|Anthony Hopkins (1937 - )
Father of Abigail Hopkins Harrison
|Hamlet (1969) [King Claudius]: Stabbed in the stomach with a poison-tipped sword, then forced to drink his own poisoned wine, by Nicol Williamson.
Danton (1970) [Georges Jacques Danton]: Presumably executed by the guillotine. (I haven't seen this movie, so I don't know whether it actually depicts Danton's execution or whether it ends before his death.)
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) [Bruno Richard Hauptmann]: Presumably executed by the electric chair. (Again, I don't know whether the movie ends before or after the execution.)
Magic (1978) [Corky]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach; the actual stabbing is off-screen, but we see him stagger into the living room afterwards. He dies while talking to his ventriloquist's dummy (and responding as the dummy as well).
The Bunker (1981) [Adolf Hitler]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the bunker. (I haven't seen this movie, so I don't know whether it actually depicts Hitler's death.)
Othello (1981) [Othello]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) [Quasimodo]: Falls to his death from the tower of Notre Dame. (I haven't seen this version, but got the information from an IMDB review.)
Guilty Conscience (1985) [Arthur Jamison]: Shot in the back by Blythe Danner as Anthony is climbing the staircase.
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) [Frank P. Doel]: Dies (off-screen) of unspecified causes; we learn of his death afterwards when his family informs Anne Bancroft. (Thanks to Fred)
The Road to Wellville (1994) [Dr. John Harvey Kellogg]: Dies of a heart attack while diving into a lake; the movie freeze-frames while Bridget Fonda's narration informs us that he died in mid-air, then the action starts again to show him falling the rest of the way, followed by a shot of his body floating face-down. (Thanks to Sammy)
Nixon (1995) [Richard Milhous Nixon]: Dies (off-screen) of a stroke; his death is mentioned in the epilogue, with documentary footage of the real Nixon's funeral. (Thanks to Andrew and Adam)
The Mask of Zorro (1998) [Don Diego de la Vega a.k.a. Zorro]: Shot by Stuart Wilson; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. (Thanks to Fred and Mathew)
Meet Joe Black (1998) [William Parrish]: Dies of a heart condition; his death is depicted by showing him walking off with the personification of Death (Brad Pitt). (Thanks to Fred, Katherine and Brandon)
Titus (1999) [Titus Andronicus]: Stabbed in the chest with a candelabra by Alan Cumming.
The Human Stain (2003) [Coleman Silk]: Killed in a car accident, along with Nicole Kidman. (Thanks to Nemanja)
Proof (2005) [Robert]: Dies of a terminal illness, shortly before the story begins; he appears only in flashbacks and in Gwyneth Paltrow's dream sequences.
All the King's Men (2006) [Judge Irwin]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself; his body is shown afterwards (covered in a bodybag) being carried out on a stretcher. (Thanks to ND)
Beowulf (2007; animated) [Hrothgar]: Commits suicide by jumping from the balcony, after talking to Beowulf (voiced by Ray Winstone). (Thanks to ND and Tommy)
The Wolfman (2010) [Sir John Talbot]: Decapitated by his son (Benicio Del Toro) at the end of a fight while they're both in their werewolf forms (on top of Anthony having been knocked into the fireplace and badly burned during the struggle). His severed head reverts to its human form afterwards. (Thanks to Vegeta and Tommy)