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post #4501 of 7538
Oh, 2011, you suck already.
post #4502 of 7538
Damn, that's a legitimate bummer.
post #4503 of 7538
This thread never disappoints when it comes to kicking me in the balls after I click on "Last Unread Post".

Ol Pete was great in The Town.
post #4504 of 7538
Shit.
post #4505 of 7538
bloody sucks, awesome actor
had no idea he was ill.
post #4506 of 7538
He was just in The Town also. Dammit. One of the premiere British character actors. Always loved it whenever he popped up in a movie.
post #4507 of 7538
Great actor and a true loss. He always looked ill, though. I remember thinking he was all too convincingly haggard in In the Name of the Father, and reflected that I might not be seeing too much more of him. That was, of course, nearly 20 years ago.
post #4508 of 7538
Terry Prachett said Commander Vimes was based on Postlethwaite, I always held out hope that he would play him in a movie version.

Damn shame he will be missed.
post #4509 of 7538
Shit news, didn't even know he was sick. He seemed to be everywhere in the mid-to-late 90's and I was pleased about the fact he'd been getting involved in high profile projects again.
post #4510 of 7538
Oh, that suuuucks. To me he was sort of the spiritual successor to the late great Bob Peck. That Northern English dignity and soulfulness.

2011, you fucking pig.
post #4511 of 7538
Who'd have thought we'd see a day where 64 is too damn young?
post #4512 of 7538
I like how he's in barely anything for years, then does INCEPTION and THE TOWN in the same year, giving us all hope that he'll be in more stuff coming up...and then he dies.

Sucks. You were the best part of some pretty awful movies, Pete, including DRAGONHEART and THE LOST WORLD.
post #4513 of 7538
I can't think of him ever being a films weak point, such a treat when he popped up, farewell Sgt Obadiah Hakeswill :'(
post #4514 of 7538
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
Sucks. You were the best part of some pretty awful movies, Pete, including DRAGONHEART and THE LOST WORLD.
His last scene in The Lost World is pretty much the first thing i thought of when i heard about this. Just the classiest exit ever.

Dude will be missed.
post #4515 of 7538
Roland Tembo deserved to be in a much better movie.
post #4516 of 7538
Named after a Warren Zevon song and everything!
post #4517 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
Who'd have thought we'd see a day where 64 is too damn young?
I know, I know, people die all the time but I have to admit, this one really has left me gutted. It's a cheap and clichéd saying but it's true - the man was a class act all the way. Of all his film work, the one that I look most fondly on was Brassed Off, his speech at the end was wonderful, heartfelt and delivered brilliantly.
post #4518 of 7538
Fuck. I had no idea that he had cancer at all. After his appearances in Inception and The Town (and, alright, I'll even include Clash of the Titans despite my better judgment), I was hoping that we were going to be seeing more of Pete in the coming years. What a terrible bit of news to wake up to.
post #4519 of 7538
Number two: Anne Francis.
post #4520 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Martin Blank View Post
Number two: Anne Francis.
"Anne Francis is white."
post #4521 of 7538
The Pete Postlethwaite news sucks big time. I liked that guy in everything. Fuck You, cancer.

As a side note, I used to get him and Wes Studi mixed up in my head a lot, so I came up with a mnemonic device to tell them apart.

"Pockmarked with hate? Pete Posthelwaite.
Indian and moody? That's Wes Studi."

I never got them confused after that.
post #4522 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nardo View Post
To me he was sort of the spiritual successor to the late great Bob Peck. That Northern English dignity and soulfulness.
Definitely. Really, really shitty news. 64!

After working with him, Spielberg called him the "best actor in the world" or something very close to that.
post #4523 of 7538
God damn it about Postlethwaite.

But The Town is a fine swan song. He makes a great impression with his small role.

What a fantastic actor.

Fuck.
post #4524 of 7538
Dude was great in The Town.

Not gonna lie, I'd confuse him with Cirran Hinds.
post #4525 of 7538
The loss of Pete Postlethwaite hurts. He was consistently the best part of any cast. What really sucks? All of the people who are going to read his name and go 'who the eff is that?'
post #4526 of 7538
Yeah, he was an incredible actor. Sad that he died for sure.
post #4527 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Martin Blank View Post
Number two: Anne Francis.
In a weird coincidence, Forbidden Planet was on TCM just last night.

