Denzel Washington (1954 - )
Cry Freedom (1987) [Steve Biko]: Dies of kidney failure resulting from a brain injury while in police custody; his body is shown again later on in the morgue when Kevin Kline and Juanita Waterman view the body.

Glory (1989) [Private Trip]: Shot in the chest by Confederate soldiers while storming the fort; his body is shown again after the battle as all the bodies are put in a mass grave, with Denzel lying next to Matthew Broderick. (Thanks to Gary)

Heart Condition (1990) [Napoleon Stone]: Shot to death; he appears as a ghost throughout the rest of the movie after his heart is transplanted into Bob Hoskins.

Malcolm X (1992) [Malcolm X]: Shot to death by three assassins. (It's been some time since I've seen this movie, so I can't recall whether the assassination was depicted on-screen.)

Fallen (1998) [John Hobbes]: Commits suicide by smoking a poison-laced cigarette, as part of a plan to destroy the demon by tricking it into possessing his dying body.

Training Day (2001) [Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris]: Shot to death by members of the Russian Mafia in the street. (Thanks to Gary)

Man on Fire (2004) [Creasy]: Shot in the stomach by Gero Camilo; he dies shortly afterwards after surrendering himself and Gero to Gustavo Sanchez Parro in exchange for Dakota Fanning's release. (Thanks to Gary and Jake)

Deja Vu (2006) [Doug Carlin]: Killed in an explosion when he sacrifices himself by driving James Caviezel's bomb away from its target, after going back in time to prevent the bombing; his "past-self" counterpart survives the movie. (Thanks to Neil, Julian, Brian, Stephen, Nilescu, Matthew, Aaron, PortsGuy, Cathy, and Jake)

The Book of Eli (2010) [Eli]: Shot in the stomach by Gary Oldman; he dies shortly after making his way to Alcatraz and dictating the King James Bible to be transcribed for posterity. (Thanks to Arben, Christina, Arthur, Tommy, and Jake)

Safe House (2012) [Tobin Frost]: Shot in the back by Brendan Gleeson; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Ryan Reynolds. (Thanks to Andrew, Tommy, Tim, and Aubrey)

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Denzel Washington in 'Glory'