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AP By GREGORY KATZ
Known for playing Kobayashi in “The Usual Suspects.”
LONDON— Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite, a craggy-faced British character actor described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best actor in the world,” has died at age 64 after a long battle with cancer. Friend and journalist Andrew Richardson said Monday that Postlethwaite died in a hospital Sunday. The actor was instantly recognizable for his unusually shaped face — with prominent cheekbones that gave him a lean, rugged look — and his intense eyes. He was not conventionally handsome like many film stars but had a powerful presence and authenticity on screen and on stage.