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2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#1 Post by knarf » 19 Dec 2017, 21:54

Each entrant selects 13 people that are listed in IMDb with at least one movie credit (TV movies and straight-to-video are acceptable, mini-series do not count, unless IMDb lists them as a TV movie) as an Actor, Actress, Director, Himself, or Herself. That should make quite a few politicians, athletes and musicians available as well.

PM the list to me between now and Dec. 31, with Death Pool or something similar in the subject. I will not read these until 2018, and will then post everyone's entries. I'm entering too, but I won't look at yours before I've settled on mine. If you want to make changes before the deadline, please send a complete list, and I'll go by the last one I receive. If someone you've picked dies before 2017 ends, its your responsibility to make the change, or they'll remain in your list for no value.

Your score for each accurate guess will be 120 minus the age in full years of the deceased. If there's any conflict, I will go by the birth date listed at IMDb. If that isn't present for some reason, I'll try to find it elsewhere.

Deaths qualify as being in 2018 by whatever timezone the person dies in. This should only matter on January 1 and December 31.

Previous years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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alan smithee - 270
knarf - 216
Scruluce - 165
Middle -134
Odd Todd - 119
A² - 110
sldawgs - 47
Buckykatt - 39
Sheila1313 - 26

The Deceased
Billy Graham, 99 (21 points)
Stephen Hawking, 76 (44 points)
Barbara Bush, 92 (28 points)
Tessa Jowell, 70 (50 points)
Leon 'Vader' White, 63 (57 points)
Charlotte Rae, 92 (28 points)
John McCain, 81 (39 points)
Burt Reynolds, 82 (38 points)
Stan Lee, 95 (25 points)
Mike Pintek, 65 (55 points)
Devin Lima, 41 (79 points)
George H. W. Bush, 94 (26 points)
Penny Marshall, 75 (45 points)
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Billy Graham
Kirk Douglas
Wilford Brimley
Hosni Mubarak
Penny Marshall
Valerie Harper
George H. W. Bush
Tommy Chong
Leon 'Vader' White
Queen Elizabeth II
John McCain
Charlotte Rae
Sumner Redstone

Scruluce
Bob Barker
Leah Bracknell
Mel Brooks
George H.W. Bush
Jimmy Carter
Carol Channing
Devin Lima
Olivia de Havilland
Kirk Douglas
Billy Graham
Vera Lynn
Larry King
John McCain

Middle
Val Kilmer
Shannen Doherty
Vivian Campbell
Tommy Chong
Selena Gomez
George HW Bush
Stan Lee
Robert Mugabe
John McCain
Larry King
Stephen Hawking
Jimmy Carter
Aaron Carter

sldawgs
Olivia de Havilland
Kirk Douglas
Larry Storch
Doris Day
Billy Graham
Bob Barker
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (Queen Elizabeth II)
Hugh Downs
Carl Reiner
George Herbert Walker Bush
Dick Van Dyke
Betty White

Buckykatt
Ryan O’Neal
Willie Nelson
William Shatner
Sydney Poitier
Olivier Newton John
Little Richard
Mel Brooks
Philip Baker Hall
John McCain
Valerie Harper
Cicely Tyson
Nichelle Nichols
Fee Waybill


Jimmy Carter
Donald Trump
Burt Reynolds
Bill Cosby
Billy Graham
Betty White
Stan Lee
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Kirk Douglas
Michael Douglas
George HW Bush
Ric Flair
Dustin Hoffman

Odd Todd
Prince Philip
Henry Kissenger
Kirk Douglas
Richard Simmons
Stephen Hawking
Valerie Harper
Dick Cheney
Billy Graham
George H.W. Bush
Barbara Bush
Kim Jong-un
Lindsey Lohan
Amanda Bynes

alan smithee
Artie Lange
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Billy Graham
Clive James
Devin Lima
George H.W. Bush
Harvey Weinstein
John McCain
Leah Bracknell
Mike Pintek
Nobby Stiles
Sumner Redstone
Tessa Jowell

Sheila1313
Beverly Cleary
Hugh Downs
Magic Johnson
Kirk Douglas
Bob Barker
Bill Cosby
Olivia de Havilland
Carol Channing
Bob Newhart
George H. W. Bush
Dick Van Dyke
Wilford Brimley
Henry Kissinger
The multiple selections we wrote: George H.W. Bush - 8
Billy Graham - 6
Kirk Douglas - 6
John McCain - 5
Bob Barker - 3
Jimmy Carter - 3
Olivia de Havilland - 3
Valerie Harper - 3
Betty White - 2
Bill Cosby - 2
Devin Lima - 2
Dick Van Dyke - 2
Henry Kissinger - 2
Hugh Downs - 2
Larry King - 2
Leah Bracknell - 2
Mel Brooks - 2
Prince Philip - 2
Queen Elizabeth II - 2
Stan Lee - 2
Stephen Hawking - 2
Sumner Redstone - 2
Tommy Chong - 2
Wilford Brimley - 2
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#2 Post by knarf » 27 Dec 2017, 15:25

Only 4 entries so far:

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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#3 Post by knarf » 29 Dec 2017, 07:23

Up to 5 now. About 2 1/2 days left to enter.

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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#4 Post by knarf » 30 Dec 2017, 08:10

Up to 7 now. About 1 1/2 days left to enter.

