Ever wonder which actors have eliminated the most bad guys in movies? From action heroes to war movie stars, we’ve crunched the numbers to find out who truly is Hollywood’s deadliest actor.
Samuel L. Jackson: 1,734 kills
Samuel L. Jackson holds the title of Hollywood’s deadliest actor with 1,734 on-screen kills. He’s taken on a variety of roles that contribute to this high number, such as Mace Windu in the “Star Wars” prequels and Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it’s his roles in Quentin Tarantino films like “Pulp Fiction” and “The Hateful Eight” that truly escalate his body count. Whether he’s wielding a lightsaber or a handgun, Jackson’s characters are not to be trifled with.
Milla Jovovich: 1,299 kills
Close on Samuel L. Jackson’s heels is Milla Jovovich with 1,299 on-screen kills. She’s best known for her role as Alice in the “Resident Evil” series, where she battles hordes of zombies and other monstrosities. These films alone have contributed significantly to her kill count, making her one of the deadliest actresses in Hollywood history.
Jet Li: 1,076 kills
Martial arts legend Jet Li rounds out the top three with 1,076 kills. Known for his incredible fighting skills, Li has starred in action-packed movies like “Lethal Weapon 4,” “Romeo Must Die,” and “The Expendables” series. His intricate fight choreography often results in a high body count, solidifying his spot as one of Hollywood’s deadliest actors.
Dolph Lundgren: 940 kills
Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren is no slouch when it comes to on-screen kills, racking up 940 over his career. He first rose to fame playing the daunting Russian boxer Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV,” but it’s roles in action-packed films like “Universal Soldier” and “The Expendables” series that have contributed the most to his impressive body count. Lundgren’s imposing physicality and action-hero persona make him one of Hollywood’s deadliest.
Jean-Claude Van Damme: 457 kills
Known as the “Muscles from Brussels,” Jean-Claude Van Damme has a total of 457 on-screen kills. He’s famed for his roles in action-packed martial arts films like “Bloodsport,” “Kickboxer,” and “Universal Soldier,” where his deadly roundhouse kicks and acrobatic fighting style have left a trail of cinematic bodies in his wake. Van Damme’s characters often take on seemingly insurmountable odds, yet always manage to come out on top, and usually with a significant body count.
Charles Bronson: 443 kills
Charles Bronson, one of the iconic action stars of the ’70s and ’80s, has 443 kills to his name. He’s best known for the “Death Wish” series, where he plays Paul Kersey, a man who becomes a vigilante after his family is attacked. These films were some of the most violent of their era, and they contributed significantly to Bronson’s on-screen kill count. Whether wielding a handgun or setting up elaborate traps, Bronson’s characters are not to be trifled with.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 369 kills
The “Terminator” himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has accumulated 369 kills in his film career. Iconic roles in movies like “Predator,” “Commando,” and, of course, the “Terminator” series, have all added to his kill tally. Schwarzenegger’s characters are known for their one-liners as much as their lethal efficiency, making him a memorable part of Hollywood’s action elite.
Chow Yun-Fat: 295 kills
Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-Fat holds his own with 295 on-screen kills. He gained international fame in John Woo’s action movies like “A Better Tomorrow” and “Hard Boiled,” where his dual-wielding gunplay became a hallmark. Though he may not have as high a kill count as others on this list, the stylish manner in which Chow Yun-Fat’s characters eliminate their foes makes him one of cinema’s unforgettable lethal actors.
Sylvester Stallone: 267 kills
Sylvester Stallone, most famous for his roles as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, has an on-screen kill count of 267. While the “Rocky” series didn’t contribute much to this number, the “Rambo” films certainly did. Known for their intense action and violent sequences, the “Rambo” movies have made Stallone a symbol of cinematic toughness. From shooting down helicopters to single-handedly taking down enemy camps, Stallone’s characters are always in the thick of the action.
Uma Thurman: 77 kills
Although her kill count is considerably lower than others on this list, Uma Thurman has made every one of her 77 on-screen kills count, particularly in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” series. As the Bride, Thurman showcases her swordsmanship and martial arts skills, taking down dozens of foes in some of cinema’s most iconic fight scenes. While she may not have the sheer numbers, the impact of her kills is undoubtedly significant.