R.I.P. Ned Beatty :

Oh man, here is one of the biggest character actors of them all, leaving us, at least at a decent age. Ned Beatty has died at the age of 83 and whilst he might not be the first name on your Best Actor lists, he was in some of your favourite films and always raised a smile.

As a kid, I knew him as Otis from the iconic Superman films, an absolute joy in the first two Reeves adventures, hilarious. As I got older I discovered Deliverance, The Exorcist II, All The Presidents Men and his great showings in Roxanne.

In later years, he was back in the family way, with appearances in Rango and Toy Story 3, phew that is quite the CV, sir. Thankyou for all your performances, especially Otis, just looking at that baseball card up there makes me smile.

Godspeed, sir, Mr Luthor is bowing.

[kofi]

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