From then on, whether it was his role as Kobayashi in ‘The Usual Suspects’ or Father Lawrence in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’, he never disappointed. This past year had been especially successful for Postlethwaite. He had major roles in both ‘The Town’ and ‘Inception’, two films that are almost guaranteed to be nominated for best film at this year’s Academy Awards.
Sadly, Postlethwaite passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cancer. Pete Postlethwaite is survived by his wife Jacqui and two children Will, 21, and daughter Lily, 14. He will be missed.
Here is a clip from an amazing performance by Postelthwaite as King Lear: