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Born June 2, 1926, in Dublin, Ireland, durable character actor Milo O'Shea began his long career by showcasing his talents onstage. In the 1960s, he turned his attention to the film world, where his bristling eyebrows and impish grin soon became his trademarks.

O'Shea's first major movie role came in 1967 when he embodied protagonist Leopold Bloom in a bold screen adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses, and he memorably portrayed mad scientist Durand-Durand a year later in the campy counterculture fantasy Barbarella. O'Shea added "scene-stealer" to his résumé in 1982 when he played a crooked judge opposite Paul Newman in The Verdict.

Also known for his television work, O'Shea appeared in the groundbreaking miniseries QB VII (1974) and turned up in guest spots on sitcoms such as "The Golden Girls," "Cheers" and "Frasier." He died April 2, 2013, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

Milo O'Shea in The Verdict

The Verdict

1982 R

A washed-up, ambulance-chasing attorney gets a chance at redemption when his friend tosses him an open-and-shut medical malpractice case. But instead of accepting an easy cash settlement, he takes the powerful defendant to court.

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