We all know Giancarlo Esposito because of his iconic role as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad (2008-2013), in which he plays the owner of the fast-food chain Los Pollos Hermanos. Still, in reality, it is the most significant methamphetamine business in the southern United States.
The role of Gus Fring turned out to be a huge turning point in his entire career, earning him world fame as well as the best supporting actor in a drama at the 2012 Critics Choice Television Awards and a nomination for the best-supporting actor at the Emmy Awards of the same year. Finally, after various roles, he returned to play the part 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 media, from cartoons to video games. A sinister 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 shows at the moment on Amazon Prime Video. Here Giancarlo Esposito plays a character very similar to Gus Fring, an unscrupulous entrepreneur willing to do anything for his 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. This series 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 by 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 dares 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)
Bong Joon-ho directed / Wrote, 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 looking like a regular 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 is 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 soldiers to achieve his ends.