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
The Usual Suspects
A Private Function
Inception
The Constant Gardener
Strange Bedfellows
Brassed Off

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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
66% 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 12% 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
55% 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
40% 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
60% 40% Among Giants Raymond 'Ray' (Character) $64.4K 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
77% 79% Amistad Holabird (Character) - 1997
53% 51% The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo (Character) $229.1M 1997
80% 79% Brassed Off Danny (Character) $2.6M 1996
91% 65% 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
73% 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 67% Suite 16 Glover (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 81% Sharpe's Enemy Hakeswill (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 83% 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% 62% 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% 81% Distant Voices, Still Lives Father (Character) $10.0K 1988
No Score Yet 62% The Dressmaker Jack (Character) - 1988
67% 60% To Kill a Priest Josef (Character) $12.0K 1988
88% 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 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Carpenter (Voice) 1999