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Antonio Salieri: Famous hater of the Mozart...if you believe the movie. Mozart actually did kvetch about Salieri's "trickery" in letters to his father and the two composers were unquestionably musical rivals.

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Antonio Salieri - popular Italian composer in the late 18th century; he was a contemporary of W.A. Mozart, but contrary to popular opinion, they were not bitter rivals.

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F Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. Layered, subtle, rich and beautifully realised. His performance is the kind that makes you want to become an actor.

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The 50 best movie villains of all time

ANTONIO SALIERI, AMADEUS (1984) Extraordinary performance that made me realize Salieri is Everyman

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Amadeus.(Francois joseph king of the Autro Hungarian empire, Wolfgang,Salieri and Wolfgang's wife Elisabeth)

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Exploding the Salieri myth

Tradition and the love of a good yarn have long cast Antonio Salieri as the murderer of Mozart and a musical hack. Erica Jeal explodes the myth.