George C. Scott in 'Firestarter'
George C. Scott (1927 - 1999)
Ex-Mr. Carolyn Hughes
Ex-Mr. Patricia Reed
Ex-Mr.
Colleen Dewhurst (divorced, remarried, divorced again)
Mr. Trish Van Devere
Father of Devon Scott and Campbell Scott
Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) [General Buck Turgidson]: Killed in a nuclear holocaust (along with everybody else in the world) when the Soviets' Doomsday device is activated. (Thanks to Max and Tommy)

The Crucible (1967) [John Proctor]: Executed by hanging.

Rage (1972) [Dan Logan]: Poisoned by exposure to nerve gas and dies from its lingering effects. (Thanks to Donald and Max)

The New Centurions (1973) [Andy Kilvinski]: Commits suicide by shooting himself. (Thanks to Robert)

The Hindenburg (1975) [Colonel Franz Ritter]: Killed in the explosion of the Hindenburg, while attempting to disarm a bomb planted by William Atherton. (Thanks to Max and Gordon)

Islands in the Stream (1977) [Thomas Hudson]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with bandits at sea. (Thanks to Max)

Movie Movie (1978) [Gloves Malloy/Spats Baxter]: Playing a dual role in the two stories, "Gloves" is shot to death by gangsters; "Spats" dies of a terminal illness while backstage at the theatre.

Taps (1981) [General Harlan Bache]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart attack; we learn of his death afterwards when Ronny Cox informs Timothy Hutton. (Thanks to Robert, Graeme, and Tommy)

Oliver Twist (1982) [Fagin]: Executed (off-screen) by hanging. (Thanks to Max)

A Christmas Carol (1984) [Ebenezer Scrooge]: Is shown a vision of the future after his death from unspecified causes; this future is prevented from coming about after George changes his ways. (Thanks to Tommy)

Firestarter (1984) [John Rainbird]: Burned to death in an explosion when Drew Barrymore uses her powers to ignite a bullet in mid-air after George fires it at her. (Note: The 2002 sequel Firestarter 2: Rekindled revealed that the character, now played by Malcolm McDowell, had survived the explosion, but it's clear that the original novel and film intended this as a death scene.) (Thanks to Robert, Donald, Max, and Tommy)

Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985) [Benito Mussolini]: Executed, along with Virginia Madsen, by a firing squad of partisans; their bodies are then hanged upside-down in the square. (Thanks to Max and Gordon)

The Last Days of Patton (1986) [General George S. Patton]: Dies of injuries from a car accident. (Thanks to Gordon, Donald, Robert, and Tommy)

The Rescuers Down Under (1990; animated) [Percival C. McLeach]: Falls to his death over a waterfall. (Thanks to Drew and Tommy)

Tyson (1995) [Cus D'Amato]: Dies of cancer. (Thanks to Robert)

Titanic (1996) [Captain Edward J. Smith]: Drowned (off-screen) in the sinking of the Titanic; he is last seen on the bridge before the ship starts to sink. (Note: This is not the James Cameron film Titanic, but a TV-movie filmed at the same time and released before Cameron's film.) (Thanks to Gordon)
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