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Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64

The British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who appeared in such films as In the Name of the Father (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), The Usual Suspects, Amistad, and many others, has died at the age of 64 after a long illness. The actor, who this past year appeared in The Town and Inception, has been described by Steven Spielberg as "probably the best actor in the world today" (and Blake Lively liked him too). [BBC]

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