Alec Guinness (1914 - 2000)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) [The D'Ascoyne Family]: Playing eight different characters, he dies eight times: (1) [Young Ascoyne D'Ascoyne] Drowned, along with Anne Valery, when Dennis Price unties their boat from its mooring and sends them over the falls. (2) [Young Henry D'Ascoyne] Burned to death (off-screen) in a fire after Dennis switches gasoline for the lamp-oil in Alec's darkroom. (3) [The Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne] Poisoned by Dennis while having dinner with him. (4) [Lady Agatha D'Ascoyne] Falls to "her" death (off-screen) when Dennis fires an arrow at her hot-air balloon. (5) [Admiral Lord Horatio D'Ascoyne] Drowned when he goes down with his ship after it collides with another. (6) [General Lord Rufus D'Ascoyne] Killed in an explosion when he sticks a knife into a jar of caviar in which Dennis had planted a bomb. (7) [Duke Ethelred D'Ascoyne] Shot to death by Dennis after Alec gets his foot caught in a trap while hunting in the woods. (8) [Duke Ascoyne D'Ascoyne] Dies (off-screen) of shock after learning of "Ethelred's" death, having suffered a stroke a short time earlier.

Last Holiday (1950) [George Bird]: Killed in a car accident when he swerves to avoid hitting a dog. (Thanks to Constantine)

The Ladykillers (1955) [Professor Marcus]: Hit on the head by a train-crossing signal on the overpass, then falls into the train below. (See also Tom Hanks in the 2004 remake.)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) [Colonel Nicholson]: Fatally injured in an explosion when Jack Hawkins fires a mortar near him; he collapses onto the detonator as he dies, blowing up the bridge.

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) [Marcus Aurelius]: Poisoned with an apple given to him by Mel Ferrer. (Thanks to Alejandro)

The Comedians (1967) [Major H.O. Jones]: Shot to death by Hatian secret police officers.

Cromwell (1970) [King Charles I]: Executed by beheading. (Thanks to Alejandro)

Scrooge (1970) [Jacob Marley's Ghost]: Dies of natural causes several years before the story begins; he appears to Albert Finney as a ghost. (I haven't seen this version, but we all know the story...)

Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) [Adolf Hitler]: Commits suicide (off-camera) by shooting himself in the head in his bunker. We hear the shot from the next room; his body is not shown afterwards. (Thanks to Tony)

Star Wars (Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope) (1977) [Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi]: Killed with a light-saber by David Prowse/James Earl Jones in a duel; his body vanishes into nothingness at the moment of his death. (He returned as a ghost in the sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.)

Great Performances: Monsignor Quixote (1987) [Father Quixote]: Shot to death. (Thanks to Alejandro)
Alec Guinness in 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'
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