Who killed the most people? Well, OJ Simpson, obviously.
But speaking of actors’ characters killing imaginary people, the winner is…. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose characters were responsible for 369 on-screen deaths.
A bit down from the top the list is Christian Bale, who it is claimed killed (as an actor) 161 people on screen.
Am I forgetting some movie he did with a huge bodycount? Sure, American Psycho, but he only killed like 5 people there. What am I forgetting?
Ah, I checked IMDB. Among other movies I’m forgetting Equilibrium, where he kills an awful lot of people. In fact, he killed 118. All on-screen.
Also stolen from VA Viper, this martial arts silliness. It gets good starting at 1:00.
A computer scientist has created a fascinating chart of top 25 deadliest actors of all time by on-screen kills.
In an accompanying blog post, Olson notes a couple of interesting facts:
• Uma Thurman is deadliest woman with 77 on-screen kills.
|Arnold Schwarzenegger’s highest single-film kill count comes from Commando (1985). His character racked up 74 kills in the final scene|
“I’m almost certain he’d be ranked in the ‘deadliest actors’ chart if some film-watching hero were willing to do the counts on his [pre-1960] films. That said, it may be best to qualify that these counts cover the period of 1960 and onward.”