R.I.P. Ed Lauter 1938-2013

Ed Lauter passed away October 16th at the age of 74. While essentially relegated to character bits, Lauter was quite prolific, appearing in 204 roles. Instant Netflix has ten of them currently available.

The Artist

The Artist (2011) – Rated PG-13

“Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the “talkies.””

Ed plays Peppy’s butler

Starship Troopers 2

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) – Rated R

“The Starship Troopers are back to battle the Bugs. This time, the Troopers are not only besieged by giant insects, but must battle a human threat as well. When they end up stranded, their only hope is to team up with those who betrayed them.”

Ed plays General Jack Shepherd

Golden Years

Stephen King’s Golden Years (1991) – Not rated

In a top-secret U.S. military laboratory, a freak explosion exposes unsuspecting janitor Harlan Williams (Keith Szarabajka) to fallout from toxic chemicals. Williams, an older man, soon finds the accident has reversed his aging process. But the government’s plan to use him as a human guinea pig forces Williams to go on the run, setting off a nationwide manhunt. Horror writer Stephen King penned this gripping, made-for-television miniseries.

Ed plays General Louis Crewes

Netflix also has: Camille (2008), Strike Force (2003), School Ties (1992), Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), In the Custody of Strangers (1982), King Kong (1976), and The French Connection II (1975).

R.I.P. Ed Lauter – you will be missed.