Swedish actor Peter Stormare often dies on screen. And believe it or not, Stormare is fine with that. “Sometimes that’s just how it has to be,” he says in an interview with Swedish daily Aftonbladet. “That fucker has to die.”
A bullet from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s weapon recently killed Stormare in “The Last Stand.” “It was really cool to be shot by Arnold,” Stormare says. And in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” his part as governor meets an even more spectacular end. Ever since Stormare, who is 59, first came to Hollywood in the 1990s, film makers have loved to kill him off.

“There are always people who die in the movies," the actors syas. "I often play odd characters. They are usually the ones who die.” Stormare believes he has “survived” in about half the movies he’s made, but not in “Armageddon,” “Playing God,” “8 mm,” “Windtalker,” “Bad Boys II,” the television series “Prison break,” “The lost world: Jurassic Park,” and “Bad Company,” just to mention a few. “It’s good to die on screen, it gives you a chance to prepare yourself,” he says with a wry smile. “And I’d rather get shot than have to shoot someone.” Stormare says death on screen doesn’t have to be all bloody to be effective.
“Sometimes it’s cooler in old spaghetti westerns with Clint Eastwood, when you just see a revolver getting fired, followed by a person from the back, falling. It’s not bloody, yet you have to use your imagination about whether the guy was shot in the head or in the heart. That’s how I’d like to die. Something dramatic, so it makes the local news,” he says laughing.