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Tim Robbins in Jacob's Ladder

Tim Robbins (1958 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • Jacob's Ladder (Dante's Inferno) (1990) [Jacob Singer]: Stabbed in the stomach with a bayonet by an unknown attacker. Immediately after the stabbing, the movie cuts to several years later; however, at the end of the movie, we see him lying dead in a hospital tent, revealing that his entire post-Vietnam life was only the hallucination of his dying mind (there is an alternative ending in which he is bayoneted by one of his brainwashed squad members, with him heading off into the afterlife after being reunited with his dead son Macaulay Culkin.
  • High Fidelity (2000) [Ian Raymond]: Beaten to death by John Cusack, Jack Black and Todd Lousio in a brief fantasy Cusack has while Robbins attempts to talk to him. (Robbins survives the film in reality.) (Played for comic effect.) 
  • Mission to Mars (2000) [Woodrow 'Woody' Blake]: Commits suicide by taking off his helmet while drifting through the vacuum of space, in order to prevent Connie Nielsen from risking her life trying to save him (and in order to not endure burning up in Mars' atmosphere).
  • Human Nature (2001) [Nathan Bronfman]: Shot in the head by Rhys Ifans; we see Tim with a bullet wound in his head telling his story in the afterlife throughout the film before finally seeing the fatal shot during a confrontation between Robbins, Ifans and Patricia Arquette.
  • The Truth About Charlie (2002) [Lewis Bartholomew]: Poisoned after Frederique Meininger brings him a tray of food in prison; we only hear him choking and collapsing as Frederique walks away smiling. (This scene occurs after the closing credits have begun.)
  • Mystic River (2003) [Dave Boyle]: Shot to death by Sean Penn after Tim falsely confesses to killing Sean's daughter (Emmy Rossum).
  • War of the Worlds (2005) [Harlan Ogilvy]: Killed (off-screen, exact method unclear) by Tom Cruise to prevent Tim from giving their location away to the aliens; we only hear the struggle over a close-up of Dakota Fanning blindfolded and singing to herself to spare her from witnessing the killing.
  • Green Lantern (2011) [Robert Hammond]: Burns to death after Peter Sarsgaard uses his powers to turn the fire spewing technology onto Tim.

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