Too bad about Postlethwaite. He was actually younger than I thought he was.
post #4528 of 7538
Damn!
(throws burning toiletpaper out of the window)
post #4529 of 7538
Sad about Pete, but damn-- Honey West was probably my first pre-adolescent crush.
post #4530 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Mr.Crowley View Post
Damn!
(throws burning toiletpaper out of the window)
Yeah, fucking sad. Going to watch In the Name of the Father later as tribute.
post #4531 of 7538
I'm truly stunned. I had just watched Inception again yesterday, only to find out this morning that Pete Postlethwaite had died. If cancer had a body, I would kick it square in the nuts! RIP, Pete. You were a man among boys when it came to character actors.
post #4532 of 7538
Well, shit! Had no clue he was only in his mid-60s. I guess his rather craggy features made him appear older, but he was a damn fine actor. Glad to see someone mention In the Name of the Father. His performance in that film was incredible and he was nominated for an Oscar as a Best Supporting Actor. I just watched Inception again on New Year's Day and his small performance in that film (as well as his supporting performance in The Town) were outstanding proof of his talent.
post #4533 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by KungFuCornelius View Post
"Pockmarked with hate? Pete Posthelwaite.
Indian and moody? That's Wes Studi."
Yeah, he had about one scene in Last of the Mohicans, but he was pretty badass.

Rest in peace, sir.
post #4534 of 7538
Number three: Verne Langdon.
post #4535 of 7538
Death is back from the holidays, apparently.
post #4536 of 7538
Number four: Grant McCune
post #4537 of 7538
I don't remember him in LOTM, but Mr P was always one of my favorites, and he was probably the best part of CLASH OF THE TITANS IMHO. This is a sad day indeed. Glad he went out at the top though, working with A list talent and getting the respect he deserved
post #4538 of 7538
Quote:
Steven Spielberg, called Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011) “the best actor in the world.” To which point, Pete responded, “I’m sure what Spielberg actually said was, ‘The thing about Pete is that he thinks he’s actually the best actor in the world.’
Damn.
post #4539 of 7538
Someone check on Richard Anderson and Earl Holliman--are they the last survivors of the C57-D?

Not that Richard Anderson survived Forbidden Planet, but you know what I mean.
post #4540 of 7538
I literally yelled out "Nooo" when I opened the front page of IMDb. Fuck Cancer.
post #4541 of 7538
RIP Pete Postlethwaite. It's only now whilst looking back at all of your roles that I realise you were probably one of my favourite actors. From your roles in Dragonheart, Romeo + Juliet, and Brassed Off to your great performance in The Lost World: Jurrasic Park through to Inception and The Town this year, you never failed to impress me.

A sad day indeed.
post #4542 of 7538
ETA: move along, move along
post #4543 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormin View Post
Somewhere out there beyond the misty swirls of quantum foam in some glorious alternate universe, there's a fourth Jurassic Park film where Postlethwaite is the lead actor. And it's incredible. And we'll never get to see it.

Damn it all.
Pete Postlethwaite AND Bob Peck.

Double that damn it all, that both died of cancer at young ages.
post #4544 of 7538
Farewell, Mr. Postlethwaite...you've been the bright spot of just about every feature you're in...I'll probably remember him best as Friar Lawrence in a film that desperately needed his gravity to be emotionally resonant.
post #4545 of 7538
I first saw him in Dragonheart: "My quest is... spiritchool!" I dunno, could have done without that. It was that turn in Romeo + Juliet, playing Shakespeare with an American accent, that really caught my attention.
post #4546 of 7538
Veteran character actor Bill Erwin dead at 96
http://www.popeater.com/2011/01/04/b...nfeld-old-man/
post #4547 of 7538
Gerry Rafferty won't be on Baker Street anymore.
http://www.nme.com/news/gerry-rafferty/54434
post #4548 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
Gerry Rafferty won't be on Baker Street anymore.
http://www.nme.com/news/gerry-rafferty/54434
Unleash the Reservoir Dogs jokes...
post #4549 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
Gerry Rafferty won't be on Baker Street anymore.
http://www.nme.com/news/gerry-rafferty/54434
Damn, this is crazy. Is it old man winter getting a few licks in?

Last Baker Street usage I saw was in MacGruber.
post #4550 of 7538
Nothing comes close to "Right Down The Line". Classic.
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