rufus sewell-prince of evil

i'm watching a knight's tale (it seems that every channel is playing heath ledger movies in honor of the dark night), and i can't help but realize that rufus sewell never ever gets a chance to play the hero.  my word. is he the evilest of evil?  true wicked personified? hatred and loathing and fury all wrapped into one swarthy, olive-skinned man? quoth eric: "with a name like that, could he be anything else?" 

poor rufus.  and here's the thing...he's an extremely handsome man, empirically. but i look at him...and shudder.  and not in a good way.
but paul bettany is totally dreamy, right? ;)