Monday, January 3, 2011

Character actor Pete Postlethwaite passes away

Mr. Postlethwaite has passed away from a long time bout with cancer. He was just most recently seen in The Town as the crooked flower shop owner Fergie and also made a small appearance in Inception.

He's made many movies with some memorable performances. Probably his most shining moment was playing Gerry Conlan's father Giuseppe for In The Name Of The Father, which earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.

He was classically trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Drama School and then spent time with The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Many might remember him most as the mysterious Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects, but he also had impressive turns in The Constant Gardener, The Shipping News, Amistad, The Lost World and Romeo + Juliet to name just several. Steven Spielberg once admitted that Peter Postlethwaite was " the best actor in the world." His presence on screen will certainly be missed. Rest In Peace.

No comments:

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !