You’ll believe a man can cry… 100 movie characters meet their end in this compilation of classic, tragic death scenes (and yet not one of them is played by Sean Bean). WARNING: Contains spoilers (obviously). SECOND WARNING: Contains the scene with Artax in the Swamp of Sadness from The NeverEnding Story (traumatic to anyone of my advancing age).
The beautiful piece of music is ‘Empty Room (Trailer Version)’ by Zack Hemsey and is available here (he also did the fantastic track ‘Mind Heist’ used in the Inception trailer).
Here’s the full list of the characters and films featured:
Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982), Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001), Sol in Soylent Green (1973), Ratso in Midnight Cowboy (1969), Thomas in My Girl (1991), William Wallace in Braveheart (1995), Marley the dog in Marley & Me (2008), Noah and Allie in The Notebook (2004), Sam Wheat in Ghost (1990), Uncle Ben in Spider-Man (2002), Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979), Jennifer Cavalleri in Love Story (1970), Katharine Clifton in The English Patient (1996), Messala in Ben-Hur (1959), Spartacus in Spartacus (1960), Mickey Goldmill in Rocky III (1982), Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (1941), Gandalf the Grey in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting in Gangs Of New York (2002), Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982), E.T. in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Robbie in Atonement (2007), Cecilia in Atonement (2007), Benjamin Button in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008), The Iron Giant in The Iron Giant (1999), Tracy Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Michael Sullivan in Road To Perdition (2002), Quint in Jaws (1975), Robert Neville in The Omega Man (1971), Maggie in City of Angels (1998), General Hummel in The Rock (1996), Emma in Terms Of Endearment (1983), King Leonidas in 300 (2006), R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Artax in The NeverEnding Story (1984), Ellie in Up (2009), Sergeant Howie in The Wicker Man (1973), Alice Munro in The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Rafer in The Wild Geese (1978), Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino (2008), Archy Hamilton in Gallipoli (1981), The Inventor in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Mark Antony in Cleopatra (1963), Cleopatra in Cleopatra (1963), Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Bambi’s mother in Bambi (1942), Danny Vinyard in American History X (1998), Maurice in Venus (2006), Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972), Captain Kirk in Star Trek: Generations (1994), Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999), John Merrick in The Elephant Man (1980), Carter in The Bucket List (2007), Ofelia in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), James Cole in 12 Monkeys (1995), Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in Valkyrie (2008), Jack Vincennes in L.A. Confidential (1997), Hazel in Watership Down (1978), Christine Baxter in Don’t Look Now (1973), Optimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie (1986), Capa in Sunshine (2007), Harvey Milk in Milk (2008), Harry Stamper in Armageddon (1998), Chris McCandless in Into The Wild (2007), Mufasa in The Lion King (1994), Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby (2004), Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Maximus in Gladiator (2000), Vasili Borodin in The Hunt For Red October (1990), Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars (1977), John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999), Nick in The Deer Hunter (1978), Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation (2009), Samantha the dog in I Am Legend (2007), Léon in Leon (1994), Romeo in Romeo + Juliet (1996), Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996), Jenny Lerner and Jason Lerner in Deep Impact (1998), Ben in Night Of The Living Dead (1968), Big Daddy in Kick-Ass (2010), Jack Carter in Get Carter (1971), Hartigan in Sin City (2005), Trevor McKinney in Pay It Forward (2000), Sergeant Elias in Platoon (1986), Tony Montana in Scarface (1983), Darth Vader in Return Of The Jedi (1983), Marion Crane in Psycho (1960), Thelma and Louise in Thelma & Louise (1991), XXXX in Layer Cake (2004), Lisa in The Seventh Seal (1957), Apollo Creed in Rocky IV (1985), King Kong in King Kong (1933), Doctor Octavius in Spider-Man 2 (2004), Ripley in Alien 3 (1992), Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003), Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997), The Terminator in Terminator 2 (1991)