Pete Postlethwaite

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

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Posted on January 4, 2011, in In Memoriam and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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