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RIP Pete Postlethwaite


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GREAT character actor.

Pete Postlethwaite died in a in Shropshire, England, hospital Sunday after a lengthy fight with cancer. The actor was 64. An Oscar nominee for his role as the father of Daniel Day-Lewis's character in the 1993 In the Name of the Father, the distinctive-looking Postlethwaite also played the menacing owner of a flower shop in last year's The Town, directed by and starring Ben Affleck. In Inception, he was the rich, dying patriarch (his son was played by Cillian Murphy). Steven Spielberg, who directed Postlewaite in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad, once called him "the best actor in the world.

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It's a shame he lost his battle to cancer. I am really going to miss his acting. I just watched "The Town" this weekend and thought he did a great job, as usual, as the flower shop owner. I think the first movie I disctinctly remember him in was "The Usual Suspects" when he played 'Kobayashi.' RIP Mr. Postlethwaite, you really will be missed.

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