the company.
The dentist (PAYDAY 2)
Initially introduced as a supporting character, Giancarlo Esposito is revealed to be The Dentist, the main antagonist in the PAYDAY 2 shooter video game . While apparently looking like a normal dentist, it is soon discovered that he uses his business as a facade to conceal his criminal plans and his infamous connections.
Moff Gideon (The Mandalorian)
Moff Gideon, the main antagonist of the Star Wars: The Mandalorian television series. Giancarlo Esposito plays a ruthless former warlord, who served as an officer during the years of the Galactic Empire. Moff Gideon is an upstart commander, a tactical strategist, intent on restoring order to the galaxy after the fall of the Galactic Empire, willing to sacrifice even his own soldiers to achieve his ends.