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Jeff Bridges (with Clint Eastwood) in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Jeff Bridges (1949 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • The Iceman Cometh (1973) [Don Parritt]: Commits suicide (off screen) by jumping out of a hotel window, after being encouraged to do so by Robert Ryan.
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) [Lightfoot]: Fatally beaten by George Kennedy. Although he initially seems to be only slightly hurt after the beating, he dies of his injuries a couple of days later while riding in a car with Clint Eastwood.
  • Heaven's Gate (Johnson County Wars) (1980) [John L. Bridges]: Shot to death in an ambush by Sam Waterston's men.
  • The Last Unicorn (1982; animated) [Prince Lir]: Trampled to death by the Red Bull; he is later brought back to life by the unicorn (Mia Farrow).
  • Tron (1982) [Kevin Flynn / Clu]: Playing a dual role as both the human "Flynn" and the computer program "Clu," "Clu" is assimilated by David Warner. "Flynn" survives the movie.
  • Starman (1984) [Starman / Scott Hayden]: Playing a dual role as an alien and the human on which the alien bases his appearance, the original "Scott" is killed in an accident (off-screen) some time before the story begins; "Scott" is only seen in photographs and home movie footage.
  • Jagged Edge (1985) [Jack Forrester]: Shot repeatedly in the chest and stomach by Glenn Close when he attacks her with a jagged hunting knife, (Jeff was masked at the time, with his identity established when Robert Loggia unmasks him while stepping on his wrist), his body is later seen clutching his blade as Glenn and Robert leave the bedroom.
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) [Preston Tucker]: Dies (off-screen) of lung cancer; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie.
  • The Vanishing (1993) [Barney Cousins]: Hit in the face with a shovel by Kiefer Sutherland (who then stabs him over the head and in the mouth with it) in the woods.
  • Wild Bill (1995) [James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickock]: Shot in the back by David Arquette during a poker game.
  • Arlington Road (1999) [Michael Faraday]: Killed in an explosion after Tim Robbins plants a bomb in the car trunk, then tricks Jeff into driving it to FBI Headquarters.
  • Scenes of the Crime (2001) [Jimmy Berg]: Shot with a sniper rifle by R. Lee Ermey.
  • Masked and Anonymous (2003) [Tom Friend]: Beaten to death with a guitar by Luke Wilson while Jeff is holding a gun on Bob Dylan and John Goodman; he dies shortly afterwards as Penelope Cruz kneels by his side.
  • Tideland (2005) [Noah]: Dies of a heroin overdose; his body is shown sitting in a chair in several subsequent scenes as his daughter (Jodelle Ferland) treats him as though he's still alive. Janet McTeer later preserves his body through taxidermy.
  • Iron Man (2008) [Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger]: Killed in an explosion when he falls into the Stark Industries reactor, after Gwyneth Paltrow unleashes a blast of power from the reactor at him while Jeff is wearing his Iron Monger armor and is trying to kill Robert Downey Jr. (Thanks to Anton, Jason, Andrew, and Hunter)
  • Tron: Legacy (2010) [Kevin Flynn / Clu 2.0]: Playing both the human "Flynn" and a new version of the computer program "Clu," both are destroyed in an explosion after "Flynn" merges with "Clu" to prevent "Clu" from killing Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde.
  • True Grit (2010) [Rooster Cogburn]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes; we learn of his death afterwards when Don Pirl informs Elizabeth Marvel.
  • R.I.P.D. (2013) [Roy Pulsipher]: Appears as a ghost throughout the movie, having been killed in the line of duty (off-screen) in the 19th century.

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