Joaquin Phoenix n 'Gladiator' (2000)
Joaquin Phoenix (1974 - )
a.k.a. Leaf Phoenix
Brother of River,
Rain, Liberty and Summer Phoenix
Return to Paradise (1998) [Lewis McBride]: Executed by hanging by the Malaysian government, on a drug charge. (Thanks to James, Ryan, and Jeff)

8MM (1999) [Max California]: Throat slit by Chris Bauer while Nicolas Cage looks on helplessly. (Thanks to Tal and Joe)

Gladiator (2000) [Commodus]: Stabbed in the throat with his own dagger by Russell Crowe at the end of a battle in the arena. (Thanks to Neil and JWF)

It's All About Love (2003) [John]: Frozen to death while trying to make his way to safety with Claire Danes. (Thanks to Stephanie)

Ladder 49 (2004) [Jack Morrison]: Burned to death (or dies of smoke inhalation) after being trapped in a burning building that collapses around him; the scene cuts away to a scene of John Travolta informing Jacinda Barrett of Joaquin's death. (Thanks to AJ, JWF, Kristin, Big TK, and Neil)

Walk the Line (2005) [Johnny Cash]: Dies (off-screen) of diabetes-related illness; the movie ends before his death, but it is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end. (Thanks to Robert and JF)
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