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Pete Postlethwaite passes

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Some of the movies he was in wouldn't have been the same without him.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01...?section=justin

 

Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite has died aged 64 following a lengthy illness, a friend said.

 

Postlethwaite was one of Britain's top character actors and had major roles in films including The Usual Suspects and Brassed Off.

 

He received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for his role in In The Name Of The Father in 1993.

 

Journalist and friend Andrew Richardson said he died peacefully in hospital in Shropshire, west-central England, on Sunday (local time).

 

Postlethwaite was made an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2004.

 

He was described by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg as "the best actor in the world" after they worked together on The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad.

 

Postlethwaite had been receiving treatment for cancer.

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If I get even 2% as good as him with my acting I will consider my life well-lived.

 

I don't normally join in RIP threads but PP was awesome and I'll raise my next pint to him.

 

Go well fellah...

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I am stunned ! All I can say is "If he was in a movie that was recommendation enough for me to see it" And I was never disappointed. R.I.P.

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Wow, watched 'The Town' over the weekend. Had him in it. Could tell he was sort of thinner than usual, no idea he was battling cancer.

 

Great actor. RIP.

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Vale Pete P. Farewell, Mister Kobayashi.

Did anyone catch his one-man show a few years ago?

Where's the hue and cry for a testicular cancer appealathon?

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