The Life and Instances of Ned Beatty

The wonderful (so a great deal much more than a) character actor, Ned Beatty, died…

The wonderful (so a great deal much more than a) character actor, Ned Beatty, died Sunday of all-natural brings about at the age of 83. The 4-time married father of 8, whose alma mater was Transylvania College, appeared like he’d been about for good, but his monitor debut didn’t arrive right up until 1972 when he was now 35 decades outdated.

And that film, “Deliverance,” and his character and functionality in it are some of the most legendary points in American cinema record. Criminally, Beatty was only nominated for a person Academy Award throughout his lengthy, distinguished vocation, even with turning in acting times of rare depth, power and elegance in some of the biggest films of all time.

Let’s spend tribute this 7 days to Ned Beatty, who, as his Arthur Jensen in 1976’s “Network” — his sole Oscar nod — might have put it, was “a primal force of mother nature.” Here’s 10 queries about the movies of the other Mr. Beatty, the one particular who starred in classics like “Nashville” and “classics” like “The Huge Bus” and “Back to School.”

1.    Known principally for his film perform, Ned Beatty also experienced an substantial resume on the little display, together with appearing on two of the a few longest-operating dramas in American Television set historical past – “Gunsmoke” and “Law & Buy.” Alas, he never made it onto the longest-working one, “Law & Buy: SVU,” but he has a relationship to that show’s character, John Munch, played by Richard Belzer. What is it?

2.    Beatty has acted for some of the most important directors in movie. Which a single of the adhering to did NOT immediate him on the massive monitor?
          A.    Steven Spielberg
          B.    John Huston
          C.    Spike Lee
          D.    Barry Levinson
          E.    Mike Nichols

3.    True or untrue? Beatty appeared in the motion picture “Captain The united states.”

4.    Beatty gathered a new generation of “fans” when he voiced the deceptively sinister teddy bear, Lotso, in 2010’s “Toy Story 3.” What is the just one other animated movie for which he furnished a voice?
          A.    “Cars 2”
          B.    “Rango”
          C.    “Cloudy with a Probability of Meatballs”
          D.    “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

5.    Beatty performed the supportive father of the genuine-lifetime title character in what 1993 cult basic? 

6.    Beginning with “Deliverance,” Ned Beatty appeared on the massive monitor with his good pal Burt Reynolds seven occasions (including: “White Lightning,” “W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings,” “Gator” [Beatty was uncredited], “Stroker Ace,” “Switching Channels” and “Physical Evidence”). Who arrives in next with four theatrical pairings?
          A.    Christopher Reeve
          B.    Gene Hackman
          C.    Valerie Perrine
          D.    Margot Kidder

7.    In 1976, Beatty co-starred in equally the adapted and original screenplay Oscar-winning films. What were being they?

8.    Not only did Ned Beatty play John Goodman’s father on various episodes of “Roseanne,” he also co-starred with him in two motion pictures established in New Orleans. A person was 2009’s “In the Electric Mist,” centered on James Lee Burke’s collection of acclaimed mystery novels showcasing previous Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux. The other film is what properly-liked 1996 intimate thriller?  

9.    In the 1995 miniseries, “Larry McMurtry’s Streets of Laredo,” a sequel to “Lonesome Dove,” Beatty performed the similar real-existence historical determine that Paul Newman the moment portrayed in Beatty’s second-ever movie back again in 1972. Title the motion picture, and so, the character.

10.    Ned Beatty retired from performing in 2013, with his past screen credit history currently being a supporting job in what film with a predominately Black forged?
          A.    “The Very best Male Holiday”
          B.    “Baggage Claim”
          C.    “Black Nativity”
          D.    “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” 




1.    Belzer originated the character of Munch on the present “Homicide: Daily life on the Avenue,” where by his very first companion, Stanley Bolander, was performed by Beatty.

2.    D. Even though Levinson did immediate him in two episodes of “Homicide,” for which Levinson was also one particular of the producers.

3.    True …. just not in 2011’s “Captain The united states: The First Avenger.” Rather, he played newsman Sam Kolawetz in the critically panned 1990 (pre-MCU) “Captain The us.”

4.    B

5.    “Rudy”

6.    A — “Superman,” “Superman II,” “Gray Girl Down” and “Switching Channels” 

7.    “All the President’s Men” and “Network”

8.    “The Large Easy”

9.    “The Lifestyle and Periods of Judge Roy Bean.”

10.    B