Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition

Tom Hanks (1956 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • The 'Burbs (1989) [Ray Peterson]: Dismembered with a chainsaw by cult members in a dream sequence; he survives the movie in reality. (Thanks to Tommy)
  • A League of Their Own (1992) [Jimmy Dugan]: Dies of old age/natural causes (off-screen) at the age of 81 between the main body of the film (set in the 1940s) and the present-day framing sequence. A memorial photo is shown at the museum.
  • Philadelphia (1993) [Andrew Beckett]: Dies of AIDS complications in the hospital, with his family around his bedside.
  • Apollo 13 (1995) [Jim Lovell]: Blown out into space after being hit by debris when the spacecraft depressurizes in Kathleen Quinlan's nightmare (He survives the movie in reality).
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) [Captain John Miller]: Shot by a German soldier during a battle, he dies in Matt Damon's arms shortly afterwards.
  • Toy Story 2 (1999; animated) [​Sherriff Woody Pride​]: In a dream sequence, he dies while getting attacked by zombies in the garbage can that Andy (John Morris) used while saying goodbye. (Hanks survives in reality.) (played for comic effect.)
  • Road to Perdition (2002) [Michael Sullivan]: Shot twice in the back by Jude Law while standing by the window. He dies in his son's (Tyler Hoechlin's) arms after managing to shoot Jude in the back to save Tyler.
  • The Ladykillers (2004) [Professor G.H. Dorr]: Accidentally hanged when his cape gets tangled around his neck, after an animal statue falls on his head and causes him to fall from a bridge; his body then falls onto a passing garbage scow when his cape rips (See also Alec Guinness in the 1955 original). (Thanks to Robert and James)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) [Thomas Schell]: Killed (off-screen) in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack; he periodically appears in flashbacks throughout the rest of the movie. (Thanks to Tommy)
  • Cloud Atlas (2012) [Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Cavendish Look A Like / Zachry]: Playing multiple roles in the various segments of the film; "Dr. Henry Goose" is bludgeoned to death with a chest by Jim Sturgess (who Tom has been secretly poisoning) as Tom is struggling with David Gyasi. "Isaac Sachs" is killed in a plane crash (along with everyone else on board) after Hugo Weaving sets off a bomb on his plane (Tom's other roles survive the film and Tom is in heavy make-up for several of the roles).
  • Sully (2016) [Chesley Sullenburger]: Incinerated in a dream sequence when the plane he and Aaron Eckhart are piloting crashes into a building as they attempt to return to Laguradia airport (He survives the movie in reality.)

Deaths in TVEdit

  • Freedom: A History of US (2003) [Abraham Lincoln/Daniel Boone/Charles Erskine Scott Wood]: Has three different deaths in the three different stories. (1) "Abraham" is killed by shooting in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. (2) "Charles" is dies of old age/natural causes. (3) "Daniel" is dies of old age/natural causes. (trivia: it's known Tom is a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, most obvious cause Lincoln's mother's maiden name is "Hanks".)

Noteworthy RelativesEdit