MOVIE STARS THAT DIE ON SCREEN…
Obviously, spoilers throughout….
If you don’t want to know, then don’t read any further.
I’ve thought a lot about this since I began viewing films as a tiny girl. Why is it that some prominent performers portray characters that die…ALL THE TIME???
Personally, I can’t think of anything that’s creepier. I wouldn’t want to play anyone that met their demise unless it was a truly exceptional part. Like a real person that was incredibly interesting.
But PREMIERE has a list of great actors (all men…) that have died for their art consistently. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen an article that explored this fully.
So I’ll just go through the list and discuss the men and the films that I have a reasonable fondness for….
DUSTIN HOFFMAN – 9 TIMES
JACK NICHOLSON – 9 TIMES
BATMAN, HOFFA, THE DEPARTED
AL PACINO – 9 TIMES
SCARFACE, DICK TRACY, THE GODFATHER PART III, DONNIE BRASCO, INSOMNIA
BRAD PITT – 9 TIMES
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, TROY, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
And the champ…
ROBERT DENIRO – 14 TIMES
BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, MEAN STREETS, BRAZIL, THIS BOY’S LIFE, JACKIE BROWN, GREAT EXPECTATIONS
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