Ned Beatty, whose first film role in 1972's "Deliverance" launched him on a long career, has died at 83. Look back at photos of his life and career.
Director-producer Robert Altman, right, shares a laugh with actor Ned Beatty prior to the 25th anniversary screening of "Nashville" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, June 22, 2000. Beatty portrayed Delbert Reese in Altman's film. (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)
In this Thursday, March 8, 2007, file photo, actor Ned Beatty arrives at the premiere of the movie "Shooter," in Los Angeles. Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role, as a genial vacationer brutally raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance,” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, died Sunday, June 13, 2021. He was 83. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)
Jesse Jackson, in a light-hearted mood, jams food into the mouth of actor Ned Beatty at the Soul Brothers Kitchen in Oakland, Friday, May 21, 1988 following a downtown rally. Kitchen owner Rip Wilson, to Jackson’s right, cheers the effort. Man at left is unidentified. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
Actors Ned Beatty, left, and Alan Cumming arrive for the 2007 Spirit Awards Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Actor Ned Beatty and his wife Sandra Johnson arrive at the premiere of ''Shooter,'' Thursday, March 8, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role in 1972's "Deliverance" launched him on a long career, has died. He was 83.
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