John Cusack (1966 - )
Brother of
Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, and Susie Cusack
Stand by Me (1986) [Denny Lachance]: Killed (off-screen) in a car accident, a few months before the story begins; he only appears in Wil Wheaton's flashbacks. (Thanks to Robert, Audrey, Marc, Andrew, and Tommy)

Fat Man and Little Boy (Shadow Makers) (1989) [Michael Merriman]: Dies of radiation poisoning. (Thanks to Vesper)

The Grifters (1990) [Roy Dillon]: Throat accidentally cut by a shard of broken glass when his mother (Anjelica Huston) hits him with a suitcase while he's holding a drinking glass.

The Jack Bull (1999) [Mryl Redding]: Executed by hanging. (Thanks to Robert)

Max (2002) [Max Rothman]: Beaten to death in the street by a gang of anti-Semitic thugs. (Thanks to Travis)

Identity (2003) [Ed]: Shot in the chest during a shoot-out with Ray Liotta outside the hotel; he dies in Amanda Peet's arms shortly afterwards. (There is an additional twist to this movie, which I won't reveal.) (Thanks to PortsGuy)

The Ice Harvest (2005) [Charlie]: Although he survives the actual movie, the US DVD includes an alternate ending in which he is run over by Ned Bellamy's trailer when Ned unknowingly backs up over him. (Thanks to Tommy)

1408 (2007) [Mike Enslin]: Although he survives the actual movie, the US DVD includes an alternate ending in which he is burned to death after setting fire to Room 1408.

War, Inc. (2008) [Brand Hauser]: Killed in an explosion (off-screen), along with Hilary Duff and Marisa Tomei, when their plane is shot down by a missile; the scene ends as the missile is closing in on the plane.

The Paperboy (2012) [Hillary Van Wetter]: Executed (off-screen) in the electric chair; his death is revealed in Macy Gray's narration. (Thanks to Tim and Isaiah)

The Raven (2012) [Edgar Allan Poe]: Commits suicide by drinking poison, sacrificing himself to stop Sam Hazeldine from killing Alice Eve; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to someone on a park bench. His body is shown afterwards in the morgue. (Thanks to Tommy and Tim)

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John Cusack in 'The Jack Bull'