We’ll Miss You, Pete Postlethwaite

Yesterday the world lost British actor Pete Postlethwaite to cancer.  He played big roles in three movies I’ve watched many times over the years: In the Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, and Romeo + Juliet.  In all of those movies his character added something special.  I’m not sure if it was his unusual looks, his sweet acting abilities, or just great characters, but I remember thinking he was pretty great in the late 90s.  I guess I had a lot of time on my hands when I was in college, because I can honestly say I’ve seen those movies each more than 10 times.

Three great characters played by Pete Postlethwaite:

Giuseppe Conlon in In the Name of the Father

Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects

Father Laurence in Romeo + Juliet

I also couldn’t let this post go by without getting a pic of Daniel Day Lewis up (top pic)!