Which Actors Have Died the Most in Movies?

October 17, 2020 – 11:17 am
Most Hollywood A-listers have taken on a variety of roles to reach the top of the Tinseltown totem pole. Some actors have played the hero and others have made a career out of portraying the despicable villain, but the good guys and bad guys share one common trait: many of them have died multiple times in their movies. ChaCha.com has gifted us with an answer to a question that may be plaguing the most morbid of cinephiles - which actors have died the most during their careers? A nifty little diagram - which you can check out in the gallery below - maps out how many times 15 of Hollywood's most killed stars have met their maker, along with an interesting fact about each one.

The list contains some of the usual suspects like Robert De Niro (who you may want to kill again after 'Little Fockers'), Bruce Willis and Al Pacino - but names like Sean Bean and Carl Weathers are a little less predictable. The gang is also joined by Johnny Depp, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Gary Oldman and Mel Gibson (who seems to have a death wish off-screen as well).

Irony abounds in the factoid department, where we learn that Pacino was killed by comedians twice on screen, Willis was snuffed out by his ex-wife, Demi Moore, in two different films and that Gibson holds the record for being the most tortured versus killed (strangely fitting). The diagram is also a reminder that sometimes death breeds life. Mega stars like Johnny Depp found their footing in Hollywood by way of the oft-shunned horror genre. In Depp's case it was quite bloody (winning for most gory death) - he was consumed and regurgitated by his bed.

As the commenters on ChaCha.com point out, the list may be missing a few movie titles (I guess that's where the Movie Deaths Database and Cinemorgue come in handy), but it's still an interesting overview. Check it out below and beware: this thing is loaded with spoilers.

Here Lies 15 of Hollywood's Most Killed Stars

Robert De Niro

-has died in 14 films which include: 'Bloody Mama', 'Bang the Drum Slowly', 'Mean Streets', 'Brazil', 'The Mission', 'Cape Fear', 'This Boy's Life', 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', 'Heat', 'The Fan', 'Jackie Brown', 'Great Expectations', '15 Minutes' and 'Hide & Seek'.

-An interesting fact: While De Niro was killed by Pacino in 'Heat', Pacino was then killed by De Niro in' Righteous Kill.'

Bruce Willis

-has died in 11 films which include: 'Billy Bathgate', 'Mortal Thoughts', 'Death Becomes Her', 'Twelve Monkeys', 'The Jackal', 'Armageddon', 'The Sixth Sense', 'Hart's War', 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle', 'Sin City' and 'Grindhouse: Planet Terror'

-An interesting fact: In both 'Mortal Thoughts' and 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle', Willis was killed by his ex-wife, Demi Moore.

Johnny Depp
-has died in 10 films which include: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', 'Platoon', 'Freddy's Dead', 'Ed Wood', 'Dead Man', 'The Astronaut's Wife', 'From Hell', 'The Libertine', 'Sweeny Todd' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean 2'.

-An interesting fact: On this list, Depp holds the record for Bloodiest Death from when he was turned into a giant plasma fountain on 'Nightmare on Elm Street'.

Dustin Hoffman

-has died in 9 films which include: 'Midnight Cowboy', 'Who is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying Terrible Things About Me?', 'Lenny', ' Death of a Salesman', 'Billy Bathgate', ' Hook', 'Wag the Dog', 'Perfume' and 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium'.

-An interesting fact: In 'Hook', Hoffman was eaten by a reanimated crocodile.

Al Pacino

-has died in 9 films which include: 'Scarface', 'Dick Tracy', 'The Godfather: Part III', 'Carlito's Way', 'Donnie Brasco', 'Insomnia', 'People I Know', 'The Recruit' and 'Righteous Kill'.

-An interesting fact: In 'Carlito's Way' and 'Insomnia' Pacino is killed by comedians John Leguizamo and Robin Williams.

Source: news.moviefone.com

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