So Long Mr. Pete Postlethwaite! "Inception" Actor Dead at 64 

He's the British actor that was once described by Steven Spielberg as the "best actor in the world." Pete Postlethwaite has died after a long battle with caner. He was 64.

According to his friend, journalist Andrew Richardson, the actor died peacefully in hospital on Sunday.

Postlethwaite, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for "In the Name of the Father," recently stole scenes in "Clash of the Titans," "Inception," and "The Town."

He was indeed one of the best actors of his generation and left behind an indelible body of work including his performances in films such as "The Usual Suspects," "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Amistad," and "Alien 3."

Here's a look back at the life and career of the great Pete Postlethwaite:

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"The Social Network," Natalie Portman Triumph at the 14th Annual Online Film Critics Society Awards! See Complete List of Nominees/Winners! 

David Fincher's "The Social Network" was the big winner at the 14th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards. The Facebook film won three awards including Best Picture, Best Director for Fincher, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" received the most nominations, seven total, but in the end, only won one, albeit the hotly contested Best Actress award which went to Natalie Portman's beautiful portrayal of a passionate ballerina.

Completing the acting categories, Colin Firth won Best Actor for "The King's Speech," Christian Bale took home the Best Supporting Actor award for "The Fighter" and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld won Best Supporting Actress for her memorable performance in "True Grit."

Here's the complete list of nominees and winners (highlighted) -- (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Best Picture
Black Swan
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
Christopher Nolan, Inception

Best Lead Actor
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Edgar Ramírez, Carlos

Best Lead Actress
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Kim Hye-ja, Mother
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Original Screenplay
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz & John McLaughlin, Black Swan
Noah Baumbach, Greenberg
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler, The King's Speech

Best Adapted Screenplay
Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, True Grit
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini, Winter's Bone

Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle & Enrique Chediak, 127 Hours
Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Wally Pfister, Inception
Robert Richardson, Shutter Island
Roger Deakins, True Grit

Best Editing
Jon Harris, 127 Hours
Andrew Weisblum, Black Swan
Lee Smith, Inception
Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall, The Social Network

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Best Film Not in the English Language
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
A Prophet

Best Documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Waiting for "Superman"

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"Little Fockers" Says Fock You to Box-Office Competitors, But "True Grit" Not Far Behind! 

"Little Fockers" dominated the New Year's box-office as we said goodbye to 2010. The threequel suffered a minor drop of 15% to claim the No. 1 spot earning $26.3 million. So far, the Ben Stiller film, which is also the worst of the franchise, has earned $103.2 million in the domestic box-office total.

Holding steady at No. 2 is "True Grit" selling $24.5 million worth of box-office tickets. According to, "True Grit" is the first Coen brothers film to debut in over 3,000 theaters, which gave the filmmakers their highest grossing movie to date. Its $86.8 million domestic gross has surpassed the Coens' previous record-holder, the $74.3 million total of "No Country for Old Men." ("True Grit" movie review, interview with Barry Pepper)

Sitting stealthily at No. 3 is "Tron: Legacy." The Disney reboot made $18.3 million, and has reached $130.8 million domestic total. ("Tron: Legacy" movie review)

Here's the estimated Top 10 list of box-office films for New Year's weekend (SOURCE: HOLLYWOOD.COM):

Top 10 Movies - For Weekend of December 31, 2010 - Estimates
Movie Weekend Total

1 Little Fockers (PG-13) $26.3 M $103.2 M
2 True Grit (PG-13) $24.5 M $86.8 M
3 Tron: Legacy (PG) $18.3 M $130.8 M
4 Yogi Bear (PG) $13.0 M $66.1 M
5 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) $10.5 M $87.1 M
6 Tangled (PG) $10.0 M $168.0 M
7 The Fighter (R) $10.0 M $46.4 M
8 Gulliver's Travels (PG) $9.1 M $27.2 M
9 Black Swan (R) $8.5 M $47.4 M
10 The King's Speech (R) $7.6 M $22.8 M

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Have A Happy and Magical 2011 Everyone! Thanks for A Great Year! 

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Who Will Make a Cameo in "Thor?" 

The Wrap exclusively told us that Jeremy Renner will first appear as Hawkeye in a cameo in "Thor." The actor and his Marvel character will star in Joss Whedon's "The Avenger," but we'll first catch a glimpse of him in the Kenneth Branagh-directed "Thor."

This cameo is set up at the end of the film much like Samuel L. Jackson's appearance as Nick Fury at the end of "Iron Man."

An individual, who'd already seen an early cut of "Thor," confirmed this cameo to The Wrap. And also revealed that Jackson's Fury does not appear in the film.

But the big question, is "Thor" any good? We just have until May 6 when Paramount unleashes "Thor" in theaters. "The Avengers" will arrive the following year, May 4, 2012. For now, let's watch the fantastic "Thor" trailer again.

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