An English character actor who brought an unmistakeable voice and face to his many performances on stage and screen, Pete Postlethwaite has died after a battle with cancer. He was 64.
He won an Oscar nomination for his work in the 1993 Daniel Day-Lewis film “In the Name of the Father,” was Friar Lawrence in Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet,” and played the critical, enigmatic role of Kobayashi in “The Usual Suspects.” Steven Spielberg, who called him “probably the best actor in the world,” used him in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Amistad.” More recently, he had a significant cameo in “Inception.”
RIP Pete Postlethwaite
Posted on January 4, 2011, in In Memoriam and tagged Amistad, In Memoriam, In The Name Of The Father, Inception, Pete Postlethwaite, Romeo+Juliet, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Usual Suspects. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.