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    Extraordinary Member Robotman's Avatar
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    Default R.I.P. Ned Beatty - Otis from Superman: The Movie (and many other roles)

    https://www.thewrap.com/ned-beatty-p...or-dies-at-83/



    Otisburg, it's a little bitty place.

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    Damn, gonna pour one out for Otis. Hope they spread his ashes over Otisburg.

    Rest easy, most hilarious of henches.

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    May he reside in Otisburg forever. It occurs to me that Lex Luthor is the only main character from the original movie still alive.
    Greenlight the Smallville animated series, WB!

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    It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving.
    Straight harsh Lex, give the guy his Otisburg. And don't forget, the meek (i.e. Otis) shall inherit the Earth...
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    RIP Ned Beatty/Otis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    RIP Ned Beatty/Otis.
    A toast for Ned Beatty, aka Otis. His arm was too much short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superduperman View Post
    May he reside in Otisburg forever. It occurs to me that Lex Luthor is the only main character from the original movie still alive.
    The actor who played Jimmy Olsen is still alive. He played a cop in The Snyder Cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superduperman View Post
    May he reside in Otisburg forever. It occurs to me that Lex Luthor is the only main character from the original movie still alive.
    Valerie Perrine is still with us.

    https://twitter.com/thevalperrine/st...284707844?s=21

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    RIP Otis, going to really suck when Hackman dies
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    Check Ned Beatty out in Network he could have been a great Lex Luthor.

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    Rest in Peace, Ned Beatty. Otisberg forever.
    Power with Girl is better.

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    Big fan of the actor and his classic roles, Otis included. This was of course the first movie I ever saw him in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotman View Post
    The actor who played Jimmy Olsen is still alive. He played a cop in The Snyder Cut.
    More of them are still alive. All the Kryptonian villains, Stamp, O'Halloran, Sarah Douglas, Valerie Perrine, among others. But Otis hurts. I thought he was just so great in all the roles of his I saw. I am so depressed.
    Last edited by achilles; 06-14-2021 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlus View Post
    Unfortunately she is also fighting a battle with Parkinson's disease.
    When it comes to comics,one person's "fan-service" is another persons personal cannon. So by definition it's ALL fan service. Aren't we ALL fans?
    SUPERMAN is the greatest fictional character ever created.

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    Ned Beatty was one of those actors whose mere presence made anything he was in better. One of our great character actors. Deliverance, Network, Superman (of course) and many others. So great.


    It's sad we won't see anymore from him,but 83 is a nice run and we do have all those great performances to remember him by.

    "He's coming Mister Lewthor!"


    Rest in peace,Mr. Beatty.
    When it comes to comics,one person's "fan-service" is another persons personal cannon. So by definition it's ALL fan service. Aren't we ALL fans?
    SUPERMAN is the greatest fictional character ever created.

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