Professor Zoom wrote:
Night of the Hunter. Stunning.
And I'm going to nominate . . . Peter Cushing.
C'mon, he played Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Van Helsing, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Who, Moff Tarkin, and starred in countless other horror and sf films.
And as for badassery . . . the man killed Count Dracula (three times!), shot the Hound of the Baskervilles, Created Woman, visited the Earth's Core, survived the Island of Terror, and
blew up Alderaan.
I'd like to see Clint Eastwood top that!