10. Adolf Hitler In Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Assassinated By: Staff Sergeant Donnie Donowitz and Private First Class Omar Ulmer
Cause of Death: Face is torn apart by machine gun bullets
In any other director's hands, a fictional assassination of Adolf Hitler might involve little more than a quick bullet to the head. Fortunately, Quentin Tarantino's imagination is always in overdrive.
The climax of Inglourious Basterds is a towering inferno of Nazi killing, as well as the culmination of two simultaneous plots against Hitler and the Third Reich. On one end, you've got Shoshanna Dreyfus, a.k.a. Emmanuelle (Melanie Laurent), a cute theater owner who agrees to premiere a Nazi propaganda film just so she can burn the place down with Hitler and all of his cronies inside. At the same time, the Basterds make their way to the venue to blow the place up themselves.
Neither plan goes off flawlessly, but both sides get what they want: Hitler, along with every other high-ranking member of his evil regime, dies in grandiose fashion. Two of the Basterds (played by Eli Roth and Omar Doom) get to personally send Hitler into Lucifer's playground by unloading an excessive amount of machine gun rounds into his face, basically grounding it into chopped meat. You can practically sense Tarantino's maniacal glee the entire time.