10 of Film History's Meanest Bullies

By Scott Neumyer

What should vulnerable high-school students fear more? A vicious beating from Biff Tannen or the cutting gossip of Regina George?

Renowned bully Fred O'Bannion prepares to paddle some freshmen Gramercy Pictures


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The ruthless bully character has been a movie staple for decades, but the limited theatrical release of the new documentary Bully on March 30 ushered in a new kind of example—the heinous, reprehensible real-life bully. While we certainly don't advocate bullying in real life situations, we've got to admit that we don't mind seeing a little fictional bullying take place on the big screen.

So here's our breakdown of ten of the biggest, and baddest, movie bullies of all time, from nightmare-inducing teen thugs like Scut Farkus and Biff Tannen to more recent (but equally vicious!) additions to the canon, like Regina George.

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