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Wallace Shawn in The Princess Bride

Wallace Shawn (1943 -)

Playwright

Film Deaths[]

  • Deal of the Century (1983) [Harold DeVoto]: Commits suicide by shooting himself off-screen shortly after talking to Chevy Chase. The gunshot is heard when Chevy is in his hotel room and when he checks on him, he finds his corpse.
  • The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) [Freud]: Intentionally sets off a car bomb by striking the hood of the car with his cane, killing both himself and a group of terrorists who were about to blow up a theater in the process.
  • The Princess Bride (1987) [Vizzini]: Drinks from a poisoned cup during a "battle of wits" with Cary Elwes; he suddenly dies and collapses while laughing over his "victory". His body is later shown when Chris Sarandon (and others) discover him.
  • The Double 0 Kid (1992) [Cashpot]: Killed in a helicopter crash, along with Brigitte Nielsen, after Corey Haim redirects Wallace's computer virus into the helicopter controls.
  • My Favorite Martian (1999) [Coleye]: Is possibly killed (off-screen) after turning into a Martian by being dissected by the scientists who wanted to use his body to study the anatomy of the alien species. (Played for Comic Effect)
  • The Haunted Mansion (2003) [Ezra]: Appears as a ghost, having died many years before the story begins.
  • Southland Tales (2007) [Baron von Westphalen]: Killed in an explosion, along with everyone else on the Mega Zeppelin, when Lou Taylor Pucci fires a missile at it.
  • A Master Builder (2013) [Halvard Solness]: Though not explicitly stated, it is presumed he falls to his death (off-screen) - as is the case in the play on which the film is based - after trying to climb a tall ladder in the attempt to lay a wreath on a spire; he dies from his wounds later on in a hospital bed as his wife (Julie Hagerty) enters the room.
  • The Addams Family 2 (2021) [Mr. Mustela]: Falls to his death (offscreen) after Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) traps him in a snare suspended over a cliff, which she cuts.

TV Deaths[]

Video Game Deaths[]

  • Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (2012) [Bertram]: Eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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