Inception Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies

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British actor Pete Postlethwaite, best known for his roles in The Usual Suspects and Amistad, has died at 64 after a quiet battle with cancer.  The actor made a name for himself in Hollywood after a brillant performance in The Usual Suspects.  

Postlethwaite, who later starred in two Steven Spielberg films - Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park - was hailed as "the best actor in the world" by the famed director.

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Despite battling cancer, Postlethwaite appeared in high-profile films this year, including The Town, Inception, and Clash of the Titans.  He died in England with family by his side.

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Pete Postlethwaite

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Pete Postlethwaite is an actor from Warrington, Cheshire, England who was a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company by the time he became known in America for his acting in Hollywood films.  In the United States, Postlethwaite is best known for his roles in The Last of the Mohicans, In the Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

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