Kevin Spacey, for all his sneery evil genius, could never match up to Gene Hackman's amicable mastervillain in three of the five major Superman movies.
Vain and wisecracking, Luthor's little more than a glorified gangster (despite his assertions that he's "the greatest criminal mind of our time"), but one who knows just how to get under Superman's skin.
Wicked or wimp? The ultimate evil genius.
Bwaha-mazing: Something we feel you can all learn from when the property market takes a turndown. In a bid to boost the value of his real estate holdings, Luthor plots to sink California with a stolen nuke.