If there's one auteur who's unafraid to kill his darlings, it's Quentin Tarantino. But just how many characters have breathed their final breath during a QT film? This is the morbid question that Vanity Fair recently asked, leading them to produce an infographic dead-icated (ha, ha) to the answer.

At the top of the list is 2009's "Inglorious Basterds," which takes the cake with 396 kills. That makes this year's Best Picture contender, "Django Unchained," clocking in with 64 departed souls, seem tame.

Below, check all the on-screen deaths from Tarantino's bloody oeuvre.

[via Vanity Fair]

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