Gerard Depardieu in 'Germinal'
Gerard Depardieu (1948 - )
Ex-Mr. Elisabeth Depardieu
Father of Guillaume Depardieu and Julie Depardieu
Sept morts sur ordonnance (Bestial Quartet) (1974) [Dr. Jean-Pierre Berg]: Commits suicide by shooting himself, after he kills Jane Birkin. (Thanks to Gerard)

Barocco (1976) [Samson/Samson's Killer]: Playing a dual role, one of his characters ("Samson") is killed by the other.

The Woman Next Door (La Femme d'a cote) (1981) [Bernard Coudray]: Shot in the head by Fanny Ardant while making love with her, just before she shoots herself as well.

The Return of Martin Guerre (La Retour de Martin Guerre) (1982) [Martin Guerre]: Executed by hanging. (Thanks to Constantine)

Danton (1983) [Danton]: Presumably executed by the guillotine. (I haven't seen this movie, but I'm familiar with the historic facts.)

Jean de Florette (1986) [Jean de Florette]: Fatally injured in an explosion when he tries to blow a hole in the ground to get water; he dies shortly afterwards in his home, with Daniel Auteuil and Ernestine Mazurowna by his side. (Thanks to Hamish)

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) [Cyrano de Bergerac]: Fatally injured by being run over by a carriage; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Anne Brochet.

Uranus (1990) [Leopold]: My memory of this movie is vague, but I believe he was shot to death during an argument or riot in Gerard's tavern.

Germinal (1993) [Toussaint Maheu]: Shot in the chest by a policeman during a protest outside the mine.

A Pure Formality (Una Pura formalita) (1994) [Onoff]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the head, a short time before the story begins; after a lengthy period of being interviewed by Roman Polanski in the "police station," Gerard finally remembers that he is actually dead and that the station is the afterlife. (Thanks to Vandevere)

Les Miserables (2000) [Jean Valjean]: Dies of old age/natural causes, with Virginie Ledoyen by his bedside. (Thanks to GLC)

La Vie en rose (La Mome; Edith Piaf; The Fabulous Life of Edith Piaf) (2007) [Louis Leplee]: Killed (off-screen) by gangsters in his office; his body is shown lying on the floor afterwards when Marion Cotillard arrives during the police investigation.
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