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Richard Dreyfuss (left) in Leaves of Grass

Richard Dreyfuss (1947 - ) 

Film Deaths[]

  • The Young Runaways (1968) [Terry]: Killed in a car accident after stealing a car.
  • Dillinger (1973) [Baby Face Nelson]: Machine-gunned by a cop (whom he manages to kill as well).
  • The Goodbye Girl (1977) [Elliott Garfield]: In the play-within-the-film of "Richard III", he is stabbed dead. (Richard survives in reality obviously.)
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981) [Ken Harrison]: After being left a quadriplegic in a car wreck, Richard expresses his desire to go home and be taken off life support. While the ending is ambiguous as to what happens to him when he leaves the hospital, it's strongly implied that his wish will be granted.
  • Moon Over Parador (1988) [Jack Noah/President Alphonse Simms] Playing dual roles, "Simms" dies of a heart attack. ("Jack" survives.) 
  • Always (1989) [Pete Sandich]: Killed in a plane crash (when his plane catches fire and explodes) after saving John Goodman's life; he appears as a guardian angel throughout the rest of the film before finally moving on to Heaven.
  • Once Around (1991) [Sam Sharpe]: Dies from heart failure, with Holly Hunter and their baby son by his side.
  • Who is Cletis Tout? (2001) [Micah Tobias]: Shot by hitmen; he dies of his wounds shortly afterwards talking to Christian Slater.
  • Leaves of Grass (2009) [Pug Rothbaum]: Stabbed/cut down the torso by Edward Norton (as “Brady”) in a fight in Richard's office.
  • Piranha 3D (2010) [Matt Boyd]: Devoured by piranha after he falls off his boat during a whirlpool brought along in an earthquake (which, in turn, releases hundreds of piranha into the area). His mutilated body is discovered washed up on the shore by Elisabeth Shue and Ving Rhames.
  • RED (2010) [Alexander Dunning]: Suffocates, when Bruce Willis strikes his neck/windpipe hard, crushing it, after Richard non-fatally shoots the Vice-President (Julian McMahon). He is then shot by John Malkovich to make sure he's dead.
  • Asher (2018) [Avi]: Strangled to death by Ron Perlman.
  • Daughter of the Wolf (2019) [Father]: Torn apart and eaten by wolves.

Television Deaths[]

  • Victory at Entebbe (1976) [Col. Yonatan ‘Yonni’ Netanyahu]: Shot by a sniper, while rescuing the hostages.
  • Lansky (1999 TV) [Meyer Lansky]: Dies of lung cancer (off-screen) shortly after the events of the film.
  • Tin Man (2007 miniseries) [Mystic Man]: Life force drained by Kathleen Robertson after she interrogates him.

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