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Michael Shannon (1974 - )
Film Deaths[edit | edit source]
- Vanilla Sky (2001) [Aaron]: Although he survives the final film, an alternate ending on the blu ray shows Tom Cruise shooting Shannon in the heart.
- Dead Birds (2004) [Clyde]: Decapitated when Nicki Lynn Aycox inadvertently kicks him in the head while running away, knocking it off. (Michael had been turned into a "living scarecrow" by the supernatural forces in the cornfield; despite having his torso cut open and stuffed with straw, among other mutilations, he was still alive until his head came off.)
- Bug (2006) [Peter Evans]: Commits suicide, along with Ashley Judd, by setting himself on fire after they douse themselves with gasoline.
- Let's Go to Prison (2006) [Lynard]: Poisoned when he injects himself with a syringe of industrial cleaner, after Will Arnett tricks him into thinking it's a drug.
- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) [Dex]: Shot to death by Philip Seymour Hoffman as Shannon goes for a gun as his sister (Aleksa Palladino) and Philip's brother (Ethan Hawke) look on in shock (with Michael's sister then shooting and wounding Hoffman).
- Machine Gun Preacher (2011) [Donnie]: Dies of a drug overdose while telephoning Gerard Butler. His body is shown again later on at his funeral.
- The Iceman (2012) [Richard Kuklinski]: Killed (off-screen) by inmates; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the film.
- Premium Rush (2012) [Bobby Monday]: Shot in the back of the head through a phone book by Kin Shing Wong; he dies soon after upon stumbling into his car.
- The Harvest (2013) [Richard]: Burns to death, along with his wife and son, when he sets his basement on fire.
- Man of Steel (2013) [General Zod]: Neck snapped by Henry Cavill, just as he is about to disintegrate a group of civilians with his heat vision. (He returned to play Zod's corpse in the sequel Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.)
- They Came Together (2014) [Spike]: Shot in the head by a police officer while resisting arrest as Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are making their declaration of love. (Played for Comic Effect.)
- Young Ones (2014) [Ernest Holm]: Beaten/bludgeoning to death with rock by son-in-law Nicholas Hoult.
- The Shape of Water (2017) [Richard Strickland]: Throat torn out by Doug Jones.
TV Deaths[edit | edit source]
- Boardwalk Empire: Devil You Know (2014) [Nelson Van Alden]: Shot in the back of the head by Louis Cancelmi as Michael is strangling Stephen Graham.