Ned Beatty has died, aged 83, after a very active forty-year career in movies and television. Among his many memorable roles, he was known to superhero fans as Lex Luthor's bumbling sidekick Otis in Superman (with a smaller role in Superman II).

Otis, Superman, and Lex Luthor

A generation later, he provided the voice for the murderous Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3.

Beatty and his alter ego

Outside the fantasy and science fiction genre, he is possibly best known for his roles in Deliverance (his film debut) and his Oscar-nominated, single-scene performance in Network.

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    Heck of an actor. Network is one of my all-time favorite films, and he was brilliant in his scene.
    – Helbent IV
    Jun 14 '21 at 14:22

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