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Dick Miller, ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Terminator’ actor, has died


Dick Miller, the American actor who appeared in more than 100 films, has died at the age of 90.

Arguably best known for his roles in iconic cult films Gremlins and The Terminator, Miller began acting in the 1950s and went on to perform brilliantly in both film and television.

Such was Miller’s innate ability to bring character acting to a whole new level, he was repeatedly collaborating with some of film’s most high-profile directors. From Martin Scorsese and John Sayles to James Cameron and  Joe Dante who rarely made a film without Miller.

According to the industry site Variety, “Miller is survived by his wife Lainie, daughter Barbara and granddaughter Autumn”

Tributes have started to pour in for Miller as Gremlins director Joe Dante wrote: “I’m devastated to report that one of my best friends and most treasured collaborators has passed away,’ in a post on social media.

“We hit it off and every script thereafter I always looked for a role for Dick–not just because he was my friend but because I loved watching him act! But he leaves behind over 100 performances, a bio & a doc–not bad for a guy who hardly ever enjoyed a starring role,” Dante added.