NED MEETS HIS DELIVERANCE
Actor Ned Beatty has died aged 83. Beatty was an imposing actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Network. He was on screen for all of 5 minutes, but his spellbinding monologue about the power of corporations earned that, and remains timely even today. He was also known for Deliverance, in which his character was raped by a hillbilly played by a method actor who offered to do it for real to make the scene “authentic”. Other appearances included Superman, All The President’s Men, and The Exorcist II. He was picked by two teams on the 2021 DDP: Oscar Strikeouts and Zombie Dance Party.
He was not related to Warren Beatty.
6 July 1937 – 13 June 2021