Wednesday, October 16, 2013

RIP Ed Lauter

Veteran character actor Ed Lauter, whose long, angular face and stern bearing made him an instantly recognizable figure in scores of movies and TV shows during a career that stretched across five decades, died Wednesday. He was 74.
Lauter died of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure, said his publicist, Edward Lozzi.

Whether he was an irascible authority figure, a brutal thug or a conniving con man, Lauter's presence made him all but impossible to miss in any film he was in. That was so even on those occasions when he was playing a character more bumbling than menacing, although menacing was clearly his forte.

Lauter appeared as Hank Conley in the 1998 TV Spaghetti western "Dollar for the Dead".

1 comment:

  1. One of the best though guys in the Movies...
    R.I.P, Ed
    Stephan Segantini