Jason Robards jr. in Once Upon a Time in the West

Jason Robards Jr. (1922 - 2000)

Film Deaths

  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) [Al Capone]: Mentioned in Paul Frees' narration that he dies in his sleep in 1947, we see only see a shot of Real Al Capone's then-grave.
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il West) (1968) [Cheyenne]: Shot in the stomach (off-screen) in a shoot-out with Gabriele Ferzetti; he dies much later while talking to Charles Bronson in the desert.
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) [Cable Hogue]: Accidentally killed when he knocks off the handbrake when loading luggage onto the driverless car. He then runs in front of it to try and stop it but it rolls over him and crushes his chest and he dies some time later.
  • Julius Caesar (1970) [Brutus]: Commits suicide by throwing himself on his sword.
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) [Cesar Charron]: Decapitated with an axe by Herbert Lom.
  • Johnny Got His Gun (1971) [Joe's Father]: Dies of an unspecified illness during the beginning of the film, he is later seen in the flashbacks, dreams, and memories of his son (Timothy Bottoms), who is now deaf, mute, blind, and limbless following his injuries during the First World War.
  • Melvin and Howard (1980) [Howard Hughes]: Dies (off-screen) of kidney failure; we learn of his death when it's reported in the news.
  • Cabo Blanco (1980) [Gunther Beckdorff]: Commits suicide by biting a cyanide pill hidden in his tooth.
  • A Thousand Acres (1997) [Larry Cook]: Dies of old age/natural causes.
  • Enemy of the State (1998) [Congressman Phillip Hammersley]: Killed by Jake Busey and Scott Caan in a park after being stabbed in the neck and injected with a paralyzing drug by Barry Pepper; Jake and Scott then plant a bottle of medication on Jason to make it look like a heart attack before sending the car off into the river (his body is later seen when police investigate the scene).
  • Magnolia (1999) [Earl Partridge]: Dies of cancer, with his son (Tom Cruise) by his bedside. (Thanks to Adam)

TV Deaths

  • The Day After (1983 tv movie) [Dr. Russell Oakes]: Dies (off-screen) of radiation poisoning. After already having been exposed to a lethal dose Jason leaves the field hospital he was working at to return home to die. His home was within the ground zero area of Kansas City where he finds a group of blast survivors amongst the rubble. The film ends with the dying Jason embracing one of the survivors.


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