Watch a Montage of Awful TV and Film Bosses Being Awful


They scream, they insult, they sexually harass, they push off their work on their minions, and, even more unfortunately, they sign the checks: They're the Boss from Hell, a well-worn character who's popped up in countless workplace dramas and comedies. This week, the trope gets a workout with three new jerky iterations of the type arriving in Horrible Bosses, which features Jennifer Aniston as a kinky dentist, Colin Farrell as a manager who doesn't want to do any dirty work, and Kevin Spacey as a conniving executive. On the occasion of the film, we put together a cut of some of the awful, annoying, mean-spirited, and blood-pressure-raising bosses who have come before.