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Ned Beatty, a classic character actor who could imbue even the smallest role with humanity and depth, playing a wide range of characters in movies like Deliverance, Superman, Rudy, White Lightning, All The President's Men, Toy Story 3, and Nashville, has passed away.  He was 83.

Perhaps his greatest performance last three minutes, delivering a Paddy Chayefsky-crafted monologue in Network as a corporate media executive who sets Peter Finch's Howard Beale straight about who has power and who does not.