Greg Kinnear in Auto Focus

Greg Kinnear (1963 - )

Deaths in FilmEdit

  • Mystery Men (1999) [Captain Amazing a.k.a. Lance Hunt]: Simultaneously burned to death and distorted beyond recognition by Geoffrey Rush's death-ray, when Hank Azaria and Janeane Garofalo accidentally activate it while trying to rescue Greg (with his body an obvious special effects dummy is later seen when Geoffrey and his cohorts discover him).
  • Auto Focus (2002) [Bob Crane]: Bludgeoned to death with a tripod by an intruder (presumably Willem Dafoe, though no one was ever convicted in the real-life case) in Greg's bedroom. (Thanks to Tony and JF)
  • Godsend (Adam) (2004) [Paul Duncan]: Although he survives in the actual movie, the US DVD includes an alternate ending in which he is burned to death after Robert De Niro sets fire to the church. (Thanks to Liz)
  • Ghost Town (2008) [Frank Herlihy]: Hit by a bus, after narrowly escaping being hit by a falling air conditioning unit; he appears as a ghost seen by Ricky Gervais throughout the rest of the movie.
  • The Last Song (2010) [Steve Miller]: Dies of cancer (off-screen) in his home; his body is shown afterwards when his daughter (Miley Cyrus) discovers him (as she comes to tell him she finished their composition). It's implied he appears as a ghost/angel to her and his son (Bobby Coleman) during his funeral.
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) [Gary]: Possibly killed when Will Smith calls in an air strike to carpet bomb the park the news teams are all fighting in. (It's not established who was killed in the airstrike and who survived, but I will list this just in case.) (Played for comic effect.) NOTE: In the two and half hour extended cut of the film, Greg is killed after being thrown to the ground with superhuman force by Harrison Ford who is in his werewolf form.  

TV DeathsEdit

  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Father Thing (2018) [The Father/The Father Thing]: Playing a dual role, "The Father" is absorbed/disintegrated by his alien duplicate "The Father Thing" in his garage as his son (Jack Gore) watches; his face is later found in a bin by Jack. "The Father Thing" is fatally injured when he is hit with a car by Zakk Paradise, causing the alien to emerge from his mouth, which is soon crushed.

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