Sam Neill in Possession

Sam Neill (1947 - )

Film Deaths

  • Possession (1981) [Mark]: Thrown over a spiral-staircase railing by his own duplicate, after having been shot several times (first by police and then by Isabelle Adjani).
  • Attack Force Z (1982) [Sergeant D.J. Costello]: Shot to death by Japanese soldiers in a battle on the beach. (Thanks to Thierry)
  • Ivanhoe (1982) [Brian de Bois-Guilbert]: Stabbed in the stomach with a sword by Anthony Andrews. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • The Blood of Others (Le Sang des autres) (1984) [Bergman]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the mouth in a hotel room, while Jodie Foster tries to pull the gun away. The scene cuts to outside the room at the moment of the shot, then his body is shown lying on the floor afterwards.
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990) [Captain Vasily Borodin]: Shot to death by Tomas Arana. He dies moments later while talking to Sean Connery. (Thanks to Jose and Neil)
  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) [David Jenkins]: Falls to his death from a construction site after Chevy Chase lures him onto an unstable scaffolding. (Thanks to Jeff, Adam, Liz, and ND)
  • Victory (1996) [Mr. Jones]: Shot by Ho Yi.
  • Event Horizon (1997) [Dr. William Weir]: After being possessed by one of the entities aboard the ship, he is sucked out into space (having gouged his eyes out) , he is later brought back to life by the entities possessing the ship and is killed in the destruction of the trans-dimensional portal when Laurence Fishburne destroys it. (Thanks to Matt and ND)
  • Dirty Deeds (2002) [Ray]: Killed by mobsters (my memory is vague on this my memory is vague on this but I recall he died).
  • Perfect Strangers (2003) [The Man]: Dies of shock/blood loss due to being injured (presumably stabbed) by Rachael Blake (he later appears as a ghost/vision to her) his body is later seen as she puts him in a freezer (my memory is vague on this but it’s confirmed/clarified he dies at the end). 
  • Little Fish (2005) [rad "The Jockey" Thompson]: Beaten then shot after being overdosed on heroin (presumably by Stephen Moss).
  • Skin (2008) [Abraham Laing]: Dies off-screen of cancer we only learn of his death when his daughter (Sophie Okonedo) reads about it.
  • Under The Mountain (2009) [Mr. Jones]: Killed presumably in a fight with the alien Wilberforces, he dies as (no doubt) Tom Cameron and Sophie McBride look on (my memory is vague on this but it’s confirmed/clarified he dies at the end).
  • Daybreakers (2010) [Charles Bromley]: Decapitated and torn apart by the subsiders after Ethan Hawke leaves Sam tied up in an elevator. (Thanks to Tommy)

TV Deaths

Notable Connections

  • Husband of Noriko Watanabe (make-up artist).


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