Character actor Luke Askew has passed away at the age of 80.
He died at his Lake Oswego, Oregon home after a long battle with ill health on 29 March (12).
Francis Luke Askew first attended the University of Georgia and honed his acting skills in several Off-Broadway plays.
He later made his feature film debut alongside Michael Caine and Faye Dunaway in Hurry Sundown and he subsequently played a sadistic prison guard in Paul Newman's Cool Hand Luke.
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At the end of the religious nut killer thriller "Frailty," my eyes were so sore from rolling at the film's predictability and narrative loopholes I could barely see straight.
The directorial debut of actor Bill Paxton ("Titanic," "Twister") -- who also plays the movie's ax-wielding mad dad who considers himself a demon-slayer doing God's will -- the movie opens with good ol' boy Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey) dropping in at the office of an FBI agent (Powers Boothe) to spill the beans about a serial killer in the family.
It seems that when he was a boy, his widowed father (Paxton) started killing people whose names he said he got from God. It wasn't long before his younger brother got into the act too, and Fenton has been holding on to this dark secret since he was 10. But now, he says, it's time to turn his brother in as the "God's Hands" killer that the feds have been hunting for years.
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