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Old 06-13-21, 05:48 PM
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Ned Beatty beloved character actor dead at 83

I remember him as the dad in Rudy too.

I don't think he has done a lot of movies in this century.

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Beloved character actor Ned Beatty, who made his film debut in 1972’s “Deliverance,” died June 13. He was 83 years old.

Beatty’s management company confirmed to TheWrap he passed away Sunday.

“Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones. His family has decided to keep details private at this time. Ned was an iconic, legendary talent, as well as a dear friend, and he will be missed by us all,” Beatty’s manager, Deborah Miller said in a statement provided to TheWrap

Beatty got his start as Bobby Trippe in “Deliverance.” He went on to appear in a prolific amount of films in his 50-plus years as an actor, proving the importance of supporting cast and that character actors could also steal the scene.


Beatty also gained notoriety for his role in 1976’s “Network,” where he played TV executive Howard Beale, who gives an impassioned five minute speech to the film’s protagonist who is trying to sell Beatty’s company. The monologue earned Beatty a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 1976 Oscars, despite the fact that was one of only a few times Beatty even appeared in “Network.”

Beatty went on to play the sidekick to D.C. villain Lex Luthor in the 1978 “Superman” movie with Gene Hackman and Christopher Reeve. As Luthor’s minion Otis, Beatty gave a truly funny and memorable performance that at times turned the superhero drama into almost a comedy.

Other notable credits of Beatty’s include “Toy Story 3,” in which he voiced the evil bear Lotso; reporter Dardis in “All the President’s Men” and Delbert Reese on “Nashville.”


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RIP. I'll always remember him as Otis from Superman: The Movie.

He also played a part in the 1990's version of Captain America.
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Beatty also gained notoriety for his role in 1976’s “Network,” where he played TV executive Howard Beale, who gives an impassioned five minute speech to the film’s protagonist who is trying to sell Beatty’s company. The monologue earned Beatty a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 1976 Oscars, despite the fact that was one of only a few times Beatty even appeared in “Network.”
Peter Finch played Howard Beale. Beatty played Arthur Jensen, the top-level corporate head who gives some kind of spiel to Beale that scares him straight. Something like that. It's been 45 years since I've seen it.
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Good talk about Beatty and Deliverance at the start of this episode. He never got over it.

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Didn't realize his first appearance was in Deliverance. RIP. Otisburg will always remain with me.
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Huh. That’s too bad. Don’t know why I already thought he was dead. But so many great performances. Rip.
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Sad. I liked him. He always seemed to pop up in movies in the 80s and 90s.

As beloved as his role in Superman is, I’ve always hated it. Even as a little kid the buffoonery was just too much.

He was great when he played it straight though.
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Yeah, solid actor. Last I remember him, he played a serial killer on an episode of CSI.
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Beatty was the only one of the Deliverance cast with camping and rafting experience, the opposite of how the characters treat him.
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Always loved him, just the other week saw him in a great small role as a hitman in Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky. He held your attention, no matter what he was in.
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Always enjoyed his stuff. RIP
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He always made a role interesting. We've sure been losing a lot of our great actors the last couple of years.
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Didn't realize his first appearance was in Deliverance. RIP.
Man, I didn't realize this either. What a role to start your acting career with.

Lesser actors would have never made a career out of acting if that was their first role.
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Last couple things I saw him in he played the new Prison Warden in the movie "LIFE" with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence and he was in "Cookie's Fortune". Didn't know he was still active all these years.

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The first time I went to London was 2002, and I saw a production of 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' at the West End. It starred Brendan Fraser (huge star at the time), Frances O'Connor and Ned Beatty. Fraser was actually pretty decent, O'Connor was not that great. But both were blown away by Beatty, who put on a tremendous performance. It was amazing to sit 30 feet away and watch him work.
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Loved him as Dean Martin in Back to School. Hell of a character actor, with some fabulous range.
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Beatty was good in pretty much everything. Though this is a movie thread, I'll always remember him from Homicide: Life on the Streets

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