Evil, heroic or just ugly, many characters through the Hollywood years have a common trait: they are wearing masks! And this is a list of the best and most iconic ones of them.
RULES: This is a list including facts and appearances ONLY from the movies!
10. DEATH EATER MASKS (HARRY POTTER FILM SERIES, 2001-2011)
The classic J.K.Rowling story with the young wizard. The Harry Potter film series are very iconic and every side of the story is very interesting. The Death Eaters are Lord Voldemort's followers and their masks make them more frightening and give them the dark prestige that makes them special.
9. LEATHERFACE MASK (TEXAS CHAINSAW FILM SERIES, 1974-...)
Leatherface is the cold-hearted, obese and psychological damaged killer and cannibal who uses his chainsaw to kill his poor victims and then to use the flesh to make chili and the bones to build the inside of his house along with his family. His mask is made from human skin and is one of the most famous ones in the thriller industry.
8. MASK OF LOKI (THE MASK, 1994)
A wooden mask, discovered by nervous bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) in an Edge City harbor. When he puts it on, he tornadoes into a green-faced ADHD-sufferer who'll leave your head spinning. The Mask is one of the best comedies of Jim Carrey and the green creature is just hilarious. Too bad the sequel was deplorable.
7. THE MASK OF ZORRO (THE MASK OF ZORRO, 1998, THE LEGEND OF ZORRO, 2005)
The mask of Zorro was used from the legendary avenger and protector of the weak, Zorro. Both of the movies are worth watching, although the first one is far better.
6. GHOSTFACE'S MASK (SCREAM FILM SERIES, 1996-2011)
This mask is worn by the primary antagonists of the Scream series, Ghostface. Although through the movies different mask have been used, one thing is sure! All of Ghostface's masks is one of the most iconic and scary ones in horror movies.
5. HANNIBAL'S MASK (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS,1991)
Hannibal Lecter is the infamous and brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. Portrayed by four different actors, the mask of Hannibal is made to stop him from biting people's noses (and other parts of the body). Hannibal wearing the mask in his straitjacket is a classic cinematic scene we all love.
4. GUY FAWKES MASK (V FOR VENDETTA, 2005)
V is the heroic terrorist, fighting injustice with his own special way, wearing a mask of Guy Fawkes. Though we never see V's face, the mask acts as an ironic reference point - he's a pretty angry man, something that's literally masked by this benign grin. The mask is what makes V special and kind of creepy.
3. JASON'S MASK ( FRIDAY THE 13th FILM SERIES, 1982-...)
The mask of Jason Voorhees is maybe the most iconic one in all the slasher films ever made. This mask is used by Jason, a serial psycho killer who is murdering every camper in the Crystal Lake. Appeared in the third film of the series, Jason's mask will always haunt our childhoods.
2. BATMAN'S MASK ( BATMAN FILM SERIES, 1989-...)
Batman has the best gadgets, the faster cars and one of the most famous suit and mask. Why it is so great? We all know! It scares the criminals, in protects the hero, it helps him fight crime with Sonar vision (The Dark Knight). As the movies continue coming, Batman's mask is improving and is sure the best among the superhero one's and the most iconic too.
Before I continue with number one, here are some honorable mentions.
1. DARTH VADER'S MASK ( STAR WARS SAGA,1977-...)
Darth Vader or Anakin Skywalker is the most famous Sith Lord and one of the best villains in Hollywood movies. Vader, after a battle with his former master Obi-Wan Kenobi, was critically injured and needed medical help. Many parts of his body were replaced by mechanical one's and from that day, Skywalker became the worst nightmare of the remaining Jedi in the galactic system. Vader's mask is a great piece and his outfit is the coolest ever created. 'Iconic' just about covers it.