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Michael Biehn Wanted To Be Shot

Kurt Russell and Biehn
Buena Vista Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures

Warning: spoilers ahead! One of the major plot points of the movie is when Val Kilmer’s character, Doc Holliday, shoots Michael Biehn’s character, Johnny Ringo. Many fans were upset that this happened, but Biehn later gave an interview where he said: “I wanted him to shoot me!”

Biehn went on to say, “Well, I always thought Johnny Ringo had a little bit of a ‘suicide by police’ mentality. There’s a part in that movie, which I think is one of my greatest moments on film, and I don’t sit around and look for it, but whenever I see it, I always think, ‘Yeah, that’s what I was trying to do, and that’s what I got.”