|Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) [Lightfoot]: Fatally beaten by George Kennedy. Although he initially seems to be only slightly hurt after the beating, he dies of his injuries a couple of days later while riding in a car with Clint Eastwood.
Heaven's Gate (Johnson County Wars) (1980) [John L. Bridges]: Shot to death in an ambush by Sam Waterston's men. (Thanks to Fred)
The Last Unicorn (1982; animated) [Prince Lir]: Trampled to death by the Red Bull; he is later brought back to life by the unicorn (voiced by Mia Farrow). (Thanks to Andrew, Tommy, and ND)
Tron (1982) [Kevin Flynn/Clu]: Playing a dual role as both the human "Flynn" and the computer program "Clu," "Clu" is assimiliated by David Warner. (Thanks to Tommy)
Starman (1984) [Starman/Scott Hayden]: Playing a dual role as an alien and the human on which the alien bases his appearance, the original "Scott" is killed in an accident (off-screen) some time before the story begins; "Scott" is only seen in photographs and home movie footage. (Thanks to Tommy)
Jagged Edge (1985) [Jack Forrester]: Shot by Glenn Close when he attacks her. (Thanks to Fred)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) [Preston Tucker]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart attack; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie. (Thanks to Tommy)
The Vanishing (1993) [Barney]: Hit in the face with a shovel by Kiefer Sutherland in the woods.
Wild Bill (1995) [James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickock]: Shot in the back by David Arquette during a poker game. (Thanks to Fred)
Arlington Road (1999) [Michael Faraday]: Killed in an explosion after Tim Robbins plants a bomb in the car trunk, then tricks Jeff into driving it to FBI Headquarters.
Scenes of the Crime (2001) [Jimmy Berg]: Shot with a sniper rifle by R. Lee Ermey. (Thanks to Fred)
Masked and Anonymous (2003) [Tom Friend]: Beaten to death with a guitar by Luke Wilson while Jeff is holding a gun on Bob Dylan and John Goodman; he dies shortly afterwards as Penelope Cruz kneels by his side.
Tideland (2005) [Noah]: Dies of a heroin overdose; his body is shown sitting in a chair in several subsequent scenes as his daughter (Jodelle Ferland) treats him as though he's still alive. Janet McTeer later preserves his body through taxidermy. (Thanks to Tommy, Fearless Vampire Killer, and Jenny)
Iron Man (2008) [Obadiah Stane a.k.a. Iron Monger]: Killed in an explosion when he falls into the Stark Industries reactor, after Gwyneth Paltrow unleashes a blast of power from the reactor at him while Jeff is wearing his Iron Monger armor. (Thanks to Anton, Jason, Andrew, and Hunter)
Tron: Legacy (2010) [Kevin Flynn/Clu 2.0]: Playing both the human "Flynn" and a new version of the computer program "Clu," both are destroyed in an explosion after "Flynn" merges with "Clu" to prevent "Clu" from killing Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. (Thanks to Jason, Arben, Shane, Neil, and Tommy)
True Grit (2010) [Rooster Cogburn]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes; we learn of his death afterwards when Don Pirl informs Elizabeth Marvel. (Thanks to Matthew, Shane, and Tommy)
R.I.P.D. (2013) [Roy Pulsipher]: Appears as a ghost throughout the movie, having been killed in the line of duty (off-screen) in the 19th century. (Thanks to Tommy)
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