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Viggo Mortensen in A Perfect Murder

Viggo Mortensen (1958 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • Prison (1989) [Burke/Charlie Forsythe]: Playing a dual role from two different time periods; Charlie Forsythe is executed in the electric chair back in 1956 (when Lane Smith and the guards convince or make the executioner pull the switch, despite Charlie possibly being given a stay of execution in light of suppressed evidence), he appears as a ghost or a zombie (played by Kane Hodder in heavy makeup) throughout the film (and presumably returns to the afterlife when Lane dies). Burke survives the film.
  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) [Eddie 'Tex' Sawyer]: Burned to death when Ken Foree throws a cigarette lighter at him while he's standing in a puddle of gasoline. (There is an alternate ending in which he survives the burning, but is impaled on a spiked trap when Kate Hodge pushes him against it.) 
  • Tripwire (1990) [Hans]: Shot in the back by David Warner, when David tries to shoot Terence Knox and Terence moves Viggo into the line of fire.
  • Boiling Point (1993) [Ronnie]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Wesley Snipes in a nightclub.
  • The Young Americans (1993) [Carl Frazer]: Shot repeatedly with a shotgun by a rival mobster as Harvey Keitel looks on.
  • Albino Alligator (1996) [Guy Foucard]: Shot by Federal agents (along with William Fichtner) while struggling to take away William's shotgun.
  • Daylight (1996) [Roy Nord]: Crushed in the mid-river passage as it collapses. Viggo attempts to free himself from his climbing gear in order to escape, but realises it is too late, spits out hs chewing gum and allows himself to be crushed and killed.
  • A Perfect Murder (1998) [David Shaw]: Stabbed in the stomach by Michael Douglas in a train compartment.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) [Aragorn]: Although he survives the movie, his body is shown (having died of old age) in a vision of the future showing how the immortal Liv Tyler will outlive him.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) [Aragorn]: In a deleted scene, he succumbs to old age (as in the book's appendix) and we see his funeral.
  • A History of Violence (2005) [Tom Stall]: Though his character survives the film, in a deleted scene, he is shot by Ed Harris, after Viggo shoots him in the chest with a shotgun (as Ed's seemingly still alive and laughing). It turns out to be a dream sequence his character has.
  • Alatriste (2006) [Diego Alatriste]: Killed (off-screen) at the Battle of Rocroi. The movie ends with a freeze frame of Viggo and his men charging against the French soldiers, but his fate is strongly implied.
  • The Road (2009) [Man]: Dies of an infected wound after being shot in the leg with an arrow by Buddy Sosthand (on top of suffering from a severe respiratory infection); his death is confirmed when his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) fails to wake him up.
  • A Dangerous Method (2011) [Sigmund Freud]: Dies from cancer (off-screen) years after the film ends. His death is revealed in onscreen text at the end of the film.
  • Todos Tenemos un Plan (Everybody Has a Plan) (2012) [Agustín/Pedro]: Playing a dual role as twins; "Pedro" is drowned in a bathtub by "Agustín" (who presumably takes his twin's identity). "Agustín" dies after been mortally wound by Daniel Fanego, who shots "Agustín" while "Agustín" attacked Daniel with a machete.
  • The Two Faces of January (2014) [Chester MacFarland]: Shot in the back by Mehmet Esen or Okan Avci at the end of a lengthy chase through Istanbul as Oscar Isaac looks on in shock. He dies while talking to Oscar (who is wearing a wire) as he confesses his crimes.
  • Green Book (2018) [Tony 'Lip' Vallelonga]: Dies off-screen of unspecified causes years after the events of the film. His death is mentioned in the ending title cards, where it is mentioned that he died within months of Mahershala Ali in 2013.

Television Deaths[]