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The 10 Silliest Action Movie Deaths of All Time

A character dying in an action movie is just part of the formula. You can’t have a genre with heavy gunfire, explosions, and antagonists who are out to do harm and not expect casualties. Most of the time, the death of a character comes with drama. If it’s a sympathetic character being killed off, it can pull at your heartstrings. Even a villain’s death can make a viewer feel empathy for his downfall. But sometimes, an on-screen death can make you laugh out loud due to the utter silliness of how the death is presented.

You can surf the internet and find funny death scenes from big blockbusters to low-budget martial arts movies. There are plenty of YouTube videos called Worst Fight Scene Ever that end with an utterly hilarious death and a cheesy one-liner as the icing on the cake. But the ones on this list are the cream of the crop in terms of the silliest action movie deaths of all time.

10 Batman (1989) – The Jokers Hand Buzzer

Joker Hand Buzzer

Warner Brothers/DC Comics

The debate over whom the best Joker is in the Batman universe will go on and on till the end of time. But nobody can take away anything from Jack Nicholson’s effort, as he was the first to have to deliver a more sinister side to Gotham City’s clown prince of crime. He felt at home in Tim Burton’s vision for the film. You never knew when he was going to strike, and when he did, he did it with a smile on his face. Taking a trope used in the comics as well as by any clown at a circus. The Joker takes charge of the criminal underworld of Gotham by walking up to the head of the table at a mafia sit-down and shaking hands with the man at the head of the table.
It turns out he has on a hand buzzer that electrocutes and fries the man. Jack Nicholson delivered what feels like improvised comedic lines like “A little hot under the collar” and “Gotta live one here” while he performed the heinous act. He ends the scene having a good sinister laugh with the burnt corpse, and walks away laughing hysterically at himself.
Related: Tim Burtons Batman Gets a Modern Day Trailer

9 Shoot Em Up (2007) – Death by a Carrot

Shoot em Up New Line Cinema

Shoot Em Up is a mid-2000s action film that doesn’t get the love that it should. It’s self-aware at times and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Case in point: Clive Owen kills a guy by stabbing him in the head with a carrot. One of Owen’s character traits is that he is constantly eating carrots. In a scene made to help his violent likability, Owens assists a pregnant woman being stalked by a man with murder on his mind.
He saves her by shoving a carrot into the man’s throat and punching it further in and out of the back of his head. He wraps up the altercation with the fitting line, “Eat your vegetables”.

8 Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) – Diplomatic Immunity!

lethal weapon 2 Warner Brothers 

Probably one of the more simplistic deaths on this list, but one of the most well-earned bad guy kills of all time. Lethal Weapon 2 pits Riggs and Murtaugh against a group of South African diplomats who use their “diplomatic immunity” for criminal activities. The climax of the film takes place on a docked ship in the middle of the night. Just after, Riggs got into a brutal fight with the character, Pieter Vorestedt (Derrick O’Connor), and dropped a shipping container on him, crushing him flat. The two cops encounter the film’s big bad, Arjen Rudd, played brilliantly by Joss Ackland. You have hated this guy the whole film. He shoots Riggs twice, not killing him but wounding him.
He holds his wallet up with his ID, yelling “Diplomatic Immunity”. Murtaugh loosens up, aims, and fires, hitting Rudd in the head and killing him instantly. Danny Glover then delivers the line, “Just been revoked”. The kill still gets a laugh and a sense of joy to this day.
Related: Every Lethal Weapon Movie, Ranked

7 Deep Blue Sea (1999) – A Shark Eats Russell

Deep Blue Sea Warner Bros.

The marketing for Deep Blue Sea made it look like Samuel L. Jackson was one of the stars of the film. Yet, once you watch it, you realize he was just the most known actor in it, but he wasn’t given top billing. That should’ve been a warning sign. He was red-hot at the time, with one roll after another (and still is to this day). So when Samuel L. Jackson gets eaten by a shark at the halfway point of the film during a monologue to the rest of the cast, it definitely catches audiences by surprise.
Test audiences for the film were shaken up at seeing him die so soon. What his death actually does is create a sense of dread for the rest of the characters, because if you’re going to kill Sam Jackson early in a movie, anyone else is fair game. Jackson has gone on record saying he hated his monologue prior to his on-screen demise. It’s odd seeing a shark eat Samuel L. Jackson; you can’t help but laugh. Even Dave Chappelle would go on to point it out for a bit on Chappelle Show a few years later. The sketch would consist of him playing Jackson and promoting Samuel L. Jackson Beer. “Deep Blue Sea? They ate me. A f***ing shark ate me,” Chappelle would yell.

