American actor Ned Beatty, who made his debut in the cult film Deliverance and later appeared in the films Nashville and Network , among others , passed away on Sunday. He was 83 years old. Beatty was a versatile actor, he played heroes and villains, comedy and tragedy.

Beatty had dozens of film and television roles to his credit. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work in Network (1976), a Golden Globe for his role in Hear my Song (1991) and two Emmys for the series Friendly Fire (1979) and Last Train Home (1990). In 2010, the actor went up for an MTV Award, when he was eligible for the Best Villain award for his voice role as Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear in Toy Story 3 .

In Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) Beatty could be seen as Otis, Lex Luthor’s henchman. The actor was often asked if he was related to actor Warren Beatty. That wasn’t the case, but Ned liked to joke in interviews that Warren was “an illegitimate uncle” of his.