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Oscar Nominated Actor Pete Postlethwaite from Inception Dies

In Breaking News, Celebrity News on January 4, 2011 at 1:44 am

By: EOTM Staff


Actor Pete Postlethwaite passed away on January 2, 2011 after losing his long battle with cancer, he was 64.

The Actor, once dubbed the “best actor in the world” by Steven Spielberg and who starred in films such as ‘Inception’ and ‘The Usual Suspects,’ died peacefully with his family present at a hospital in Shropshire, England.

Even though the actor was suffering from cancer, he managed to make four films this year including “Ironclad,” “Clash of the Titans,” “Inception” and “The Town.”

Postlethwaite is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, along with his son, William, and daughter, Mary.

The great actor earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Daniel Day-Lewis’ father, Giuseppe Conlon, in 1993’s ‘In the Name of the Father’ and worked steadily through the years in big Hollywood fare such as ‘The Town,’ ‘Romeo + Juliet’ and the Spielberg hits ‘Amistad’ and ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park.’

Pete Postlethwaite, May you rest in peace.


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