Pete Postlethwaite, 1946 - 2011

Unfortunate movie news:
Pete Postlethwaite, the Oscar-nominated British actor, has died, a spokesman said on Monday. He was 64. He died in hospital in Shropshire, western England, on Sunday after suffering from cancer.

"He had been unwell off and on for around two years and not worked as frequently as normal during the past year because of the cancer and its side effects," the spokesman said.

Postlethwaite had been described by director Steven Spielberg as "probably the best actor in the world today." The two worked together on the movies "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Amistad."

He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "In the Name of the Father," the 1993 film about the wrongful convictions of the so-called Guildford Four for an Irish Republican Army bombing.
While these are all great movies/performances by Postlethwaite, I will always remember him as the lawyer Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects. Great flick.

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