15 Actors Who Die in Almost Every Movie They Make

Posted on Aug 24, 2016

Some of our favorite superstars seem to die in almost every movie they’re in. We’re not sure why the directors choose to kill them so many times, but the fact is that they do die a lot!
These 15 actors have the highest death rate, so look below to find out who the "winner" is!

1. Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis
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With so many roles in action movies, there is a high chance for Bruce Willis to get killed off very frequently. He has died about 19 times and some of his deaths are very memorable, like "Sin City," "Looper," and "The Sixth Sense."

2. Nicolas Cage

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Nicolas Cage has a high death rate. He has died in 15 of his 72 roles and that’s close to 21% of his entire work. Some of his deaths are very dramatic, like when he burned to death with a lot of screaming in "Knowing" and "The Wicker Man."

3. Sean Bean

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Sean Bean has an impressive ratio of 23%. He gets killed in 24 roles out of 104, from the death of Boromir in "Lord of the Rings" to "Game of Thrones" and "Goldeneye". It seems that he never gets to the end of the movie.

4. Liam Neeson

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Liam Neeson was killed more often in his younger acting days. He has died at least 15 times or in 16% of his acting roles. Yet, in most of his recent films, he refuses to die.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio

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Out of the 36 movies in which Leo appeared, he made it out of 27 alive, and that makes his death percentage at around 25%. Is there anyone who hasn't cried over Jack's death in "Titanic"?

6. Robert De Niro

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Robert De Niro dies in 16 movies or about 16% of his roles. We will mention his death in the closing scene of "Heat," probably one of the best death scenes on the big screen.

7. Bela Lugosi

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Bela Lugosi was asked to die 29 times, which is around 25% of his movies. That is not surprising because he’s almost always the villain. We must admit that he had a special talent for dying.

8. Vincent Price

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Vincent Price has died 34 times in his almost 200 movie roles. Some of his most memorable deaths are in "Fall of the House of Usher" and "The House of Wax."

9. Samuel L. Jackson

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Samuel L. Jackson has died 20 times, and it's about 14% in his career. Not that much, we would say, but some of his deaths are really remarkable, like that one in "Deep Blue Sea," when a shark eats him.

10. Christopher Lee

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Christopher Lee died 41 times in 250 movies! But he had a lot of roles, so that is 16% of all of them. Only as Dracula, he died seven times! Very impressive.

11. John Hurt

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John Hurt takes first place for most deaths on screen with an unbelievable 43 deaths. Remember his amazing death in "Alien"? It's truly impossible to forget that chest-exploding scene, but that's not the only one. That "Spaceballs" scene was epic!

12. Mickey Rourke

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In 68 roles, Mickey Rourke dies 29 times! To be precise, it's 43%! That's a lot of dying!

13. Bill Paxton

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In 80 movie roles, Paxton was killed 25 times. Well, he is an action movie legend, so it's not surprising that he dies in about 33% of them.

14. Gary Oldman

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Gary Oldman is an amazing actor who can play different types of characters. Maybe that's why he dies a lot. He has died 23 times, with a death rate of about 30%.

15. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa almost always plays a Japanese villain and that means that he gets killed by the directors very, very often. He has died about 23 times on the big screen. That's over 25% of his roles!
15 Actors Who Die in Almost Every Movie They Make
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