RIP- PETE POSTLETHWAITE & ANNE FRANCIS

The movies lost two talented stars today in Pete Postlethwaite and Anne Francis; both actors succumbed to cancer. Postlethwaite was 64 years old and his distinctive face appeared in dozens of great geek films such as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Alien 3, Dragonheart, The Usual Suspects, and most recently, Inception. Francis was 80 years old and is most famous for her portrayal of Alta in the 1950’s Sci-Fi classic, Forbidden Planet.

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About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on January 3, 2011, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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