10 Actors Who Received Death Threats For Insane Reasons

There's no good reason for a death threat, but these actors were threatened for crazy reasons.

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As the old saying goes, you're not really famous until someone wants to kill you. Okay, so maybe that’s not a real saying, but the fact is that every famous actor at one point or another has come across someone that hates them. And sometimes that hate is so powerful that it can lead to an actual threat of death.

It's a sad fact that ever since actors became the pop culture obsessions of society there have been those deranged enough to take offense to everything they do. When you think about it, an actor is just a person who plays pretend for a living, so to actually hate an actor so much that you want them dead takes a special kind of crazy. But you don't have to look very far to find that crazy and then be blown away by it.

Whether an upset fan publicly preaches murder over a star's dating life, or a character's actions on TV are taken so seriously that a viewer is willing to kill over them, there's been no shortage of insane death threats over the years. Add in the invention of social media and it's become a lot easier to tell an actor you want to kill them. Not that we recommend it, but still.

Keeping in mind that it's never a good idea to make your intentions of murder known - or to have intentions of murder in the first place - let's find out which actors have hired extra security detail...


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