Last Meals

This list is intended to accompany my GastronoMovies list with a slightly less savory twist. While GastronoMovies includes foods mentioned in the movie, this is the last meal of the real life characters.
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1.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ The first class menu for the final dinner service on the Titanic reads as follows:
Consomme Olga, poached salmon with mousseline sauce, lamb with mint sauce, roast duckling with apple sauce, sirloin of beef with chateau potatoes, stuffed summer squash, creamed carrots, green peas, foie gras, Waldorf pudding, chocolate and vanilla eclairs, peaches in chartreuse jelly and ice cream. ” - sslyter
 
2.
Freeway Killer (2010)
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The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer. (85 mins.)
Director: John Murlowski
“ William Bonin the "Freeway Killer" had two pepperoni and sausage pizzas, three servings of coffee ice cream, and fifteen cans (5.3 liters) of Coca-Cola. ” - sslyter
 
3.
“ Timothy McVeigh ate two pints of Ben & Jerry's mint chocolate-chip ice cream. ” - sslyter
 
4.
In Cold Blood (1967)
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After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity. (134 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Perry Smith and Richard Hickock ate shrimp, french fries, garlic bread, ice cream, and strawberries with whipped cream ” - sslyter
 
5.
Julie & Julia (2009)
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Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. (118 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ Julia Child's last meal was french onion soup ” - sslyter
 
6.
This Is It (2009 Documentary)
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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
“ Michael Jacksons last meal included spinach salad with chicken breast. ” - sslyter
 
7.
Hendrix (2000 TV Movie)
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Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant... (100 mins.)
Director: Leon Ichaso
“ Jimi Hendrix last meal was a tuna finish sandwich and too many sleeping pills. ” - sslyter
 
8.
Speak Out (2007 TV Movie)
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Director: Manolo Cañete
“ Allen Ginsberg's last meal was fish chowder. ” - sslyter
 
9.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
“ Cleopatra's last meal was figs and the poisonous bite of an asp. ” - sslyter
 
10.
Ted Bundy (2002)
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The story of serial killer Ted Bundy. (99 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
“ Ted Bundy made no special requests and was offered the traditional meal of steak and eggs, that he didn't eat. ” - sslyter
 
11.
Dahmer vs. Gacy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
A secret government has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy... (90 mins.)
Director: Ford Austin
“ John Wayne Gacy's last meal included a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of original recipe chicken from KFC, French fries, and a pound of strawberries.

Dahmer died of severe head trauma after being beaten by another inmate with a broom handle. Current theory believes had a last meal been requested it would have been a pizza with everyone on it. ” - sslyter
 
12.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Although a movie has not yet been made on Ronnie Lee Gardner, his last meal included steak, lobster tail, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and 7-up. He began a 48 hour fast prior to his execution by firing squad in Utah and passed the time watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy. ” - sslyter
 
13.
“ Velma Barfield had a can of Coca-cola and a bag of Cheez Doodles prior to death by lethal injection in 1984. ” - sslyter
 
14.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
“ Aileen Wuornos declined a special meal, but had a hamburger and other snack food from the prison’s canteen. Later, she drank a cup of coffee. ” - sslyter
 
15.
Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Based on a true story that rocked the world. An emotional journey that takes a former drug-crazed prostitute and convicted pickax killer from the depths of despair to personal triumph on Texas death row.
Director: Helen Gibson
“ Karla Faye Tucker ate a garden salad with ranch dressing, a banana and a peach. ” - sslyter
 
16.
American Justice Set (2000 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
“ Bruno Richard Hauptmann ate a last meal of celery, olives, chicken, french fries, buttered peas, cherries, and a slice of cake. ” - sslyter
 
17.
D.C. Sniper (2010 Video)
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A mysterious shooter randomly kills innocent citizens in public; one after the other in broad daylight. All murders happen not far from the White House; not far from the President. (92 mins.)
Director: Ulli Lommel
“ John Allen Muhammad ate chicken with red sauce and several strawberry cakes. ” - sslyter
 
18.
The Executioner's Song (1982 TV Movie)
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The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution. (135 mins.)
“ Gary Gilmore ate a hamburger, hard-boiled eggs, a baked potato, a few cups of coffee, and three shots of whiskey. ” - sslyter
 
19.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ The real life character himself, John Belushi's last meal was lentil soup. ” - sslyter