Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter

Christopher Walken (1943 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • The Anderson Tapes (1971) [The Kid]: Killed durning a shoot-out with police. as they shoot the van he is in till it blows up. (Thanks to Thierry)
  • Heaven's Gate (Johnson County Wars) (1980) [Nathan D. Champion]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Sam Waterston and Sam's men when Christopher comes out of the burning cabin, Sam finishes him off via headshot after he'd been shot numerous times by his men. (Thanks to Robert)
  • The Dead Zone (1983) [Johnny Smith]: Falls from a balcony after being shot by Geza Kovacs when he tries to shoot Martin Sheen; he dies shortly afterwards after having a vision of the future showing that he did indeed save the world from Martin even without killing him.
  • King of New York (1990) [Frank White]: Shot in the stomach in a shoot-out with Victor Argo in a subway car; he dies shortly afterwards after leaving the subway and getting into a taxi. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Mistress (1992) [Warren Zell]: Seen in recorded film tape by Robert Wuhl as Walken expresses that he's losing it as he proceeds to jump to his death off a building while filming a movie.
  • Nick of Time (1995) [Mr. Smith]: Shot in the chest by Johnny Depp. (Thanks to JDG)
  • The Prophecy (1995) [Gabriel]: Throat ripped out by Viggo Mortensen which he then consumes. His body is later seen when Viggo’s cohorts drag him away (he is later brought back to life in 1998's The Prophecy II).
  • The Funeral (1996) [Ray]: Shot to death by his brother (Chris Penn). (Thanks to Gary)
  • New Rose Hotel (1998) [Fox]: Commits suicide by jumping from the upper floor of a shopping mall, rather than be captured. (Thanks to Eric)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999) [The Hessian Horseman]: Decapitated in a battle with Colonial soldiers in the woods; he appears as a headless ghost throughout the movie (though the ghost is usually played by stunt double Ray Park rather than Christopher), and his death is shown in a flashback when Johnny Depp learns about the legend.
  • The Affair of the Necklace (2001) [Count Cagliostro]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes in prison. His death is reported by the on-screen text at the end of the film. (Thanks to Nemanja)
  • Five Dollars a Day (2003) [Nat Parker]: Dies (off-screen) of his illness and his ashes are scattered from a pepsi cup he got for free by Alessandro Nivola and Amanda Peet.
  • The Rundown (2003) (Welcome to the Jungle) [Hatcher]: Shot in the stomach by one of the mine workers after he raises his gun while yelling at them; he dies shortly afterwards as he staggers away.
  • Around the Bend (2004) [Turner Lair]: Dies of a terminal illness as grandson (Jonah Bobo) and son (Josh Lucas) looks on.
  • The Stepford Wives (2004) [Mike Wellington]: His character is revealed to be a robot duplicate, and is destroyed by decapitation; the original human version was killed by Glenn Close some time before the story begins. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Balls of Fury (2007) [Feng]: Electrocuted when he falls off of a bridge while wearing an electrified vest, at the end of a struggle with Dan Fogler. (Played for comic effect.) (Thanks to ND and Neil)
  • Seven Psychopaths (2012) [Hans]: Shot in the chest by Zeljko Ivanek when Christopher reaches for his tape recorder, making Zeljko think Christopher is going for a gun. His body is shown again later on when Colin Farrell arrives at the scene. (Thanks to Matthew, Arben, Tim, Tommy, and ND)
  • Jersey Boys (2014) [Gyp DeCarlo]: Dies (off- screen) in the time between the main part of the film and the epilogue. (His death isn't mentioned, but it did occur in real life.)
  • The Jungle Book (2016) [King Louie]: Providing the voice of a Gigantopithecus orangutan, Christopher is possibly killed when his temple collapses on top of him while he's relentlessly chasing Neel Sethi. He appears again during the credits, but it's likely that this is solely so that he can sing his song again (especially since Shere Khan also appears briefly during the credits and he had definitely died during the film).

TV DeathsEdit

  • Peter Pan Live (2014; special) [Captain Hook]: Eaten by a crocodile after being forced to walk his ship's plank by Allison Williams.

Video Game DeathsEdit

  • Ripper (1996) [Detective Vince Magnotta]: Hit with an orb thrown by Scott Cohen in a virtual city if Christopher is revealed to be the killer. (He survives the game in the scenarios where he is not the killer.)
  • True Crime: New York City (2005) [Gabriel Whitting]: Shot in the chest by Esai Morales while Christopher and Avery Waddell are attempting to arrest Esai in the game's bad ending. (He survives in the game's good ending.)

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