|Samuel L. Jackson (1948 - )
Mr. LaTanya Richardson
|Goodfellas (1990) [Stacks Edwards]: Shot in the head by Joe Pesci. (Thanks to Gary)
Jungle Fever (1991) [Gator Purify]: Shot in the stomach by his father (Ossie Davis) after he comes to rob his parents for drug money; he dies in the arms of his mother (Ruby Dee) shortly afterwards. (Thanks to Robert)
Jurassic Park (1993) [Ray Arnold]: Eaten by a dinosaur. (Thanks to Betty)
True Romance (1993) [Big Don]: Shot in the chest with a shotgun by Gary Oldman during a drug deal-turned-doublecross. (Thanks to Gary)
Hard Eight (Sydney) (1996) [Jimmy]: Shot to death by Philip Baker Hall.
Eve's Bayou (1997) [Louis Batiste]: Shot to death by Roger Guenveur Smith by the railroad tracks as a train passes; we only see the reaction of Samuel's daughter (Jurnee Smollett) during the shooting.
Jackie Brown (1997) [Ordell Robbie]: Shot in the chest by Michael Keaton in Robert Forster's office. (Thanks to Robert, Gary and Matt)
One Eight Seven (187) (1997) [Trevor Garfield]: Shoots himself in the head when some teen gang members force him to play Russian roulette, and he takes Clifton Collins Jr.'s turn to make a point. His body is shown again later on lying in the morgue. (Thanks to Robert)
Deep Blue Sea (1999) [Russell Franklin]: Eaten by a shark. (Thanks to Gary)
Basic (2003) [Sergeant West]: The movie depicts several different versions of events, as told by different characters, so he is shown dying in different ways depending on who's narrating: (1) According to Brian van Holt's initial version, Samuel is shot by Taye Diggs. (2) According to Giovanni Ribisi's version, Samuel is shot by Brian van Holt. (3) According to Brian's revised version, Samuel is shot by Dash Mihok. (All three versions are later revealed to be untrue, and it's revealed that Samuel isn't dead after all. (I haven't seen this movie myself.) (Thanks to Tal)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) [Rufus the Organ Player]: Appears as one of the dead bodies in the wedding chapel, though we only see the bodies from a distance, and Samuel isn't identified or credited until:
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) [Rufus the Organ Player]: Shot to death (off-camera), along with everybody else in the chapel (except for Uma Thurman, who narrowly survives) by the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad; we only hear the shots from the outside of the chapel.
Twisted (2004) [John Mills]: Shot in the chest by Ashley Judd as Samuel is about to kill Andy Garcia. (Thanks to Germboygel and Gary)
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) [Mace Windu]: Thrown from a window by a barrage of energy from Ian McDiarmid, after Hayden Christensen cuts off Samuel's hand. (Thanks to Alex, Courtney and SG)
Resurrecting the Champ (2007) [Champ]: Dies after a fight with Ryan MacDonald. (Thanks to Nilescu)
Lakeview Terrace (2008) [Abel Turner]: Shot repeatedly by police after Samuel shoots at Patrick Wilson. (Thanks to Andrew)
The Spirit (2008) [Octopus]: Killed in an explosion when Gabriel Macht throws a grenade at him. (It's implied that he will regenerate from this, however.) (Thanks to Tommy)
The Other Guys (2010) [P.K. Highsmith]: Falls to his death (along with Dwayne Johnson) when they jump from a rooftop pursuing a suspect. (Played for comic effect.) (Thanks to Bryan, Neil, Warren, Tim, Tommy, and ND)
Django Unchained (2012) [Stephen]: Killed in an explosion when Jamie Foxx ignites the dynamite he'd planted in the house, after shooting Samuel in the knees to trap him in the house. (Thanks to Tommy, Matthew, Jack, Arben, Tim, and ND)
The Samaritan (2012) [Foley]: Dies of blood loss while donating blood for a transfusion to save his daughter (Ruth Negga). (Thanks to Tim)
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