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4 reasons why Alan Rickman is the perfect villain, and 3 reasons why he's not

GRUBER!

IT’S ALAN RICKMAN’S birthday today, so obviously we’re going to celebrate him.

We’ll bring you his softer side in just a bit, but first here are his top four villainous moments, starting with what he does to poor poor Emma Thompson…

4.  Harry – Love Actually

The almost-cheating villain who makes Emma Thompson cry in one of the saddest movie scenes ever…

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3. Sherrif of Nottingham

The bearded sleazy villain with a hatred for Robin Hood

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2. Severus Snape – Harry Potter

The complex villain, but still the bravest man Harry has ever known…

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1. Hans Gruber – Die Hard

The calm, calculating villain who loves a fine suit and his detonators…

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Now we don’t want to leave you thinking bad things about Mr Rickman, especially on his birthday, so here are three reasons why he’s a bit of a softie:

1. He was in this Texas video, smelling Sharleen Spiteri’s hair

2. He posed for this picture

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3. He’s been devoted to his partner Rima Horton for decades

Alan. That is not a tie. Stop pretending it is. (Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

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Emer McLysaght

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