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Yes, There Is Someone Who Dies Onscreen More Often than Sean Bean

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | December 13, 2013 | Comments ()


Two years ago, we debuted the Sean Bean Death Reel here at Pajiba, a supercut of all of Bean’s onscreen deaths. At that time, the count was 22, although it did not yet take into account his TV deaths on [spoiler] and Missing. I do not know, however, if he died in recent movies, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Soldier of Fortune, and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, but even assuming he had, he would still fall below 30 onscreen deaths, which means that he could not hold the title for most onscreen deaths.

Actually, I don’t know who officially holds that title, but I do know that Kim Coates — who most of you know as Tig Trager from Sons of Anarchy (Spoiler: He’s still alive) — has been killed onscreen 32 times now. Twenty-three movies, nine TV Shows. Give it another year, and he’s guaranteed to add to that total on Sons of Anarchy.

Congratulations, Kim! You’ve successfully suffered more gruesome deaths than Sean Bean.


(Source: KimCoatesDeathReel)

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  • stryker1121

    Coates always seems to play secondary or tertiary henchmen types in action movies...those guys are always lunch meat of course. Love that scene from 'Last Boy Scout.'

  • manting

    Kim Coates. If the role calls for getting shot by cops or defenstrated with a wire or rope attached he is your man. Also did Cuba Gooding jr kill him multiple times?

  • ellcoolj

    That was an absolute waste of my time... More please

  • LwoodPDowd

    We need a movie gross x kill multiplier. Did you just get killed in a bunch of low rent movies while you worked your way to people actually recognizing you in a movie, or are you a legitimate star who winds up dead an inordinate amount of time. Someone get on that!

  • Helo

    Down here in Panama, we have a running joke about Ruben Blades and how his characters die more often than not.

    "So, turn out Ruben Blades was in the movie..."

    "How soon did he die?"

    "Made it to the 50 minute mark, or thereabouts..."

    "Sounds about right."

    I'm tempted to put together my own supercut, actually.

  • Robot Devi

    That gif is amazing. Chibs is the best.

  • kirbyjay

    Was watching Extremely Dangerous ( In which he doesn't die) with Sean Bean last night. The weirdest thing, I kept putting my finger over the screen to obscure his nose, thus performing rhinoplasty on him. Let me say this, it's a good thing he doesn't have a smaller nose because he would be beyond devastating. With his present nose he has always reminded me of a hawk. A yummy, scrumptious hawk.

  • Palmerlime

    They love shooting that poor guy in the forehead, don't they?

  • Stu Rat

    So, what I hear you saying is, Sean Bean and Kim Coates need to do a movie where they are both on the run (from Costner?) and trying to fake their own deaths, but continually fail, over and over.

  • lostboy408

    or...hear me out here. a movie where both Sean Bean & Kim Coates fight in a arena trying to kill each other. a "last man standing" situation

  • sanity fair

    This is a beautiful, brilliant, amazing idea.


  • BWeaves

    I'd watch that.

  • Snath

    What I'm taking away from this is that Kevin Costner is an asshole and needs to stop killing Kim Coates.

  • Berry

    And who by fire, who by water,
    who in the sunshine, who in the nighttime
    who by high ordeal, who by common trial
    who in your merry merry month of may,
    who by very slow decay,
    and who shall I say, is calling?

    (What? It seemed apropos.)

  • Mrs. Julien

    And who in her lonely slip, who by barbiturate,
    Who in these realms of love, who by something blunt,
    And who by avalanche, who by powder,
    Who for his greed, who for his hunger,
    And who shall I say is calling?

  • BuffyloGal

    There is never a wrong time for Leonard.

  • Berry

    True, that.

  • Rob

    Twice by Kevin Costner? Kevin Costner hates Kim Coates!

  • Bert_McGurt

    I could swear I saw multiple appearances of Cuba Gooding Jr. too.

  • Snath

    Damn, I didn't read this before writing mine own observation. Well fuck.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Sean Bean does not die in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; in fact, he's Zeus and therefore immortal. We didn't think of it, but Little J knows the deal and pointed it out to us.

  • BWeaves

    Yes, but Sean Bean holds the title for actors I've actually heard of.

  • Sean

    He is the bad guy in tons of movies. That is why he gets killed all the time. He is a great bad guy. Not just because of his creepy looks.

  • Mrs. Julien

    But I bet you recognize him. He's one of those guys you see over and over again, such as the people in the fantastic documentary That Guy Who Was in That Thing.

  • BWeaves

    No, I Googled him before I made my comment. I looked at IMDB and I have not seen a single thing he has done, so he's not "that guy who was in that thing" to me.

  • manting

    blackhawk down and goon are both great movies that he is in. I recommend watching them post haste.

  • pajiba

    Maybe, as they are for many of us, Canadians are invisible to BWeaves?

  • BWeaves

    I love invisible Nathan Fillion, and invisible Martin Short, and invisible William Shatner, and invisible . . .

  • Mrs. Julien

    The results of our healthcare system can be luminous and blinding to the uninitiated.

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