Phil Hall at Film Threat has posted a rather amusing and enlightening look at what he considers the “Top 10 list of the most intriguing death-denied roles of all time.” Among them are Lon Chaney in Tod Browning’s Dracula, Humphrey Bogart in The Man Who Would Be King, and more. The final version of The Man Who Would Be King is one of my favorite John Huston films, so it’s fascinating to think about it starring Bogart and Clark Gable… Anyway, here is how Phil Hall breaks the ice:
There are too many actors who claim they are dying to get a role. But on occasion, an actor dies after having landed the role. Call it fatal timing or plain old bad luck, but too often the death of an actor who has already secured a part in an upcoming feature can lead to endless speculations of “what if.”
Get the full list here.