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Jack Nicholson in The Shining

Jack Nicholson (1937 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Flight To Fury (1964) [Wickham]: After an on foot pursuit by Joe, a gunshot is heard and the camera shows the gun that Wickham used to kill himself.
  • Back Door to Hell (1964) [Burnett]: Shot to death by Japanese soldiers while manning the captured Japanese radio station. His comrades realize he's permanently dead after examining his body moments later.
  • The Shooting (1966) [Billy Spear]: Likely dies from heat exhaustion (off-screen), on top of having been gravely injured by Warren Oates; the film ends with Nicholson staggering around in the desert, so his death is only implied.
  • Easy Rider (1969) [George Hanson]: Beaten to death in his sleep by a group of rednecks while camping in the woods with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda.
  • The Rebel Rousers (1970) [Bunny]: Accidently stabs himself in a fight with Bruce Dern.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) [Randle Patrick McMurphy]: Smothered with a pillow by Will Sampson, as a mercy killing after Jack has been lobotomized.
  • The Passenger (1975) [David Locke]: Implied to be killed by a government agent, with his body shown lying in his hotel room afterwards.
  • The Shining (1980) [Jack Torrance]: While pursuing Danny Lloyd into the hedge maze at the Overlook Hotel with the intent of killing him, he becomes lost after Danny escapes where he freezes to death.
  • Batman (1989) [Jack Napier a.k.a The Joker]: Falls to his death after the gargoyle statuette attached to his leg by Michael Keaton's grappling hook breaks loose from its moorings, causing Jack to lose his grip on a helicopter rope ladder and plummet to the ground at the bottom of the church tower. His ever-grinning body is shown eerily lying in the shattered pavement below, with Pat Hingle going through his pockets to find the source of the laughing.
  • Hoffa (1992) [Jimmy Hoffa]: Shot twice in the chest by Frank Whaley, while Jack is sat inside his car. Jack is then finished off with a final shot to the head, while Danny DeVito is unable to save him in time.
  • Mars Attacks! (1996) [President James Dale/Art Land]: In a dual role, Jack dies twice. President Dale is impaled through the back by a metal Martian flag rod attached to a spider-like mechanical hand after a pretended peace negotiation with the Martians. "Art Land" is crushed underneath a giant globe during the Martians' attack on Las Vegas.
  • The Departed (2006) [Frank Costello]: Shot multiple times in the chest and stomach during a shootout with Matt Damon, causing Jack to fall back into a mechanical digger. (See also Eric Tsang in the 2002 version.)
  • The Bucket List (2007) [Edward Cole]: Dies (off-screen) of cancer, with his cremated ashes being placed alongside Morgan Freeman's in a coffee can overlooking Mount Everest by Sean Hayes.


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