What actor has portrayed the death of the same character the most times? (spoilers)

I am just pointing out that unless we are nitpicking about multiverses, Patrick Stewart holds the record in my mine.

We have seen him die as Charles Xavier three times:

  1. He dies in X-men 3
  2. He dies in Logan
  3. He dies in Dr. Strange 2 <–multiverse different one, but come on.

It’s kind of weird that he has played that specific character’s death so many times.

All of Professor X’s deaths were “real”, not fake-outs like Soap Operas often use for their repeated deaths.

I would specify different films, otherwise you get something like Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow with a very high number of deaths.

Bill Murray’s Phil Connors?

Damn, ninja’d by a better time loop answer.

The Winner!

Yes, OK, I appreciate that.

Let’s say different movies and also one where death is the mechanic in it, like in those multiple deaths to reset things movies and series(Happy Death Day 1 and Happy Death Day 2U)

Sorry to nitpick…but it’s not that weird when you consider the character’s comic book history:

This article is from 2012. Granted, not all of these are “actual” deaths - in fact, none of them are - it simply proves Marvel has been willing to go to the well on the “he’s dead, but not quite dead yet” motif repeatedly over the years. Much the same has happened with Odin since his debut in 1962 and I would guess Red Skull must be near the top of the list. “Dying” happens to pretty much all major comic book characters at one time or another; nevertheless, the unduly “death” prone Prof. X has earned notoriety for it.

Yeah, but it’s weird to happen to the same character portrayed by the same actor in multiple movies. Excluding guys like Wolverine whose whole ability is coming back to life, I can’t think of other examples in comic book movies. The few similar ones have fake-outs, like Bucky or Loki.

Matt Stone as Kenny McCormick in South Park?

Would this exclude horror movie villains who keep dying but yet come back for another round of ass kicking and dying at the end? Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger, Brad Douriff’s Chucky, Kane Hodder’s Jason Voorhees and Victor Crowley, etc. Of course that means having to change what counts as “dying” :smile:.

In Palm Springs, Nyles has died many many times. Some accidental, some suicidal, others being hunted and killed by Roy

But…that’s a Groundhog Day movie.

Surely, any character who dies multiple times must have some sort of technicality involved, at which point we’re just arguing about which technicalities count and which don’t.

Christopher Lee in Hammer’s Dracula movies?

Arnold Vosloo portrayed Imhotep in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. All told I think he died three times in the two films.

The Death Star died twice.

I think Murray looped a lot more times. Ramis suggested somewhere between 30 and 40 years.

Is Chris Lee as Dracula the most in any horror franchise?

Michael Myers is portrayed by various people and does not always die.

Freddy Krueger. I have no idea for sure if he dies in every movie.

Jason is played by whoever they can find, quite a few actors.

John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood. He died lots of times over the course of 18 TV years or so, and always came back to life because, well, I don’t know why. It was a plot point anyway. And he was really dead when he died, he just didn’t stay dead.

Arnold Schwarzenegger always seems to die in Terminator movies.

It was Rose’s fault - she resurrected him using TARDIS time vortex energy and inadvertently made him immortal-ish.

It’s something of a joke in the Preacher TV series that angels and demons instantly resurrect, shown during comical fight scenes. Typically there’s an off-camera flash of light and the actor walks back into the fray, often stepping over the corpse of their just-killed former self. Tom Brooke as the angel “Fiore” probably has the greatest number of total on-screen deaths, since at one point in the series he gets a job doing a magic show in Las Vegas where he gets killed on stage and just reappears, the audience assuming it’s a clever trick.