I'm practically choking on the irony that perhaps the best non-video promo for The Expendables is turning out to be a blog infographic promoting term life insurance. Crazy but true: termlifeinsurance.org has mined the movie archives and tabulated the body counts for every member of Stallone's pedigreed team of badasses (sans Schwarzenegger, for no apparent reason) and displayed them in one place with a breakdown of how many from each film. This is action film nerdery on a commendable scale, folks.
Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.
Jean Rostand, Thoughts of a Biologist (1939)
The message is pretty simple: if you go up against these god amongst men, best of luck to you and I certainly hope you paid the bill on your life insurance last month. Pooled, these nine men have killed an astonishing 1,593 human beings in their movie careers. Other than that figure I won't spoil the breakdown--which I've posted after the break--and the dean of death wasn't who I was expecting.
If any math savants out there want to break down these figures even more by, say, determining the average kill count per movie for each actor, or any other interesting twist on the numbers, the first person to post that in their respective 'Trivia' sections will get an extra 50 wiki points per entry.