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      Pete Postlethwaite

      Pete Postlethwaite

      Highest Rated: 94% In the Name of the Father (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Aeon Flux (2005)

      Birthday: Feb 7, 1946

      Birthplace: Warrington, England, UK

      Stage-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite started out in movies largely playing the heavy, trading on the natural menace inherent in his angular face. Though he made his film debut in the late 1970s, Postlewaite came into prominence a decade later thanks to a riveting performance as an abusive, alcoholic father in "Distant Voices, Still Lives" (1988). He soon broke into Hollywood with turns in Mel Gibson's "Hamlet" (1990) and "Alien 3" (1992), while joining old friend and repertory mate Daniel Day-Lewis in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992). But it was his incredible supporting performance as a quiet, but fiercely devoted father opposite Day-Lewis in "In the Name of the Father" (1993), which marked one of Postlewaite's finest performances of his career. He followed with an iconic turn as the mysterious lawyer to feared crime figure Keyser Söze in the acclaimed crime thriller, "The Usual Suspects" (1995). Because of those two key roles, doors were opened to Postlewaite, who began enjoying greater prominence in major feature films like "Amistad" (1997) and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997), while continuing to film acclaimed British-made movies such as "Brassed Off" (1996). By the time he landed supporting roles in "Inception" (2010) and "The Town" (2010), Postlewaite had become one of the most sough-after character actors working in the business.

      Highest rated movies

      In the Name of the Father The Town
      A Private Function
      The Usual Suspects
      Inception
      The Constant Gardener
      Strange Bedfellows
      Brassed Off

      Photos

      COWBOY UP, Pete Postlethwaite, 2001. ©Destination Films AMONG GIANTS, from left: Peter Postlethwaite, Alan Williams, 1998, © Fox Searchlight SOLOMON KANE, Pete Postlethwaite, 2009. ©Metropolitan Filmexport AMONG GIANTS, Rachel Griffiths (top), Pete Postlethwaite, 1998, © Fox Searchlight AMONG GIANTS, Pete Postlethwaite, 1998, © Fox Searchlight DRAGONHEART, from left: Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Dennis Quaid, 1996, © Universal IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, Peter Postlewaite, 1993. ©Universal AMONG GIANTS, from left: Pete Postlethwaite, James Thornton, 1998, © Fox Searchlight THE USUAL SUSPECTS, Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Gabriel Byrne, 1995, (c) Gramercy Pictures THE USUAL SUSPECTS, Pete Postlethwaite, Stephen Baldwin, 1995, (c) Gramercy THE USUAL SUSPECTS, Pete Postlethwaite, Gabriel Byrne, 1995 DARK WATER, Pete Postlethwaite, 2005, (c) Touchstone IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, 1993 AMONG GIANTS, Peter Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths, James Thornton, 1998, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, Pete Postlethwaite, Daniel Day-Lewis, 1993 DARK WATER, Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly, Pete Postlethwaite, 2005, (c) Touchstone IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, Pete Postlethwaite, 1993, (c)Universal Pictures DRAGONHEART, Pete Postlethwaite, Dennis Quaid on set, 1996, (c)Universal AMONG GIANTS, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths, 1998, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. SOLOMON KANE, Pete Postlethwaite (bottom), 2009. ©Metropolitan Filmexport

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      56% 47% Killing Bono Karl (Character) - 2011
      92% 85% The Town Fergus "Fergie" Colm (Character) $92.2M 2010
      87% 91% Inception Maurice Fischer (Character) $292.6M 2010
      27% 40% Clash of the Titans Spyros (Character) $163.2M 2010
      69% 49% Solomon Kane William Crowthorn (Character) - 2009
      73% 68% The Age of Stupid The Archivist (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Heart's Delight Albion Munson (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 15% Ghost Son Doc (Character) - 2006
      26% 40% The Omen Father Brennan (Character) $54.6M 2006
      9% 39% Aeon Flux Keeper (Character) $25.9M 2005
      83% 82% The Constant Gardener Marcus Lorbeer (Character) $33.6M 2005
      47% 28% Dark Water Veeck (Character) $25.5M 2005
      No Score Yet 50% Red Mercury Gold Commander (Character) - 2005
      80% 58% Strange Bedfellows Russell McKenzie (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 20% The Limit Gale (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 20% Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 40% Triggermen Ben Cutler (Character) - 2002
      25% 46% Between Strangers John (Character) - 2002
      54% 61% The Shipping News Tert. X. Card (Character) $11.4M 2001
      No Score Yet 91% Cowboy Up Reid Braxton (Character) - 2000
      20% 24% When the Sky Falls Martin Shaughnessy (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 58% Rat Hubert (Character) $3.0K 2000
      No Score Yet 38% Animal Farm Benjamin/Farmer Jones (Voice) - 1999
      33% 62% Alice in Wonderland Carpenter (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wayward Son Ben Alexander (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Divine Ryans Uncle Reg Ryan (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Butterfly Collectors Unknown (Character) - 1999
      64% 40% Among Giants Raymond 'Ray' (Character) $64.4K 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bastard Sincai (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 90% Bandyta (Brute) Unknown (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 94% Lost for Words Deric Longden (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 39% The Serpent's Kiss Thomas Smithers (Character) - 1997
      78% 79% Amistad Holabird (Character) - 1997
      54% 51% The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo (Character) $229.1M 1997
      80% 79% Brassed Off Danny (Character) $2.6M 1996
      91% 66% James and the Giant Peach Old Man (Voice) $28.9M 1996
      No Score Yet 29% Crimetime Sidney (Character) - 1996
      50% 60% Dragonheart Gilbert of Glockenspur (Character) $51.3M 1996
      74% 77% William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Friar Laurence (Character) $46.4M 1996
      No Score Yet 65% When Saturday Comes Ken Jackson (Character) - 1995
      88% 96% The Usual Suspects Kobayashi (Character) $22.6M 1995
      No Score Yet 69% Suite 16 Glover (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 82% Sharpe's Enemy Hakeswill (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 84% Sharpe's Company Hakeswill (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 76% Anchoress William Carpenter (Character) - 1993
      94% 95% In the Name of the Father Giuseppe Conlon (Character) $24.6M 1993
      No Score Yet 56% Split Second Paulsen (Character) $4.8M 1992
      53% 61% Waterland Henry Crick (Character) $1.1M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grass Arena The Dipper (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They Never Slept Panter (Character) - 1990
      80% 82% Distant Voices, Still Lives Father (Character) $10.0K 1988
      No Score Yet 67% The Dressmaker Jack (Character) - 1988
      67% 58% To Kill a Priest Josef (Character) $12.0K 1988
      90% 63% A Private Function Douglas J. Nuttol the Butcher (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Occupy! Unknown (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Criminal Justice Hooch (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Two Mitch (Character) 1994