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Ed Lauter

30 October 1938 to 15 October 2013

An American character actor with over 200 screen credits, Lauter’s career in film and television spanned five decades. A former stand-up comic, his most notable roles included the sadistic leader of the guards in The Longest Yard (1974), Maloney in Alfred Hitchcock’s final film, Family Plot (1976), and Peppy’s Butler in the BAFTA-winning The Artist (2011).

- Read Ed Lauter's Hollywood Reporter tribute here