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Nollywood: 7 Actors Who Gained Fame For Acting As 'Bad Boys' In Films

Some actors seem to be quite outstanding in certain roles, and it is the reason why producers usually cast them in such roles. Stereotype is common in movie industries, and some actors have gained fame as a result of that. And in this article, we are going to look at some Nollywood actors who became popular as a result of acting bad boy roles in films.

1. Hanks Anuku.

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In the early 2000s, Hanks Anuku was one of the biggest names we had in the industry, and that fame came as a result of starring as a villain in movies. It was difficult to see a movie he starred in where he was not a "bad guy", and it worked for him, because it made him one of the most sought after actors then.

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Even though younger actors have sprang up to assume such roles, we can't deny the fact that Hanks left his own marks in the industry.

2. Jim Iyke.

I don't think it would be wrong for us to say that Jim was one of those who brought glamour to the bad boy roles in Nollywood. Even though he was known for being a bad guy in most of his movies, he also became one of the most loved stars in the industry.

3. Sylvester Madu.

This list won't be complete without the mention of the tall and talented actor, Sylvester Madu. His impressive accent and good looks were great assets for him, and he is one of those actors who brought colour to the bad boy roles in Nollywood.

4. Jerry Amilo.

5. Gentle Jack.

Even though his name is Gentle, the roles he portrayed in films was a far cry from what his name means. It seems he was built for the kind of roles we knew him for, his muscular body and deep voice made him a perfect fit for the roles he was cast in.

5. Emma Ehumadu.

Emma is undoubtedly one of the most rugged actors in the industry. He shot to national limelight when he portrayed the role of Labista in the blockbuster film Labista, and he is mostly cast as a villain in films.

6. Zubby Michael.

Zubbby seems like a blend of Hanks Anuku and Jim Iyke. The bad boy roles in films seem to be paying him, because he is undoubtedly one of the most successful actors we currently have in Nollywood.

7. Charles Okocha.

With his American accent, tough looks and high energy, Charles Okocha was able to establish himself as one of the prominent names in the game, and he portrayed the bad boy roles in a way that made many of us love him.

Which of these actors is your favourite actor for bad boy roles? Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.

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