Gerard Depardieu in 'Germinal'

Gérard Depardieu (1948 - )

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Sept morts sur ordonnance (Bestial Quartet) (1975) [Dr. Jean-Pierre Berg]: Commits suicide by shooting himself, after he kills Jane Birkin.
  • Barocco (1976) [Samson/Samson's killer]: Playing two roles, Samson is shot in the face through the showcase by Samson's killer outside a bar in a train station ("Samson's killer" survives the movie).
  • Bye Bye Monkey (Ciao maschio) (1978) [Gerard Lafayette]: Burned to death (along with James Coco) in a fire at a wax museum.
  • The Woman Next Door (1981) [Bernard Coudray]: Shot in the head by Fanny Ardant while making love with her, just before she shoots herself as well.
  • The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) [Martin Guerre]: Executed by hanging.
  • Jean de Florette (1986) [Jean de Florette]: Fatally injured in an explosion when he tries to blow a hole in the ground to get water: he dies shortly afterwards in his home, with Daniel Auteuil and Ernestine Mazurowna by his side.
  • Uranus (1990) [Léopold Lajeunesse]: Shot in the stomach and the chest by police.
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) [Cyrano de Bergerac]: Fatally injured by being run over by a carriage; he dies shortley afterwards while talking to Anne Brochet.
  • Germinal (1993) [Toussaint Maheu]: Shot in the chest by a policeman during a protest outside the mine.
  • A Pure Formality (Una pura formalita) (1994) [Onoff]: Commit suicide by shooting himself in the face which is revealed via a flashback.  The entire movie takes place in purgatory where Gerard has to realize why he killed himself before his soul can move on. 
  • The Envy of Gods (2000) [Bernard]: Killed by the secret police.
  • I Am Dina (2002) [Jacob Grønlev]: Falls to his death when Maria Bonnevie puts him on a sled and pushes him off a cliff as a mercy killing after he develops gangrene poisoning.
  • Crime Spree (2003) [Daniel Foray]: Killed by gangsters in a fight/shootout.
  • La Vie en rose (2007) [Louis Leplee]: Killed (offscreen) by gangsters in his office; his body is shown lying on the floor afterwards when Marion Cotillard arrives during the police investigation.
  • Inspector Bellamy (2009) [Paul Bellamy]: Killed by assassins/corrupt cops.
  • Life of Pi (2012) [The Cook]: Either drowned, along with all the crew (except Suraj Sharma), when Japanese freighter Tsimtsum sinks, or stabbed to death by Suraj (depending on which story being told by Irrfan Khan is accurate).
  • The End (2016) [The Man]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself the scene fades from a close-up of Gérard's shotgun to a black screen as we hear a shot towards the end of movie.

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Raspoutine (2011 TV Movie) [Grigori Rasputin]: Drowned/frozen from being thrown into a river after getting poisoned and shot several times by Filipp Yankovsky the tsarists at the end of TV Movie.

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