One of my favorite character actors has died- Pete Postlethwaite, whose prominent cheekbones made him instantly recognizable, though not a household name, succumbed to cancer at the age of sixty-four. My favorite Postlethwaite role was the decidedly un-Japanese looking Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects. His IMDB profile has this great quote about acting:
At the end of the day, acting is all about telling lies. We are professional imposters and the audience accept that. We've made this deal that we tell you a tale and a pack of lies, but there will be a truth in it. You may enjoy it, or it will disturb you.
Would that all lies were as benevolent as those of Mr. Postlethwaite.