25 villains disguised as good guys

Benevolent movie characters that are actually evil all along

Thomas Griffin in Rush Hour

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The 1998 buddy action-comedy film Rush Hour stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched police officers who are assigned to rescue the abducted daughter of Chinese diplomat Consul Solon Han (Tzi Ma). When Tom Wilkinson’s Thomas Griffin first shows up in the movie, he is introduced as a supportive colleague of Han, so it’s a huge surprise when the former is revealed to be the mastermind of the kidnapping.

Thomas is actually Juntao, the top crime lord in Hong Kong and head of the Juntao Criminal Organization. As the head of the said underworld syndicate, Thomas supplements his bureaucrat’s stipend by swiping cultural treasures and some kidnapping on the side.