Charles Durning in Captains and the Kings

Charles Durning (1923 - 2012)

Fought in the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

Film DeathsEdit

  • Italic textI Walk The Line (1970) [Police Officer Hunnicutt]: Shot offscreen by Ralph Meeker who has seen him in an angry confrontation with Tuesday Weld before he callously shoots the family dog. (Thanks to Brian).
  • Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) [President David Stevens]: Accidentally shot repeatedly by SWAT team snipers while Burt Lancaster and Paul Winfield are circulating and shielding Charles at gunpoint. He then dies in the arms of his aide. (Thanks to Michael)
  • The Final Countdown (1980) [Senator Samuel Chapman]: Killed in an explosion, along with Navy pilots, in a Sea King helicopter in a struggle with the pilots and Charles accidently fired a flare gun, trying to hijack the chopper to 1941 Pearl Harbor.
  • Stick (1985) [Chucky] Thrown off a building during a struggle with Dar Robinson
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) [Waring Hudsucker]: Commits suicide by jumping from a window, followed by a comically long fall to the sidewalk. Charles reappears as a guardian angel to Tim Robbins towards the end of the film.
  • Jerry and Tom (1998) [Vic]: Injected with an air bubble by Sam Rockwell in a restaurant.
  • Shelter (1998) [Capt. Robert Landis]: Shot with a shotgun by Kurtwood Smith; he dies shortly after speaking to John Allen Nelson.
  • LAPD: To Protect and Serve (2001) [Stuart Steele]: Shot in the chest by Wayne Crawford, after Wayne shoots Brenda Campbell; Wayne then arranges the scene to make it look as though Charles and Brenda shot each other.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) [Otis P. Hazelrigg]: Stabbed in the belly with a pitchfork by Larry Drake. (Thanks to Onslow)
  • Early Edition: Time (TV Series; 2000) [Judge Steven Romick]: Shoot to death while getting in Nurse Hillary's way by Andrew Hawkes. Nurse Hillary screaming and calls the ambulance and the cops. Kyle Chandler stopped the shooter. Judge Romick saved the victim's life and then he dies. Gary Hobson reads, "Death of a judge" in the newspaper, and William Baylor is placed under arrest by the Chicago Police.
  • Desperation (Stephen King's Desperation) (2006) [Tom Billingsley]: Mauled to death by a cougar. (Thanks to Shigley)
  • Family Guy: Peter's Two Dads (2007; animated) [Francis Griffin]: Crushed when his son Peter Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) falls off the stairs and lands on him while riding a unicycle on top of the stairs while drunk. He dies in the hospital after telling his son "he's a fat stinking drunk". (Played for comic effect)
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