There have been six actors who’ve played James Bond, but seven — nine, if we’re being sticklers — who’ve played supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld…and that’s only including the official Bond films from Eon Productions. Though it was kept a secret until its release, the new “Spectre” does in fact include the return of Blofeld, embodied by a reliably hammy Christoph Waltz. The head of the shadowy criminal organization SPECTRE, Blofeld was gone from the film franchise since 1971’s “Diamonds are Forever” — though he makes a wink-wink appearance in “For Your Eyes Only” — thanks to a convoluted legal dispute. (We tried to explain it here.)
So how does Waltz’s iteration stack up against the rest? Behold our ranking of the movies’ various Blofelds.