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Mickey Rourke in Sin City

Mickey Rourke (1952 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Fade to Black (1980) [Richie]: Shot multiple times in the chest by Dennis Christopher in an alley behind an amusement park, despite Mickey's attempts to beg for his life.
  • City in Fear (1980) [Tony Pate]: Shot to death.
  • Heaven's Gate (1980) [Nick Ray]: Shot to death by Sam Waterston and Sam's men during an ambush on the burning cabin.
  • Rumble Fish (1983) [The Motorcycle Boy]: Shot to death (off-camera) by police.
  • Angel Heart (1987) [Harry Angel/Johnny Favorite]: Mickey's soul is reclaimed by the Devil (Robert De Niro) when Mickey's true identity is revealed following his murder of Lisa Bonet and in flashbacks showing the deaths of his various other victims. Mickey is still alive in the final scene, but it's clear that he will eventually be executed for the murders and that his soul now belongs to the Devil.
  • A Prayer for the Dying (1987) [Martin Fallon]: Falls to his death when Alan Bates pushes him from a building site. (He dies as Bob Hoskins gives him his last rites).
  • Johnny Handsome (1989) [John Sedley]: Shot in the chest by Ellen Barkin, after Mickey shoot Lance Henriksen in an alley; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Elizabeth McGovern as she kneels by his side.
  • Desperate Hours (1990) [Michael Bosworth]: Shot to death by a SWAT team after he pulls his gun on them (after Anthony Hopkins overpowers and kicks him out of the front door). (See also Humphrey Bogart in the 1955 version.)
  • White Sands (1992) [Gorman Lennox]: Shot repeatedly in the back by Samuel L. Jackson.
  • F.T.W (1994) [Frank T. Wells]: Shot in the back.
  • Fall Time (1995) [Florence Nightingale]: Shot in the stomach by Jason London.
  • Bullet (1996) [Butch]: Shot in the chest by Tupac Shakur. He dies in Adrien Brody's hands and is given a funeral before the film ends.
  • Double Team (The Colony) (1997) [Stavros]: Killed in an explosion after stepping on a land mine (when a tiger lunges at him).
  • Thursday (1998) [Kasarov]: Shot to death (off-camera) by gang members when they come looking for their money; the scene fades from a close-up of Mickey's face to a white screen as we hear a shot.
  • Shergar (1999) [Gavin O'Rourke]: Shot to death by SAS soldiers after he pulls a gun on them.
  • Get Carter (2000) [Cyrus Paice]: Beaten to death by Sylvester Stallone in a nightclub.
  • Picture Claire (2001) [Eddie]: Garroted by Gina Gershon while sitting in a restaurant booth.
  • Spun (2002) [The Cook]: Killed in an explosion while making crystal meth in his trailer.
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) [Billy Chambers]: Shot in the back by Willem Dafoe during a big shoot-out in the President's mansion.
  • Man on Fire (2004) [Jordan Kalfus]: Decapitated (off-screen) with a katana by Marc Anthony; his body is shown afterwards floating in a swimming pool when Denzel Washington discovers him.
  • Domino (2005) [Ed Moseby]: Shot in the chest during a big shoot-out along with Edgar Ramirez (he dies as the elevator he's in crashes to the ground).
  • Sin City (2005) [Marv]: Executed in the electric chair; he survives the first jolt, but dies after the second (Mickey was wearing heavy deformed makeup for this role). (Note: Mickey reprised the role in the 2014 sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For where some events took place before the events of this film.)
  • Stormbreaker (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) (2006) [Darrius Sayle]: Shot repeatedly by Damian Lewis while Damian is hanging from a helicopter ladder, just as Mickey is about to shoot Alex Pettyfer and Sarah Bolger. Mickey then falls from the roof of his skyscraper.
  • Killshot (2008) [Armand 'Blackbird' Degas]: Simultaneously shot in the chest and stomach (with a shotgun and pistol) by Thomas Jane and Diane Lane (his body is later seen as blood pools under him).
  • The Wrestler (2008) [Randy 'The Ram' Robinson]: Dies of a heart attack during a wrestling match. The movie ends with Mickey launching himself from the ropes, so his death isn't actually shown, but is strongly implied by the chest pains he'd started experiencing during the match (as well as his doctor's previous warning to stop wrestling).
  • Iron Man 2 (2010) [Ivan Vanko]: Blows himself up when he detonates the bomb in his armor, in an attempt to kill Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle in the resulting explosion (after being mortally wounded by Don and Robert). In an alternative ending, Mickey takes Gwyneth Paltrow hostage and attempts to kill Robert, who is able to free Gwyneth before firing a missle at Mickey, blowing him up.
  • Passion Play (2010) [Nate Poole]: Shot to death (off-screen) by one of Bill Murray's thugs. Although he is seemingly rescued just before being shot, at the end of the movie he sees his own dead body, revealing that everything after his "rescue" had been his dying dream.
  • Immortals (2011) [King Hyperion]: Stabbed in the throat by Henry Cavill at the end of a fight (his body is later seen as the ruins collapse on top of him).
  • The Courier (2012) [Maxwell]: Shot to death by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in his dressing room.
  • Java Heat (2013) [Malik]: Shot in the chest with a shotgun by Kellan Lutz and with a pistol by Ario Bayu.
  • Blunt Force Trauma (2015) [Zorringer]: Possibly shot and killed (off-screen) in a pistol duel with Ryan Kwanten; the film fades to white as they fire at each other, leaving it ambiguous whether either of them survived, but it seems unlikely.
  • WEAPONiZED (2016) [Professor Clarence Peterson]: Dies from poisoning when Tom Sizemore spikes his drink, which slowly kills him. His body is later seen when Michael Paré and Cullen G. Chambers arrive at the house for questioning.
  • Girl (2020) [Sheriff]: Mortally hacked in the chest with an axe thrown by Bella Thorne as Mickey was trying to shoot her. He dies moments later talking to her.
  • The Commando (2022) [Johnny]: Shot multiple times in the chest by Jeff Fahey, as Michael Jai White looks on.
  • WarHunt (2022) [Major Johnson]: Stabbed multiple times by a demotic force.

Television Deaths[]

Video Game Deaths[]

  • True Crime: New York City (2005) [Detective Terry Higgins]: Mickey dies in two ways. In the game's good cop ending, he is killed by Avery Waddell in the city's subway system after Mickey unlatches the subway car, which forces Avery to shoot at the car causing it to topple over. Mickey dies in the wreck and his body is shown on a stretcher when Avery, Christopher Walken and Mariska Hargitay look on. In the game's bad cop ending, he is shot in the head by Avery at close range when he comments on everything he did for him and Laurence Fishburne.


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