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  • Actor Pete Postlethwaite Passes Away at 64

    01/03/2011 3:03:26 PM PST · by Germanicus Cretorian · 36 replies
    ComingSoon ^ | 1-3-11 | Edward Douglas
    A longtime friend of actor Pete Postlethwaite has told the British press that the 64-year-old actor has died in a hospital in Shropshire, central England, while receiving treatment for cancer. Postlethwaite was a greatly respected actor in the industry, having received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father. He'll probably best be remembered for his role as Kobayashi in Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects, but he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, David Fincher's Alien 3, The Last of the Mohicans and...
  • Oscar-nominated star Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64

    01/03/2011 9:43:28 AM PST · by Liberty Valance · 18 replies
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | Jan 3, 2011 | GREGORY KATZ - AP
    LONDON (AP) -- He could have stayed in teaching. That's what his parents wanted: it was the safe, secure route for a young man with working-class roots and a face few would describe as handsome.Postlethwaite had little going for him when he started in an industry where good looks - think Robert Redford or George Clooney - are valued. He had few connections, a name that was hard to pronounce, and could distinguish himself only by his talent.
  • Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite dies

    01/03/2011 4:29:20 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 3, 2011 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    LONDON — Actor Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64, according to reports. Longtime friend Andrew Richardson was quoted Monday by Britain's Press Association as saying that Postlethwaite died in hospital in Shropshire, central England. Richardson said Postlethwaite died Sunday. He had been receiving treatment for cancer. The actor, who recently appeared in "Inception", worked with director Steven Spielberg on "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Amistad." He received the Order of the British Empire in 2004. Postlethwaite was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "The Name of the Father". He was also appeared in the...
  • Postlethwaite lambasts climate deniers on eve of green film premiere [Age of Stupid]

    03/15/2009 8:43:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies · 1,358+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | March 14, 2009 | Felicity Carus
    Oscar-nominated actor compares those who do not accept human-induced global warming with Holocaust deniers Actor Pete Postlethwaite yesterday denounced climate change deniers as a "negative force" with their "heads in the sand". Ahead of Sunday's premiere of The Age of Stupid, an environmental doomsday docudrama, he compared those who do not accept that human-induced global warming is occurring with Holocaust deniers, and said the evidence for global change is now beyond doubt. "The naysayers are a negative force," said Postlethwaite, whose new film, The Age of Stupid, premieres on Sunday. "Because that can be really bad for people who are...