6 Juraissc Park (1993) – Gennaro Gets Eaten

JP Gennaro-1 Universal Pictures

Jurassic Park is known for a lot of great things. It was a film that changed the game in terms of computer-generated effects (which still hold up today). It was a spectacle that elevated the way we look at movies. But it also had some wild kills in it. One of which is Martin Ferrero, who plays a character by the name of Donald Gennaro.
The slick and slimy lawyer runs off into an outhouse, leaving the kids he’s with to potentially become prey to the escaped T-Rex. Gennaro’s hiding spot is demolished by the dinosaur, and the two have a brief staredown before the T-Rex snatches him up and eats him.
Related: Every Jurassic Park Movie Ranked by Box Office Gross

5 Pulp Fiction (1994) – Marvin Gets Shot

marvin fiction Miramax 

Pulp Fiction is loaded with a brilliant blend of comedy and violence that only Quentin Tarantino can achieve. One scene in particular that emphasizes this is the fate of the small but standout character, Marvin. We meet Marvin early in the film when he assists Jules and Vincent with handing over the mysterious briefcase to them.
Later in the film, we meet back up with them after their initial altercation. Vincent, Jules, and Marvin are driving around Los Angeles in Jules’ car. Vincent turns around and asks Marvin something with the gun ever so subtly pointed at him, and after a few sentences, his gun goes off and shoots Marvin in the face.

4 Commando (1985) – Let Off Some Steam, Bennett

Commando-1 Silver Pictures

A lot of movies represent the 1980s in a nutshell really well. Commando is one of those films. It’s not Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best film, but it might be his most entertaining. Commando pits Schwarzenegger as John Matrix against Bennett (Vernon Wells). Matrix must rescue his daughter from Bennett and a Latin American dictator (Dan Dedaya). The film’s final fight between the two happens in what seems to be an underground boiler room of sorts.
As the fight reaches its climax, Matrix manages to rip a large, steaming hot pipe off the wall and sling it like a javelin at Bennett. It impales him, and then Arnold ends the scene by saying the famous line, “Let off some steam, Bennett.”

3 Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) – Exploding Arrow

rambo first blood part 2 Tristar Pictures 

The first installment in the Rambo franchise makes for a quality drama about a Vietnam veteran who has to make drastic choices when his back is against the wall. In the years that would follow, the sequels would fit the mold of the big muscle action movies of the era. Rambo: First Blood Part II, would have some insane shootouts and set pieces.
In one scene, John Rambo and his trusty bow and arrow are in a duel with a machine gun-wielding henchmen. Rambo takes heavy fire from the man, but there’s just one thing: he’s carrying explosive arrows to fire back at him. Rambo steadies his aim and launches it at the man, once it hits its target, the henchman explodes into hundreds of pieces.

2 Robocop (1987) – Melting Man

Toxic man robocop MGM, Orion Pictures 

Director Paul Verhoeven turns the dial-up high with violence in the original Robocop. The death of gang member Emil (Paul McCrane) is grotesque and disgusting, and yet you can’t look away. In 1987, this had to be a movie moment that made people squeal in their seats, followed by a laugh. When Emil crashes into a vat of toxic waste, he gets out of the car to seek help.
Due to the toxic waste all over him, his body completely morphs into a disfigured creature-like image that is imprinted in genre movie fans’ minds forever. As he looks for help, one of his criminal colleagues sees him and decides to spare him his suffering. He runs him over with a car, and he breaks apart into a bloody and slimy mess all over the windshield.
Related: Robocop Movie and TV Series Now in the Works at Amazon

1 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – The Swordsman

Raiders of the Lost Ark Paramount Pictures.

Through all the interesting ways people have died on this list, The swordsman scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark has to be the best one due to the execution of it on screen and the story behind it. The original plan for this scene was to have Indy get into a fight with the man, but Harrison Ford was apparently under the weather that day. Ford suggested just shooting the guy.
The actor who played the swordsman had apparently been training for the fight for many weeks and was a skilled pro at handling these kinds of weapons. Spielberg just told him he was going to stand there and get shot. The rest is Hollywood history. It’s a moment that stands out in the entire franchise and solidifies Indiana Jones as one of the greatest protagonists of all time.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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