There are those actors that may surprise when they take a turn on the big screen, opting for a change of pace or a role out of their wheelhouse. Then there are those reliable stalwarts, those actors who carry with them a certain reputation.
For the men on this list, that reputation is one of blood and brutality. They are the cornerstone of the action movie, actors who have appeared in numerous flicks where explosions abound, weapons are plentiful, and the body count is high. That’s what is most interesting here: the number of people killed on screen by these actors. It’s not an easy task figuring out which actor in fact has the most on screen kills. At the end of 2013, Randy Olson, a PhD candidate at Michigan State culled data from a user-generated site to chart out those with the most kills. For our purposes, we will go by such data; as well, we will incorporate new films from 2014, most notably The Expendables 3, to update the tally (for those purposes, we are using this video dissection).
Some names may surprise. Indeed, the last few years have seen a surge from a couple of action stars, as Keanu Reeves in John Wick gave an incredible turn as a deadly assassin, and Liam Neeson with the Taken franchise has been dispatching those threatening his family. Then again, the names at the top shouldn't be all that unfamiliar - they are known as action heroes for a reason.
10 Clive Owen - 210 Kills
9 Nicolas Cage - 214 Kills
8 Jet Li - 223 Kills
7 Tomisaburo Wakayama - 226 Kills
6 Wesley Snipes - 231 Kills
5 Jason Statham - 232 Kills
4 Dolph Lundgren - 246 Kills
3 Chow Yun-Fat - 295 Kills
2 Sylvester Stallone - 297 Kills
1 Arnold Schwarzenegger - 410 Kills
Of course it has to be Mr. Schwarzenegger, the charming, muscled, action hero with the cheesy catch phrases and penchant for creating chaos everywhere he goes. He tops the list despite taking a break from acting while being governor of California. Over the years he has oscillated between the ruthlessly brutal (Commando, Collateral Damage) to the campy (Total Recall), and even the villainous (Terminator). In all those films and many more, he has taken someone else down. He’s taking an encore run it seems with The Expendables, and teamed up with Stallone recently in The Escape Plan. He may not have the endurance and athleticism he used to have, but he can still fire a big gun, and there seems to be no end in sight.
Sources: randalolson.com, dailymotion.com
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