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Anthony Hopkins in Hamlet (1969)

Anthony Hopkins (1937 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Hamlet (1969) [King Claudius]: Stabbed in the stomach with a poison-tipped sword then forced to drink his own poisoned wine by Nicol Williamson.
  • Magic (1978) [Corky Withers/Fats]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by stabbing himself in the stomach; we only see him stagger into the living room afterwards. He dies while talking to his ventriloquist's dummy (and responding as the dummy as well).
  • 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) [Frank P. Doel]: Dies (off-screen) of unspecified causes; we learn of his death afterwards when his family informs Anne Bancroft.
  • Freejack (1992) [Ian McCandless]: Dies sometime before the film begins. His body is later seen when Emilio Estevez and Rene Russo discover him. He appears as a holographic image to others, and finally dies after falling to upload his mind into Emilio’s head.
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) [Dr. Abraham Van Helsing/Priest/Narrator/Captain]: Playing a quadral role, the priest presumably dies off-screen at some point due to passage of time between the film's prologue and present day storyline. His death is never estabalished, but due to the length of the time frame, it's likely he died. The captain is presumably killed off-screen on his boat by Gary Oldman (in wolf form), although his body is never shown, but it's unlikely he survived the ordeal. (Van Helsing and the narrator survive the movie.)
  • The Road to Wellville (1994) [Dr. John Harvey Kellogg]: Dies of a heart attack while diving into a lake; the movie freeze-frames while Bridget Fonda's narration informs us that he died in mid-air, then the action starts again to show him falling the rest of the way, followed by a shot of his body floating face-down.
  • Nixon (1995) [Richard Milhous Nixon]: Dies (off-screen) of a stroke; his death is mentioned in the epilogue, with documentary footage of the real Nixon's funeral.
  • Surviving Picasso (1996) [Pablo Picasso]: Dies, off-screen). (I haven't seen this myself, but from the title it's very obvious.)
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998) [Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro]: Shot to death by Stuart Wilson; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  • Meet Joe Black (1998) [William Parrish]: Dies of a heart condition; his death is depicted by showing him walking off with the personification of Death (Brad Pitt).
  • Titus (1999) [Titus Andronicus]: Stabbed in the chest with a candelabra by Alan Cumming.
  • The Human Stain (2003) [Coleman Silk]: Killed in a car accident along with Nicole Kidman when Ed Harris runs their car off the road.
  • Proof (2005) [Robert]: Dies of a terminal illness shortly before the story begins; he appears only in flashbacks and in Gwyneth Paltrow's dream sequences.
  • All the King's Men (2006) [Judge Irwin]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself. His body is shown afterwards covered in a bodybag being carried out on a stretcher.
  • Beowulf (2007; animated) [Hrothgar]: Commits suicide by jumping from the castle balcony, after talking to Beowulf (voiced by Ray Winstone).
  • The Wolfman (2010) [Sir John Talbot]: Decapitated by his son (Benicio Del Toro) at the end of a fight while they're both in their werewolf forms, on top of Anthony having been knocked into the fireplace and badly burned during the struggle. His severed head reverts to its human form afterwards.
  • Hitchcock (2012) [Alfred Hitchcock]: Dies of renal failure, his death is mentioned on the end text.
  • RED 2 (2013) [Dr. Edward Bailey]: Killed in an explosion after being trapped by his Nightshade suitcase nuclear bomb detonates aboard Byung-hun Lee's jet, after Bruce Willis secretly smuggles it onboard. (Played for action comic effect).
  • Noah (2014) [Methuselah]: Drowns (off-screen), along with most everyone else on Earth, when the great flood arrives after he chooses to stay behind.
  • Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) (Kidnapping Freddy Heineken) [Freddy Heineken]: Dies (off-screen) many years after the events of the film; his death is mentioned in the closing text.
  • Solace (2015) [John Clancy]: Shot in the head by Joshua Close as he walks out of a car; this turns out to be a vision in Anthony's mind, which is averted when he exits the car in the opposite direction.
  • The Dresser (2015) [Sir]: Dies of old age (or perhaps an unspecified illness) while being read to by Ian McKellen.
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) [Odin]: Disintegrates into the air after his powers weaken from being on Earth, with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston at his side; he later appears in visions to Chris. (Mythological inaccurate: Odin dies after being devoured by the wolf Fenrir.) 
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) [Sir Edmund Burton]: Mortally wounded in an explosion after Megatron (Frank Welker) fires a blast at him; he dies with Cogman (Jim Carter) by his side.
  • Zero Contact (2021) [Finely Hart]:

TV Deaths[]

  • Biography: Danton (1970) [Georges Jacques Danton]: Presumably executed by the guillotine. (I haven't seen this movie, so I don't know whether it actually depicts Danton's execution or whether it ends before his death.)
  • The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976 TV) [Bruno Richard Hauptmann]: Executed by the electric chair. (Again, I don't know whether the movie ends before or after the execution.)
  • The Bunker (1981 TV) [Adolf Hitler]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the bunker. 
  • Othello (1981 TV) [Othello]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982 TV) [Quasimodo]: Falls to his death from the tower of Notre Dame. (I haven't seen this version, but got the information from an IMDB review.)
  • Guilty Conscience (1985 TV) [Arthur Jamison]: Shot in the back by Blythe Danner as Anthony is climbing the staircase.
  • Mussolini and I (1985 TV) [Galeazzo Ciano]: Executed by firing squad.
  • The Dresser (2015 TV Movie) [Sir]: Dies of an unspecified illness (on top of old age) in his dressing room after the evening's performance while talking to Ian McKellen.
  • Westworld: The Bicameral Mind (2016) [Dr. Robert Ford]: Shot in the back of the head by Evan Rachel Wood while he's giving a speech.
  • King Lear (2018) [Lear]: Collapses and dies of a heart attack/cardiac arrest. (Thanks to Brian) 

Notable Connections[]

  • Ex-Mr. Petronella Barker.
  • Ex-Mr. Stella Arroyave.
  • Father of Abigail Hopkins.