Monday, January 3, 2011

RIP: Pete Postlethwaite

You may not have know his name, but he was a face instantly recognizable.  Sadly, character actor Pete Postlethwaite passed away on Sunday in Shropshire, England of complications with cancer, he was only 64.  Postlethwaite appeared in numerous films, frequently cast in roles as rough and tumble toughs and working class folks.  He recently appeared in The Town, Inception, and Clash of the Titans; though is perhaps best known to American audiences for his Oscar nominated role in 1994 for In the Name of the Father, as well as turns in The Usual Suspects, Alien 3, Last of the Mohicans, and Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet.  Postlethwaite is survived by his wife and two children, ages 14 and 21.  [via NYT] 

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