But no matter how many films he's been in, Rickman will always be one thing to us: evil. Purely, deliciously evil. Not the actor himself, of course, but the villains he's played, from Hans Gruber in 'Die Hard' to Severus Snape in the 'Harry Potter' movies to the sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.'
No one can hurl an insult, curl a lip, or shoot a withering stare like Alan Rickman. And therefore, it is with great admiration (and not a little fear) that we have assembled the man's greatest moments in insultitude. Call off Christmas!