A computer scientist has created a fascinating chart of top 25 deadliest actors of all time by on-screen kills.
Drawing on the MovieBodyCounts database, Randal Olson created a mostly complete list that shows that Arnold Schwarzenegger is the deadliest man in movies.
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|
The body count database took more than five years to build, but some kills may be missing from the list because "some actors have worked in dozens of low-kill-count, B-rated movies" that haven't been cataloged.
Olson added that there is one key omission in the database: John Wayne.
"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."
via Business Insider.