Chris Penn in True Romance

Chris Penn (1965 - 2006)

Film Deaths

  • Pale Rider (1985) [Josh LaHood]: Although he survives the original ending there is an alternative cut where he is killed by Clint Eastwood or one of the townspeople.
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992) [Nice Guy Eddie Cabot]: Shot in the chest, along with his father (Lawrence Tierney), by Harvey Keitel at the end of a stand-off in the warehouse. (In the filming, Chris' squib went off before Harvey could swing his gun around, leading to a long-running "Who shot Nice Guy Eddie?" debate among film buffs.)
  • Best Of The Best 2 (1993) [Travis Brickley]: Neck snapped at the end of a fight with Ralf Moeller in the arena.
  • The Music of Chance (1993) [Floyd]: Killed in a car wreck (along with M. Emmet Walsh) when Mandy Patinkin intentionally crashes their truck.
  • Murder by Numbers (2002) [Ray Feathers]: Shot in the head (off-camera) by Ryan Gosling while Chris is lying on his couch; we see Ryan put the gun to Chris' head, then hear the shot over a close-up of Ryan (with Ryan staging the scene to look like suicide, whilst setting Chris' up for a murder Michael Pitt committed).
  • Redemption (2003) [Tony Leggio]: Shot in the chest by rival gangsters while sitting at his desk in his office.

TV Deaths

Deaths in Video Games

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) [Officer Eddie Pulaski]: Skull crushed when Young Maylay stomps on his head, in addition to being shot at the end of a car chase.


Noteworthy Connections

  • Son of Leo Penn and Eileen Ryan.
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