Die Hard

Alan Rickman gave great sneer.

Whether he was bedeviling Harry Potter, Robin Hood, or Bruce Willis, the master of delivering great side-eye could cut his foes in half with a word, a drawn-out sigh, or a stare which cut through steel.

Rickman is a huge part of why this Christmas-set action-fest remains so beloved, providing the perfect, aggrieved rival to snarky hero John McClane.

We know Hans Gruber is going to lose — bad guys rarely come out on top in big budget studio flicks — but we can’t help rooting, at least a little bit, for evil.

Rickman deserved nothing less.

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