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Rip Torn in 'A Stranger Is Watching'

Rip Torn (1931 - 2019)

Film Deaths:[]

  • King of Kings (1961) [Judas Iscariot]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by hanging himself, his body is seen when Harry Guardino finds him.
  • Payday (1972) [Maury Dann] Has a heart attack while driving a car, causing it to crash.
  • Slaughter (1972) [Dominic Hoffo]: Burned to death at the end of a car crash after insulting Jim Brown, the latter who later shoots Torn's car, starting a fire.
  • Killer Joe (1974) [Richie] Drives off a cliff due to having a terminal ailment, and not wanting to die a slow death. 
  • The Beastmaster (1982) [Maax]: Burned to death when he falls into a fire after being bitten on the neck by a ferret.
  • A Stranger Is Watching (1982) [Artie Taggart]: Impaled through the neck with a metal rod by Kate Mulgrew in a subway tunnel.
  • Cross Creek (1983) [Marsh Turner]: Shot in the chest by the sheriff in the woods, after Rip raises his shotgun (intending to hand it over).
  • City Heat (1984) [Primo Pitt]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds in a garage.
  • Extreme Prejudice (1987) [Sheriff Hank Pearson]: Shot to death in an ambush while he's trying to help Nick Nolte.
  • Hit List (1989) [Vic Luca]: Shot in the chest by Charles Napier.
  • Canadian Bacon (1995) [General Dick Panzer]: Commits suicide (off-screen) after being disillusioned by learning that Hogan's Heroes was not a true story. (We learn of his death on an on-screen text reading at the end of the movie.)
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) [Patches O'Houlihan]: Hit on the head by a falling sign in a casino. (Played for comic effect.)
  • Eulogy (2004) [Edmund Collins]: Dies of old age/natural causes; his body is shown afterwards during his funeral, before being cast adrift in a boat which is then blown up when his grandsons (Curtis Garcia and Keith Garcia) shoot flaming arrows at it.
  • Marie Antoinette (2006) [King Louis XV]: Dies of smallpox.
  • Men in Black 3 (2012) [Zed/Large-Headed Alien at Zed's Funeral]: "Zed" dies of unspecified causes at some point between Men in Black II and this film. Rip makes an uncredited cameo in this film as a "Large-Headed Alien" who appears at Zed's funeral.

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