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Charles Bronson in The Magnificent Seven

Charles Bronson (1921 - 2003)

a.k.a. Charles Buchinski, Chas. Buchinski, Charles Buchinsky.

Film Deaths:[]

  • Drum Beat (1954) [Kintpuash, a.k.a. Captain Jack]: Executed by hanging (off-screen); we last see him in his cell as he talks to Alan Ladd. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Riding Shotgun (1954) [Pinto]: Shot in the chest by Randolph Scott after Charles tries to shoot Randolph (and Alvin Freeman throws off Charles' aim by shooting him with a slingshot).
  • Vera Cruz (1954) [Pittsburgh]: Shot to death during a battle with the Mexican forces, as he tries to help Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster capture the cannon. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Big House, USA (1955) [Benny Kelly]: Struck in the head by William Talman with a hammer, on Broderick Crawford's orders, right after Bronson saves Crawford from drowning.
  • Never So Few (Campaign: Burma) (1959) [Sergeant John Danforth]: Killed in combat with Japanese soldiers; his body is shown afterwards when Dean Jones discovers him. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • U.S. Marshal: Pursuit (1959) [Pvt. 'Guardhouse' Ravenal]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with John Bromfield in the woods. (Thanks to Robert)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960) [Bernardo O'Reilly]: Shot in the stomach during the final battle with the bandits, as he leads some children to safety. He dies shortly afterwards while talking to the children. (Thanks to von Toten)
  • X-15 (1961) [Lt. Col. Lee Brandon]: Killed in a plane crash.
  • 4 for Texas (1963) [Matson]: Shot in the head by Frank Sinatra; he then falls into the paddle-wheel of the riverboat. (Thanks to Dick Hertz and Brian)
  • Guns for San Sebastian (La Bataille de San Sebastian) (1968) [Teclo]: Has a knife thrown into his back by one of the rebels causing him to fall off a cliff.
  • Violent City (Citta violenta; The Family) (1970) [Jeff Heston]: Shot in the chest by a policeman on a rooftop, after Charles suicidally points his rifle at him. (Thanks to Dick Hertz)
  • The Mechanic  (1972) [Arthur Bishop]: Poisoned when he drinks wine from a glass that Jan-Michael Vincent coated with brucine. (Thanks to R. and Eugene)
  • The Valachi Papers  (1972) [Joe Valachi]: Dies off-screen and his death is just simply mentioned in the films text at the end.  
  • The White Buffalo (1977) [Bill Hickock]: Mentioned in the text at the end of the film that he was murdered in 1876.
  • Act of Vengeance (1986) [Joseph 'Jock' Yablonski]: Shot repeatedly, along with Ellen Burstyn, by Maury Chaykin and Robert Schenkkan, after Maury and Robert break into Charles & Ellen's bedroom while they're asleep. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) [Paul Kersey]: Playing a dual role as "Paul" and a rapist, the rapist is shot by "Paul". (The character is played by Tony Borgia until 'Paul' turns him over). This turns to be a dream sequence; he survives the film in reality.
  • The Indian Runner (1991) [Mr. Roberts]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself in the head. We see the blood spattered wall after his body is taken out of the house.

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Notable Connections[]

  • Ex-Mr. Harriett Tendler
  • Mr. Jill Ireland (widowed)
  • Mr. Kim Weeks

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