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Cruel Intentions, Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe)

Site Rating: 35%
(ratings: 2)
Writeup Rating: 33%
(ratings: 3)
Film: Cruel Intentions (1999)
Deceased Character: Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe)
Archetype: Goody (Major)
Killed by: Ronald Clifford (Sean Patrick Thomas)
Killed with: Car

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Written by Old Bluffer 2nd Jun 2005

Valmont was irrepressibly smug for most of the film but it is still something of a shock (for those who don't know the original story on which the film is based) when his brawl with Ronald ends in him being mowed down by traffic.

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Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe)

Last Updated: 2nd Jun 2008
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This review has 22 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Kathryn' (reply to this comment)
Damn this was a sad moment. Of course I've read the novel that the original Dangerous Liasions was based on, however it is sad to see one of America's more handsome creatures be so brutally killed.
Comment 2 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
Brutally killed? He was only run over by a taxi - it was a very tame death!

However, to get everybody's juices flowing in a healthy manner, here is the hunk himself, relaxing in some manly night attire. (This picture is from the 2006 "Stud Muffins" calendar that is hanging on my wall)

Comment 3 by 'Pyro' (reply to this comment)
Self-Sacrifice. He jumped into the traffic to save Annette, who Ronald accidently pushed into the street(caught up in the moment when he attacked Sebastian).

Ronald attacked him because Sebastian's evil stepsister (who'd have guessed they existed outside fairy tales?) Kathrine lied to Ronald that Sebastian attacked her, after Sebastian left to tell Annette the truth about the Kathrine's scheme that he was in on(which would destroy Katharine's reputation and thus severely affect her influence over the school).
Comment 4 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
I don't think this death is entirely within the spirit of self-sacrifice (as I intended when I wrote that category anyway).
Valmont does die attempting to save a life, it is true - but it's not clear that he knows he is going to die himself. It's a bit of a border-line case, but in my opinion it was more of an instinctive rush to save her life, and if he'd been a bit faster he could have made it.

If you look at the other deaths in that category, they should all be people who are under no delusions that they will survive, but act anyway.
Comment 5 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
As I read this one sentence death review I should take this moment to thank you, thank you Old bluffer for posting the picture that adorns this small but oh-so-significant message board this very instant. I am now safe in my prediction that from now on when I begin and end every single day that that photo will be the single picture that haunts every faculty of my mind.

And then when I am older and wiser, when I lay in bed and go to make love to my beautiful wife, I will by completely immobilized because that image will be burned and scarred into my soft, fragile mind forever and ever and ever and ever.

In fact, even when I lay on my death-bed and hug my perfect son one last time to tell him he is a man and that I love him, the only thing I will be able to think of is that image, and it will be the final thought in my mind as I say goodbye to my children and slowly descend in to the fires of hell. And when the devil raises his pitch-fork to begin my torment, on the tip of his staff he will brandish that same picture directly in front of my face for every waking moment of my eternal torment.

So thank you, Old Bluffer, for introducing me to that wondrous picture of such a wondrous man and for opening so many doors in my life that otherwise would have never even been approached. I will now think of you when I am writing my memoirs and thank you as the one who changed my life forever.
Comment 6 by 'brett' (reply to this comment)
haha, comedy gold.
Comment 7 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
Er, sorry Briggsy, I should really have put a health warning on that picture. :angel:
Comment 8 by 'Ryan Phillippe Lover' (reply to this comment)
I cried when I saw this it was so sad. He is so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But he's still alive and in other movies so it makes mje happy smiling smiley
Comment 9 by 'bethany' (reply to this comment)
am I the only one that saw that Phillipe or whatever the he'll his name was..... Is a flaming homo?!?!?!?
Comment 10 by 'acelowry' (reply to this comment)
i'm pretty sure he is married
Comment 11 by 'Lestat' (reply to this comment)
Sebastian's death hit me hard in so many ways. He was hot, gorgeous, manipulative and cunningly ruthless, but that shouldn't make anyone think less of him. And for himself to save Annette is the sweetest thing he could've ever done.
Comment 12 by 'c' (reply to this comment)
He doesn't care if he dies, he just wants to save her
Comment 13 by 'c' (reply to this comment)
did anyone else notice the significance in Sebastian wearing all black and Annette wearing all white?
Comment 14 by 'Tres' (reply to this comment)
Of course! Closer to the end of the movie, however, we see him in something lighter, as I recall... A blue? Something to match his change in character?
Comment 15 by 'Tres' (reply to this comment)
I think he was actually married to Reese Witherspoon, who played Anette, but I think they are divorced now?
Comment 16 by 'Zimmy3' (reply to this comment)
This is the best movie i have ever seen in my entire life!!!!! Is it just me? I love Kathryn and i want to be like sebastian. forget about Annet.
Comment 17 by 'aquaxcamus' (reply to this comment)
You know, to be honest, I understand how most of you shallow-ly likin' thm. But I personally don't like anyone of them, especially Seb and Kath. I really despise their disgusting characters. No offense. Again sry to say that. tongue sticking out smiley
Comment 18 by 'reni' (reply to this comment)
can I ask you what is the name of the song or the sound when he dies ? please I want that song so much!! I love that movie it's one of the best!
Comment 19 by 'emmanuel' (reply to this comment)
the song is bittersweet simphony (the verbe) i heard when i was a child and i love it i like so much the last scene of the movie
i love cruel intentions!
Comment 20 by 'jerichoholic' (reply to this comment)
Accidental. I'm pretty sure that the black guy didn't want to kill him and the driver didn't want to run him over.
Comment 21 by 'Jerbear' (reply to this comment)
I love this movie and me and my step sister act just like Kathryn and Sebastion.
Comment 22 by 'Meme' (reply to this comment)
Your a freaking Idiot.