12-30-2023, 7:36 PM

Tom Wilkinson passes away at age 75

Tom Wilkinson, best known for his roles in "The Full Monty" and "Batman Begins," died unexpectedly Saturday at his home, according to his family. The Oscar-nominated actor died at the age of 75.

"It is with great sadness that the family of Tom Wilkinson announces his untimely death on December 30th at home." His wife and family were with him, according to his publicist. "The family asks for privacy at this time."

Wilkinson was best known for his role as Gerald Cooper, a former steel mill foreman, in "The Full Monty," a 1997 comedy about a group of unemployed steel workers who form a male striptease act.

He also appeared in "Batman Begins," "Valkyrie," "Michael Clayton," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

He received an Academy Award nomination for best actor for "In The Bedroom" and an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for "Michael Clayton."

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