Do you recognize this movie villain of the '80s? Let me give you hint. You're hearing Queen's One Vision swirl around in your head right now. Yes, it's Minister of Defense Col. Akir Nakesh (aka actor David Suchet) in 1986's Iron Eagle.
Col. Nakesh, from an unnamed radical Middle East country, was responsible for shooting down Col. Ted Masters, thus sending Chappy Sinclair and Doug Masters on an unlikely quest to single-handedly solve U.S. relations with the radical regime. Only in the '80s would such a plot even seem remotely believable.
Nakesh is also one of EIGHTY movie and TV villains I've uncovered for our upcoming list of the best villains of the '80s in television and film. But before I release the list, I want to give everyone one more chance to name their favorites. Click here to see our original list of suggestions and add your final thoughts to the comments below. Col. Nakesh demands it.
Posted by Steve Spears at 10:31:46 am on May 02, 2011