Written by: Randy Olson
Primary Source: Randal S. Olson
Over the weekend, I discovered a web site where a group of dedicated film fanatics have been systematically counting on-screen kills for various actors for several years. I immediately set out to scrape all of the data from their web site and forums so I could visualize it and see what we could learn. I posted the data online to save everyone else the chore of repeating the scrape.
Below is the second in a series of visualizations I created, showing the top 25 deadliest films by on-screen death counts. If you would like to feature any of these visualizations on your own web site, please contact me first.
Some interesting facts
Uma Thurman ranks in as the deadliest woman with 77 on-screen kills.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s highest single-film kill count comes from Commando (1985), where in the final island scene he racked up 74 kills: 2 throats slit, 51 people shot, 1 person stabbed, 2 people stabbed by circular blades, 5 people blown up by grenades, 5 people blown up by rocket launcher, 7 people blown up by planted explosives, and 1 unfortunate person impaled.
The highest kill count by any one person in a film was attained by Tomisaburo Wakayama, who scored a shocking 150 kills in Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974).
Have you found any interesting facts in the data? Post them as a comment here!
Latest posts by Randy Olson (see all)
- Artificial Intelligence has crushed all human records in 2048. Here’s how the AI pulled it off. - April 27, 2015
- Optimized walking tours of New York City and Philadelphia - March 24, 2015
- Pure Michigan road trip, optimized - March 18, 2015