Killing me won't give you the satisfaction you want!
~ Bogue's last words.

Bartholomew Bogue is the main antagonist of the 2016 action-western movie The Magnificent Seven. He is a powerful, ruthless and corrupt industrialist and Sam Chisholm's arch-nemesis.

He was portrayed by Peter Sarsgaard, who also portrayed Hector Hammond in the live action Green Lantern film.


In 1879, corrupt industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) besieges the mining town of Rose Creek, and slaughters a group of locals led by Matthew Cullen (Matt Bomer) when they attempt to stand up to him. Matthew's wife, Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), and her friend, Teddy Q (Luke Grimes), ride to the nearest town in search of someone who can help them and come upon warrant officer Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), who initially declines their proposal until he learns of Bogue's involvement.

Chisolm sets out to recruit a group of gunslingers who can help him, starting with gambler Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt). They are later joined by sharpshooter Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), knife-wielding assassin Billy Rocks (Byung-hun Lee), skilled tracker Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio), Comanche warrior Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier) and notorious Mexican outlaw Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo).

Arriving in Rose Creek, the seven engage in a gunfight with Bogue's enforcer McCann (Cam Gigandet) and his men and drive them away with a warning to leave Rose Creek alone. Surmising that Bogue and his forces will return in a week, the seven and Cullen train the townspeople to defend their home and grow fond of them. Robicheaux, haunted by the horrors of the Civil War and fearing the inevitable killing he will be a part of, abandons the group and is replaced by Cullen.

Bogue arrives with his forces and attacks the city, but the bandits are ambushed by the townspeople, leading to a shootout during which Robicheaux rejoins the group. Bogue then unveils his secret weapon, a Gatling gun, with which he kills numerous innocents. Realizing they're outgunned, the seven drive the townspeople away and mount their last stand. Horne is killed by Bogue's Comanche assassin Denali (Jonathan Joss), who is later killed by Red Harvest.

Robicheaux and Rocks are killed by a second round of gunfire as Faraday sacrifices himself to destroy the Gatling gun and the rest of Bogue's men, riding up to them in a final charge and then detonating a stick of dynamite right next to the gun killing nearly all Bogue's minions. Bogue flees into town with his two remaining henchmen, where he is confronted by Chisolm, who kills his remaining henchmen, disarms and wounds Bogue. As Chisolm is strangling Bogue, he reveals that Bogue and his men raped and murdered his mother and sisters during a raid several years earlier, in which he himself survived being hanged. Bogue is then fatally shot by Cullen while reaching for a hidden gun in his boot.


From what could be seen, Bogue is sadistic, cruel, greedy, evil, selfish, and even a bit comedic. He is also shown to be completely ruthless as shown when he is willing to sacrificing his own men while using the Gatling gun on the town.

But he is also a bit of a coward, as shown when Chisolm shot away his gun, and he tried to run away.


  • He is based of bandit leader from Japanese film Seven Samurai and Calvera in The Magnificent Seven which remake of Seven Samurai .
  • The Magnificient Seven members that fought his army and kill him were recognized as heroes by the townfolks, unlike the original version and the Seven Samurai characters who become unsung heroes in the end.