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Adrien Brody in The Singing Detective

Adrien Brody (1973 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • Solo (1996) [Dr. Bill Stewart]: Fatally beaten by William Sadler; he dies of his injuries shortly afterwards while talking to Mario Van Peebles (who manages to rescue him from a death trap). His body is later seen when the android Mario takes him to a temple and paints his face as part of the burial process.
  • Six Ways to Sunday (1997) [Arnie Finklestein]: Slashed to death with a chainsaw to the head by Norman Reedus.
  • Oxygen (1999) [Harry]: Shot to death by Maura Tierney (after she starts burying him alive).
  • Harrison's Flowers (2000) [Kyle Morris]: Shot in the chest by a sniper in the war zone.
  • The Pianist (2002) [Władysław Szpilman]: Dies off-screen of old age/natural causes; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie.
  • The Singing Detective (2003) [First Hood]: Shot in the head in a shoot-out with Robert Downey Jr. in the hospital. (Adrien is actually a character in Robert's story, so this sequence appears to be a hallucination, although it could be interpreted that he has literally come to life.)
  • The Village (2004) [Noah Percy]: Fatally injured when he falls into a pit.
  • The Jacket (2005) [Jack Starks]: Hits his head on the pavement when he slips on some ice; he is given a "second life" by being transported through time just at the moment of his death.
  • Cadillac Records (2008) [Leonard Chess]: Dies of a heart attack whilst driving away from Cadillac Records, causing him to crash his car.
  • Manolete (2008) [Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez]: Details needed.
  • Giallo (2009) [Inspector Enzo Avolfi/Giallo]: Playing a dual role, Giallo falls to his death through a skylight window at the end of a fight with Enzo. (For his role as Giallo, Adrien was nearly unrecognizable under heavy make-up, and was credited under the anagrammatical pseudonym Byron Diedra.)
  • Splice (2009) [Clive Nicoli]: Stabbed in the chest by Delphine Chaneac's spiked tail, as Sarah Polley looks on in horror.
  • Midnight in Paris (2011) [Salvador Dali]: Details needed.
  • Back to 1942 (2012) [Theodore White]: Details needed.
  • American Heist (2014) [Frankie Kelly]: Shot in the head by a police sniper, after Adrien walks out of the bank pretending to hold his brother (Hayden Christensen) hostage so that he has a chance of escape.
  • Dragon Blade (2015) [Tiberius]: Stabbed (off-camera) by Jackie Chan or probably stabbed himself at the end of the film's climatic fight sequence. We only see Jackie's reaction in shock and then Adrien's body fallen to the ground.
  • Air Strike (2018) [Steve]: Killed in an airstrike.
  • Over The Moon (2020) [Antonio Suyuan]: Drowned/bleeds to death in a collapsing spaceship in a turbulent ocean, after sending his daughter, Cathy Ang, away into the last escape pod, due to a fatal stomach wound and all the pods are either damaged and only have enough room for one, as she tearfully watches on helplessly, he is later heard in voiceover through a letter he gave her before he died,
  • Blonde (2022) [Arthur Miller]: Details needed.
  • See How They Run (2022) [Leo Kopernick]: Bashed in the head with a sewing machine by Charlie Cooper.
  • Ghosted (2023) [Leveque]: Falls to his death from a window after Ana de Armas sends a sculpture plummeting towards him.

Television Deaths[]

  • Houdini: Part 2 (2014) [Harry Houdini]: Dies of an infection, after a series of punches by Máté Haumann to his abdomen ruptures his appendix; he dies in his hospital bed after imagining a nurse as his mother Megan Dodds, followed by a cut to archive footage of Houdini's real-life funeral. (Historical note: Máté's character Kelly was based off of J. Gordon Whitehead and that there is no evidence that Whitehead [aka Kelly] deliberately punched Houdini for getting revenge for exposing spiritualists).
  • Peaky Blinders: Episode 4.6 (2017) [Luca Changretta]: Shot in the forehead by Paul Anderson.
  • Poker Face: Dead Man’s Hand (2023) [Sterling Frost Jr.]: Commits suicide by jumping off a balcony in his casino.


Notable Connections[]

  • Son of Sylvia Plaschy (Journalist) and Elliot Brody (Painter)