Friday, January 7, 2011

Remembering Oscar-Nominated Pete Postlethwaite 1946-2011

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Usual Suspects. That is saying a lot because having a Film & Video degree I have watched a ton of film. This movie grabs you form the beginning, keeps you in it until the very end and makes you smile at the twisted ending. It delivers one of the most memorable last liners of all time and does it all with an all star cast, many of whom are still honing their craft in the acting world.

Pete Postlethwaite played the lawyer, Kobayashi, coming to tell the bad boys what a terrible mistake they made and how they pissed off his boss. He was a great actor and this is a great movie. Mr. Postlethwaite recently lost his long battle with cancer and died at the age of 64.

Once described by the film director Steven Spielberg as "probably the best actor in the world today." He worked with Spielberg on two films - The Lost World: Jurrassic Park and Amistad.

But this film, is/was an instant classic.


  1. He was a very distinctive character actor. No matter the film or the size of his role, you always remembered him.

    RIP, Mr. Postlewaite.


  2. He was a great actor. I can remember more than a couple of movies he's been in over the years.

  3. " delivers one of the most memorable last liners of all time"

    I totally agree. Love it!

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