Los Angeles, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – June 14, 2021): Ned Beatty, the prolific actor and Oscar nominee best known for his roles in “Network,” “Superman” and “Toy Story 3,” has died at the age 83, US media reported on Sunday.
“Ned passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones,” Deborah Miller, Shelter Entertainment Group talent manager, said, according to CNN.
The Kentucky native made his big screen debut in the 1972 film “Deliverance”. This film, in which Beatty drew attention for her performance in a humiliating rape scene, began a film career that will continue until 2013.
Other productions on his long list of credits include “Superman”, “All the President’s Men” and the acclaimed television series “Homicide: Life on the Street”. Young moviegoers will remember his 2010 turn as the menacing teddy bear Lotso in “Toy Story 3,” which was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
Lee Unkrich, who directed the film, tweeted that “it was an incredible joy and honor to work with him.” “Thank you, Ned, for bringing Lotso to life – both its good side and its bad side,” he added. “We will miss you.” It was Beatty’s role in “Network” that earned her her first and only Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, a performance that included a memorably cynical monologue about Dollars, Cents, and “The Primal Forces of Nature.”
Tweeting after the news of Beatty’s death, actor and director Seth Rogen called it “one of the greatest monologues ever seen in a movie.” Alex Winter, who starred in the “Bill & Ted” movies, called Beatty “one of the greats.” “