His family said in a statement that Pinsent died in his sleep.
“Gordon Pinsent was one of Canada’s most iconic actors,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday on Twitter. “He was passionate, captivating and endlessly talented.”
He played a role in the 1968 Steve McQueen movie, ‘The Thomas Crown Affair,’ and portrayed the U.S. president in director Joseph Sargent’s 1970 film, ‘Colossus: The Forbin Project.’ In the 2001 movie ‘The Shipping News,’ Pinsent played newspaperman Billy Pretty, and during filming, he helped other cast members perfect the Newfoundland accent.
Pinsent starred in ‘Away from Her’ when he was 76. Polley said as she read the Alice Munro short story, ‘The Bear Came Over The Mountain,’ she envisioned a film starring Pinsent.
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ dominates at SAG Awards
AP – The unlikely awards season juggernaut ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ marched on at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and even gathered steam with wins not just for best ensemble, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan but also for Jamie Lee Curtis.
But the clearest result of the SAG Awards was the overwhelming success of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s madcap multiverse tale, which has now used its hotdog fingers to snag top honors from the acting, directing and producing guilds. Only one film (‘Apollo 13’) had won all three and not gone on to win best picture at the Oscars.