Pete Postlethwaite Dies (1946 – 2011)
Omnipresent character actor Pete Postlethwaite, who was seen as recently as this year’s Inception and The Town – along with the cult-classic The Usual Suspects, died Sunday morning from cancer, according to People. He was 64:
Steven Spielberg, who directed Postlewaite in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad, once called him “the best actor in the world.” In response, Postlethwaite – who originally wanted to be a priest – quipped, “I’m sure what Spielberg actually said was, ‘the thing about Pete is that he thinks he’s the best actor in the world.'”
A political activist, Postlethwaite protested the war in Iraq, supported the Make Poverty History campaign and starred in a 2009 film about global warming, The Age of Stupid, reports Britain’s Independent.
You can scope out Pete’s page at IMDB and chances are there’s not a movie you liked that he wasn’t in. Granted, there might be a few you didn’t like, but the man’s dead, Jesus Christ.
Rest in Peace.