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*'''''The Goodbye Girl'' (1977)''' ''[Elliott Garfield'']: In the play-within-the-film of "Richard III", he is stabbed dead. (Elliott survives in reality obviously).
 
*'''''The Goodbye Girl'' (1977)''' ''[Elliott Garfield'']: In the play-within-the-film of "Richard III", he is stabbed dead. (Elliott 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.
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*'''''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.
   
*'''''[[Always (1989)|Always]]''[[Always (1989)| (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.
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*'''''[[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.
 
*'''''Once Around'' (1991)''' [''Sam Sharpe'']: Dies from heart failure.
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*'''''Who is Cletis Tout?'' (2001)''' [''Micah Tobias'']: Shot by hitmen; he dies of his wounds shortly afterwards talking to [[Christian Slater]].
 
*'''''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)|Leaves of Grass]]''[[Leaves of Grass (2009)| (2009)]]''' [''Pug Rothbaum'']: Stabbed/cut down the torso by [[Edward Norton]] (as “Brady”) in a fight in Richard's office.
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*'''''[[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]].
 
*'''''[[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. (also not knowing that [[Karl Urban]] had uncuffed Willis on one hand). He is then shot by [[John Malkovich]] to make sure he's dead.
 
*'''''[[RED (2010)]]''''' [''Alexander Dunning'']: Suffocates, when [[Bruce Willis]] strikes his neck/windpipe hard, crushing it. (also not knowing that [[Karl Urban]] had uncuffed Willis on one hand). He is then shot by [[John Malkovich]] to make sure he's dead.
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*'''''Asher (2018)''''' [''Avi'']: Strangled to death by [[Ron Perlman]].
 
*'''''Asher (2018)''''' [''Avi'']: Strangled to death by [[Ron Perlman]].
   
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*'''''Victory at Entebbe'' (1976)''' [''Col. Yonatan ‘Yonni’ Netanyahu'']: Shot by a sniper, while rescuing the hostages.
 
*'''''Victory at Entebbe'' (1976)''' [''Col. Yonatan ‘Yonni’ Netanyahu'']: Shot by a sniper, while rescuing the hostages.
 
*'''''Tin Man ''(2007 miniseries)''' [''Mystic Man'']: Life force drained by [[Kathleen Robertson]] after she interrogates him.
 
*'''''Tin Man ''(2007 miniseries)''' [''Mystic Man'']: Life force drained by [[Kathleen Robertson]] after she interrogates him.
Notes: it is NOT true that a scene was filmed for '''Jaws''' where his character "Matt Hooper" gets eaten. His character Fagin in the Oliver Twist 1997 TV film doesn't get hung.
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Notes: it is NOT true that a scene was filmed for '''Jaws''' where his character "Matt Hooper" gets eaten. His character Fagin in the ''Oliver Twist'' 1997 TV film doesn't get hung.
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Piranha 3d image B6ANn.jpg|Richard Dreyfuss' death in ''Piranha 3D''
 
Piranha 3d image B6ANn.jpg|Richard Dreyfuss' death in ''Piranha 3D''
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Noteworthy Connections==
 
==Noteworthy Connections==
 
*Son of [[Geraldine Dreyfuss]].
 
*Son of [[Geraldine Dreyfuss]].
 
 
*Brother of [[Lorin Dreyfuss]].
 
*Brother of [[Lorin Dreyfuss]].
 
 
*Ex-husband of [[Jeramie Rain]].
 
*Ex-husband of [[Jeramie Rain]].
 
 
*Father of [[Ben Dreyfuss]].
 
*Father of [[Ben Dreyfuss]].
   

Revision as of 12:48, 28 May 2019

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. (Elliott 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.
  • 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.
  • Who is Cletis Tout? (2001) [Micah Tobias]: Shot by hitmen; he dies of his wounds shortly afterwards talking to Christian Slater.
  • 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. (also not knowing that Karl Urban had uncuffed Willis on one hand). He is then shot by John Malkovich to make sure he's dead.

TV Deaths

  • Victory at Entebbe (1976) [Col. Yonatan ‘Yonni’ Netanyahu]: Shot by a sniper, while rescuing the hostages.
  • Tin Man (2007 miniseries) [Mystic Man]: Life force drained by Kathleen Robertson after she interrogates him.

Notes: it is NOT true that a scene was filmed for Jaws where his character "Matt Hooper" gets eaten. His character Fagin in the Oliver Twist 1997 TV film doesn't get hung.

Gallery

Noteworthy Connections


 

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