Actors with most deaths on screen

In Japan, there is an actor called Seizo Fukumoto and his expertise is getting killed on screen. Seizo, who also appears in The Last Samurai, has died thousands of times in movies. Hollywood stars don’t have that many on screen deaths, but they too have filmed lots of dying scenes and one of them has done it 40 times. Keep on reading to find out who it is.

Leonardo DiCaprio – 9 deaths








Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the A-list actors who die on screen quite often. He has been shot, poisoned, drowned and blown up in many films. His movie deaths include: The Quick and the Dead, Total Eclipse, Romeo + Juliet, Titanic, Blood Diamond, The Departed, J. Edgar, Django Unchained and The Great Gatsby.

Bruce Willis – 11 deaths








Action star Bruce Willis has certainly killed many people in his movies, but he himself has died eleven times. His movie deaths 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 – 12 deaths








Johnny Depp actually started his acting career by starring in the film in which he dies. It was the 1984 horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street. Since then, Johnny has died eleven more times on screen. His movie deaths include: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Freddy’s Dead, Ed Wood, Dead Man, The Astronaut’s Wife, From Hell, The Libertine, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Public Enemies, The Brave and 21 Jump Street.

Robert De Niro – 17 deaths








Considering just how huge Robert De Niro’s filmography is to date, it’s normal that he has been killed on-screen a lot. His movie deaths 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, Hide & Seek, Machete and New Year’s Eve. An interesting fact: While De Niro was killed by Pacino in Heat, Pacino was then killed by De Niro in Righteous Kill.

Gary Busey – 19 deaths








The fact that Busey rarely ever plays good guys certainly helps the fact that he has died so many times in his films. His movie deaths include: Lethal Tender, The Rage, Soldier, The Gingerdead Man, Man With A Gun, Surviving The Game, The Magnificent Seven Ride, Lolly-Mandonna XXX, Hex, Lethal Weapon, Predator 2, Point Break, The Firm, Drop Zone, Wild Texas Wind, Hider In The House, The Buddy Holly Story, Straight Time.

Mickey Rourke – 19 deaths

Mickey Rourke







Occasionally Rourke has played good guys or sympathetic characters, but he’s mostly spent his career playing villains. His movie deaths include: Rumble Fish, A Prayer For The Dying, Johnny Handsome, Picture Claire, Iron Man 2, Sin City, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Sin City, Killshot, Passion Play, Immortals, White Sands, Double Team, Francesco, Bullet, Fall Time, Spun, Desperate Hours, The Last Outlaw, Man On Fire.

Sean Bean – 25 deaths








His onscreen deaths are so high in number that it seems like he dies in every movie he makes. Sean Bean’s movie deaths include: Caravaggio, War Requiem, The Field, Lorna Doone, Patriot Games, GoldenEye, Airborne, Essex Boys, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Don’t Say a Word, Equilibrium, The Island, Far North, The Hitcher, Outlaw, Cash, Death Race 2, Black Death, Age of Heroes.

John Hurt – 40 deaths








John Hurt is a true king of on screen deaths. In 40 of his movie appearances to date, he has ended up dead. His movie deaths include: Alien, Spaceballs, The Wild And The Willing, Gideon’s Way, Sinful Davey, 10 Rillington Place, The Ghoul, I, Claudius, East Of Elephant Rock, Speectre, Watership Down, The Elephant Man, Heaven’s Gate, The Osterman Weekend, The Hit, After Darkness, The Black Cauldron, Jake Speed, Aria, Deadline, Little Sweetheart, Scandal, Monolith, Tabloid, Contact, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, Hellboy, The Proposition, Beyond The Gates, V For Vendetta, Masters Of Science Fiction, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Lost Souls, Outlander, Sailcloth, Whistle And I’ll Come To You.


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4 responses to “Actors with most deaths on screen”

  1. Jenny says:

    The actors enumerated here are very famous and are out of questions very talented. They can portray many nice characters, and why not the ones that are being killed. Since you can act well, you can portray a dramatic death of the character too. Only a talented person can be that convincing on screen. I have respect to all the actors from this article for making the Hollywood movies special and make me proud of it.

  2. Tati says:

    Wow, Sean Bean, twenty five deaths on the screen , ha ha, I guess Sean has such a bad character that movie producers are not able to stand him for too long, as a result they kill his character in the middle of the movie. Hmm, it is just me being sarcastic, in my family discussing death on all kinds of holidays is a habit already, no matter what we start talking about, it eventually finishes with talking about deaths, the favorite topic is most awkward and silly deaths. I really like that. I wish everyone could have that much fun talking about it as family has, the world would be much more positive in this case, not to mention that it will become much easier for every person to pass into the other world.

  3. Chanel says:

    Funny Leonardo di Caprio has died for nine times in the movies, that just brought me to the idea that he is like a cat, unfortunately cat has only nine lives, so Leo should be better more careful as next time might be the last time. I am just kidding, I love him as an actor too much in order to allow just a thought that he might die soon, it is not his time yet, he haven’t done everything he can for the cinema world yet in order to die, the time just haven’t come yet. I am very sorry for the fact that his year he haven’t got the Oscar, though he really deserved it, I think there is some problem with this ceremony and everything is set up, because his performing was just perfect, as usually. Probably he has some bad karma or something as it already is getting not funny that he losses one more Oscar while really deserving it.

  4. Raley says:

    I love Bruce Willis, and now am a bit shocked that he “died” in that many movies, as the only two movies that I was able to figure out where he dies were “Armageddon” and “Sixth Sense”, I love both of those movies as they are the type of movies after which you keep thinking of them for a very long time even after you have watched them. Gladiator movie where Russell Crowe has performed is same kind of movie which I simply love. Hi hi, I find it hilarious the fact that in two of the movies he was killed by Demi, probably it was a bit of joke from the scenario writers. I guess I need to download those two movies and see them, as feel myself now as a silly Billy for not knowing all those things.