Kurtz's death

Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004) 

Film DeathsEdit

  • Viva Zapata! (1952) [Emiliano Zapata]: Shot repeatedly by a squad of soldiers after walking into the courtyard to retrieve his horse; his body is later put on display in a public square.
  • The Young Lions (1958) [Lt. Christian Diesl]: Shot to death by Dean Martin (who was unaware that Marlon was unarmed). (Thanks to Nemanja)
  • The Fugitive Kind (1959) [Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier]: Burned to death (off-screen) when R.G. Armstrong's men use firehoses to force him back into the burning building. (Thanks to Nemanja)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) [1st Lt. Fletcher Christian]: Fatally injured when a burning mast falls on him; he dies while talking to the other sailors. (Historically, Lt. Christian was killed by the natives of the island) (Thanks to Nemanja)
  • Burn! (Queimada; The Mercenary) (1969) [Sir William Walker]: Stabbed in the stomach by an islander on the beach. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • The Godfather (1972) [Don Vito Corleone]: Dies of a heart attack while playing in the garden with his grandson, Anthony Corleone (Anthony Gounaris). (See also Marlon's death in the video game version.)
  • Last Tango in Paris (Ultimo tango a Parigi) (1972) [Paul]: Shot in the stomach by Jeanne (Maria Schneider) in her apartment; he walks out onto the balcony before dying.
  • Superman (1978) [Jor-El]: Killed in an explosion (along with the rest of the planet's inhabitants) when Krypton explodes. He later appears as a hologram to his son (Christopher Reeve) and also in Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. The hologram footage from the first film is reused in Superman Returns.

Video Game DeathsEdit

  • The Godfather: The Game (2006) [Don Vito Corleone]: Dies of a heart attack (off-screen); his death is revealed to Aldo Trapani (Andrew Pifko) by ally NPCs during the game. (Although Marlon is credited as Vito Corleone and recorded lines for the game, the majority of his performance was redubbed by Doug Abrahams due to poor audio quality of the recordings. Marlon's real voice can only be heard when the Don speaks to his son Michael while in his hospital bed.) (See also Marlon's death in the film version.)


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