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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#5 Post by Scruluce » 31 Dec 2017, 22:44

no smithee?
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#6 Post by knarf » 31 Dec 2017, 23:15

Scruluce wrote:no smithee?
No such luck, he sent it a few hours ago.

I'll get them all posted in the morning.
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#7 Post by knarf » 01 Jan 2018, 07:44

Here's my list, about to open the PMs.

Billy Graham
Kirk Douglas
Wilford Brimley
Hosni Mubarak
Penny Marshall
Valerie Harper
George H. W. Bush
Tommy Chong
Leon 'Vader' White
Queen Elizabeth II
John McCain
Charlotte Rae
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#8 Post by » 01 Jan 2018, 18:01

I consider it a victory that I didn't select someone who was already dead (as I have several times before)
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#9 Post by knarf » 01 Jan 2018, 18:28

I received a late entry from Sheila that I'm going to allow if no one minds.
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#10 Post by » 01 Jan 2018, 18:30

knarf wrote:I received a late entry from Sheila that I'm going to allow if no one minds.
its ok with me unless she beats me
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#11 Post by alan smithee » 02 Jan 2018, 00:53

A² wrote:
knarf wrote:I received a late entry from Sheila that I'm going to allow if no one minds.
its ok with me unless she beats me
ditto
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#12 Post by alan smithee » 02 Jan 2018, 00:53

and thanks a lot, knarf, for organizing this
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#13 Post by sldawgs » 03 Jan 2018, 08:23

I wholeheartedly approve of Sheila's entry. Based on the last few years, all her entries will survive the year.
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#14 Post by Scruluce » 03 Jan 2018, 09:41

sldawgs wrote:I wholeheartedly approve of Sheila's entry. Based on the last few years, all her entries will survive the year.
:lol: she's harmless... WAIT. What's the overlap between her list and mine?
She could be the FW Angel of Mercy, the yin to Smithee's yang (fnar fnar).
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#15 Post by sldawgs » 03 Jan 2018, 11:43

Scruluce wrote:
sldawgs wrote:I wholeheartedly approve of Sheila's entry. Based on the last few years, all her entries will survive the year.
:lol: she's harmless... WAIT. What's the overlap between her list and mine?
She could be the FW Angel of Mercy, the yin to Smithee's yang (fnar fnar).
Yeah, half her list coincides with mine. And smithee's yang better stay in California. :balrog:
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#16 Post by Scruluce » 03 Jan 2018, 13:16

sldawgs wrote:
Scruluce wrote:
sldawgs wrote:I wholeheartedly approve of Sheila's entry. Based on the last few years, all her entries will survive the year.
:lol: she's harmless... WAIT. What's the overlap between her list and mine?
She could be the FW Angel of Mercy, the yin to Smithee's yang (fnar fnar).
Yeah, half her list coincides with mine. And smithee's yang better stay in California. :balrog:
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Re: 2018 Celebrity Death Pool

#17 Post by Scruluce » 03 Jan 2018, 13:19

I thought Hugh Downs was already dead. I kinda want him and Barbara Walters to survive until the ball drop for NYE 2019, so they can look into the camera and say "This is 20-20"
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#18 Post by Scruluce » 03 Jan 2018, 13:27

sldawgs wrote:
Scruluce wrote:
sldawgs wrote:I wholeheartedly approve of Sheila's entry. Based on the last few years, all her entries will survive the year.
:lol: she's harmless... WAIT. What's the overlap between her list and mine?
Yeah, half her list coincides with mine.
5 of 13 overlap ... that's not terrible.
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#19 Post by » 03 Jan 2018, 17:35

alan smithee wrote:and thanks a lot, knarf, for organizing this
:green:
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#20 Post by sldawgs » 06 Jan 2018, 14:23

Looks like I picked the wrong Van Dyke brother.
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#21 Post by Buckykatt » 16 Jan 2018, 09:31

This isn't a question related to anyone on my list this year, so that probably makes it an ideal time to ask this question. I had cause to wonder if someone had an IMDB page that would make them eligible for this. In looking, this person (as herself) has two credits that are listed as TV Movie by IMDB, but both are awards shows. I wouldn't really consider an awards show to be the kind of "credit" we're thinking of in our definition [ "with at least one movie credit (TV movies and straight-to-video are acceptable, mini-series do not count, unless IMDb lists them as a TV movie) "] but that's how IMDB lists it.

One of the awards shows in question was the British Academy Television Awards. So just out of curiosity, I went to see how IMDB classifies the Emmys and as expected (and more appropriately, I think) they categorize that as a TV Special. Not sure why they categorize the Brits as a movie.


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#22 Post by knarf » 16 Jan 2018, 10:40

It is strange how IMDb does it, but as far as being eligible here, that would do it.

I've also noticed things like Super Bowls listed as TV Movies, which is weird too.
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#23 Post by Scruluce » 21 Feb 2018, 09:33

knarf wrote:It is strange how IMDb does it, but as far as being eligible here, that would do it.

I've also noticed things like Super Bowls listed as TV Movies, which is weird too.
This ties in to an ongoing rant I've had in the ICheckMovies forums... but that's a story for another time.
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#24 Post by Scruluce » 21 Feb 2018, 09:34

6 of 9 players are on the board with 21 points.
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#25 Post by knarf » 21 Feb 2018, 09:55

Scruluce wrote:6 of 9 players are on the board with 21 points.
:green: I'll update this tonight.
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