Celebs Who Played Dead
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By Drew Mackie
In Hollywood, playing a corpse can either be a first step toward bigger roles or an exciting chance for an established actor to perform the last part of a character's life. Either way, plenty of big-name celebs have played characters who are most famous for having bitten the big one or having been dead the whole time (surprise!). Beware: Deadly spoilers within.
Role: Bernie from "Weekend at Bernie's"
Played by: Terry Kiser
Level of deadness: Fully, though in a way that sunglasses could easily disguise. Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman dragged Bernie's corpse through two full movies before audiences realized that the dead guy had begun to stink. Regardless, it's a career high for Terry Kiser, and we can't imagine he can wear sunglasses in public without '80s buffs asking for a photo.