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Danny DeVito in L.A. Confidential

Danny DeVito (1944 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Johnny Dangerously (1984) [Burr]: Trampled to death (off-screen) after a bull crashes through the wall of the bar (in a parody of the then-current Schlitz Malt Liquor ads). We see him screaming as the bull charges towards him, followed by a newspaper headline reading "D.A. Dies in Commercial." (Played for comedic effect.)
  • Head Office (1985) [Frank Stedman]: Commits suicide by jumping out of the window in an office building. (Played for comedic effect.) (Thanks to Neil)
  • Batman Returns (1992) [Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. The Penguin]: Poisoned to death when he falls through a skylight into a pool of poisoned water below; he emerges from the water and approaches Michael Keaton menacingly before he finally collapses and dies. (Danny was wearing heavy make-up for this role).
  • Hoffa (1992) [Bobby Ciaro]: Gunned down by Frank Whaley when Danny tries to save Jack Nicholson. (Thanks to Fred)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996) [Rude Gambler]: Disintegrated with a ray-gun by a Martian in a junkyard. (Played for comedic effect.)
  • Space Jam (1996) [Swackhammer]: Providing the voice of an animated alien, Danny is blown up after being stuffed into a rocket by his henchmen and launched to the moon where it explodes.
  • L.A. Confidential (1997) [Sid Hudgens]: Beaten to death (off-screen) in his office by James Cromwell. His body is shown afterwards when Russell Crowe investigates the scene.
  • Heist (2001) [Mickey Bergman]: Shot to death by Gene Hackman. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Death to Smoochy (2002) [Burke Bennett]: Although he survives the actual movie, the US DVD includes a deleted scene in which Danny and Jon Stewart are shot to death (off-screen) by Pam Ferris and her men; we hear the shots as Catherine Keener and Edward Norton walk out of the building. (Thanks to Tommy)
  • Even Money (2006) [Walter]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by hanging himself.
  • Nobel Son (2007) [George Gastner]: Electrocuted with a radio (off-screen) in the bathtub. His body is shown afterwards when Bryan Greenberg and Mary Steenburgen discover him. (I'm unsure whether it was suicide or whether he was killed by Shawn Hatosy.)

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