Robert Downey Jr. in 'Richard III' (1995)
Robert Downey Jr. (1965 - )
Son of
Robert Downey Sr. and Elsie Downey
Ex-Mr. Deborah Falconer
Mr. Susan Downey
(producer)
Greaser's Palace (1972) [Boy]: Throat slit (off-screen), along with that of his father, by an unknown assailant (it's implied that he was killed by Woody Chambliss' divine powers). His body is shown afterwards when his mother (Elsie Downey) discovers him, and again when she buries him. He is later brought back to life after Allan Arbus is crucified.

Less Than Zero (1987) [Julian]: Dies after a drug overdose while in a car with Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz. (Thanks to Sophia)

Chaplin (1992) [Charles Spencer Chaplin]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes, some time after the final scene; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie. (Thanks to Tommy)

Natural Born Killers (1994) [Wayne Gale]: Shot to death by Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis in the woods.

Richard III (1995) [Anthony, Earl of Rivers]: Stabbed in the back by one of Ian McKellen's assassins, from underneath the bed in his hotel room.

Danger Zone (1996) [Jim Scott]: Neck snapped by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa on top of being shot repeatedly by Cary-Hiroyuki, as Billy Zane looks on. His body is shown afterwards lying on the ground. (Thanks to Rachel and ND)

One Night Stand (1997) [Charlie]: Dies (off-screen) of AIDS-related illness. (Thanks to Britta and Rachel)

The Gingerbread Man (1998) [Clyde Pell]: Killed (off-screen) by Tom Berenger; his body is shown afterwards when Kenneth Branagh discovers him. (Thanks to Fred)

U.S. Marshals (1998) [Special Agent John Royce]: Shot by Tommy Lee Jones when Robert tries to pull a gun after being caught trying to kill Wesley Snipes. (Thanks to Eric)

The Singing Detective (2003) [Dan Dark]: Shot in the head by his alter-ego (also played by Robert) in a symbolic hallucination sequence; we see the bullet's point-of-view as it rushes towards Robert.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) [Lionel Sweeney]: Commits suicide by drowning himself, rather than endure a long death from lung disease. (Thanks to Rachel)

Zodiac (2007) [Paul Avery]: Dies (off-screen) of emphysema, some time after the story ends; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie. (Thanks to Thomas, Mathew, Arben, and Tommy)

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