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Kevin Bacon in X-Men: First Class

Kevin Bacon (1958 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Friday the 13th (1980) [Jack Burrell]: Impaled through the back of the neck with an arrow by Betsy Palmer from underneath the bed, shortly after noticing Mark Nelson‘s blood dripping on him from the top bunk; the arrow slowly emerges from his throat as Kevin lays in bed and Betsy holds him down by the forehead. (Although Betsy, a female, is ultimately revealed to be the killer, her character, as the “unseen killer,” is portrayed by a male, Taso N. Stavrakis, in all of the other stalking and murder scenes.)
  • Criminal Law (1988) [Martin Thiel]: Shot by Tess Harper as Kevin charges at Gary Oldman with a sharp broken jug; he dies in Gary's arms shortly afterwards.
  • Flatliners (1990) [David Labraccio]: Is temporarily clinically dead at one point when he deliberately has his heart stopped in the laboratory in order to have an after-life experience, though he is resuscitated and survives for the rest of the movie.
  • The River Wild (1994) [Wade]: Shot to death by Meryl Streep as he goes to stab her, causing him to be swept away by the currents; his body is later seen when divers retrieve him.
  • Apollo 13 (1995) [Jack Swigert]: Dies of cancer (off-screen), several years after his final scene; his death is mentioned in Tom Hanks' narration.
  • Balto (1995; animated) [Balto]: Voicing an animated dog, he died later in the film before the ending. As a now adult Miriam Margoyles and her granddaughter (Lola Bates-Campbell) search for his memorial built after him.
  • Murder in the First (1995) [Henri Young]: Dies after being found hanged from his cell(off-screen); we learn of his death when Christian Slater gets the news. The ending scene is a strong suggestion that Gary oldman and his guards are behind his suicide.
  • Sleepers (1996) [Sean Nokes]: Shot repeatedly by Billy Crudup and Ron Eldard in a restaurant.
  • Wild Things (Sex Crimes) (1998) [Sgt. Ray Duquette]: Drowns when he falls overboard from Matt Dillon's boat, after being shot in the leg and shoulder with a speargun by Neve Campbell.
  • Hollow Man (2000) [Sebastian Caine]: Portraying a character who becomes invisible for most of the film, he falls to his death (having first been electrocuted and set on fire, making him partially visible) down a flaming elevator shaft. (Nudity alert: full frontal in a loosely-defined sense; only his muscular and skeletal systems are visible, but not his skin.)
  • Trapped (2002) [Joe Hickey]: Shot to death by Charlize Theron (having been bludgeoned with a tire iron) as Kevin goes to shoot her husband (Stuart Townsend). He dies as his wife (Courtney Love) looks on, with his body later seen as she is pulled away from him by cops.
  • Death Sentence (2007) [Nick Hume]: In the unrated version of the film, Nick dies from blood loss after being shot in the neck and the back by Garrett Hedlund's gang in church. In the theatrical version, Kevin's fate is left ambiguous.
  • Super (2011) [Jacques]: Stabbed repeatedly in the neck and throat (after being shot in the groin with a homemade ballistic knife) by Rainn Wilson.
  • Elephant White (2011) [Jimmy the Britt]: Presumably dies of his gunshot wounds (it's unclear if his injuries are fatal or not, so I thought I’d list this just in case).
  • X-Men: First Class (2011) [Sebastian Shaw]: Killed when Michael Fassbender uses his magnetic powers to propel a coin through Kevin's head, after James McAvoy telepathically freezes Kevin in place (with James only intending to stop Kevin, not meaning to have any part in his death, while Michael wanted to do it as justice and revenge); his body is then levitated out of his submarine by Fassbender's powers.
  • R.I.P.D. (2013) [Bobby Hayes]: Playing a lost soul (having died sometime in the past), he is destroyed by being shot in the head (erasing him from existence in the process) by Ryan Reynolds while he is disguised as James Hong (at this point, Kevin was wearing heavy undead makeup for this role).
  • Cop Car (2015) [Sheriff Kretzer]: Possibly killed in a car crash after his truck hits a cow in the road while he's chasing Hays Wellford, in addition to having previously been shot in the stomach in a shoot-out with Shea Whigham; the film ends soon after the crash, leaving his fate ambiguous.
  • You Should Have Left (2020) [Theo/Stetler]
  • They/Them (2022) [Owen Whistler]: Throat slit by Molly/Angie Phillips (Anna Chlumsky).
  • Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (2024) [Captain Cade Grant]: Shot in the head by Joseph Gordon-Levitt after Bacon shot Eddie Murphy (who later survived) and was about to shot Eddie's daughter Taylour Paige.
  • MaXXXine (2024) [John Labat]: Crushed inside a car crusher after Mia Goth lures him into a trap set by Giancarlo Esposito and Uli Latukefu.


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