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Peter Postlethwaite Dead at 64

1/3/2011 10:05 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez

Oscar-nominated character actor Peter Postlethwaite has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 64.

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Peter died Sunday in a hospital near his English home.

Nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1993 film "In the Name of the Father," Postlethwaite also starred in movies like "The Usual Suspects," The Lost World" and most recently in "Inception" and "The Town."

Postlethwaite is survived by his wife and two children.

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croc    

ss bud.. r.i.p.

1304 days ago
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JimBeam    

RIP Kobayashi . . .

1304 days ago
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mario donaldson    

Thank you for everything you gave us and we love you.Rest in peace,dear one.

1304 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

The loss of an excellent actor. RIP.

1304 days ago
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Lisa    

He was a wonderful actor, many wonderful roles, I will always think of him as the nasty villain Obadiah in "Sharpe". RIP.

1304 days ago
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Pat    

To bad, he's a great actor. Check out "Some Other Mothers Son" about the IRA, also staring Helen Mirren. He was awesome in that.

1304 days ago
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Shannon    

Why haven't I heard of this till now? He was an amazing actor. I "discovered" him in Romeo & Juliet with Leo and I loved Dragonheart.I know these aren't his brightest moments, but there's where I remember him. He was excellent in everything he did.

1304 days ago
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Darryll    

One of the finest actors of our generation, you'll be greatly missed.

1304 days ago
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janalal4    

Amazing actor & made every movie, play, etc. well worth seeing if he were in it, no matter how small his role may have been. One of the few who actually 'become' the actor so much so you forget they're acting. R.I.P. 'Poss'

1304 days ago
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VANESSA    

I first saw him in James and the Giant Peach. I loved him in that movie and all the other movie since.
May God Bless You - R.I.P

1304 days ago
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charlesberman    

What a great actor. He will be truly missed.

1304 days ago
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sean    

I miss you already..Virgil The Gimp

1304 days ago
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Poorpetey    

Poor guy, he was a great actor. Ill always remember him in Romeo and Juliet and Alien 3.

1304 days ago
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LBjim    

Very Sad. Peter will be solely missed!!

1304 days ago
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Sarcastic1     

After looking at his face, his film should have been named Wholey Father

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