Rest in peace, Cliff Robertson. The actor died Saturday, September 10, of natural causes, just one day after his 88th birthday. He won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 1968 tearjerker 'Charly,' but is probably best known to contemporary moviegoers as Tobey Maguire's Uncle Ben in the first 'Spider-Man' film, the father figure who tells him that with great power, comes great responsibility. Click for clips from some of his most memorable movie roles, including 'Three Days of the Condor' and 'Picnic.'
Robertson made his debut in the 1955 film 'Picnic,' starring William Holden and Kim Novak.

He played a man out for revenge in Sam Fuller's crime drama 'Underworld USA' (1961).

He was hand-chosen by John F. Kennedy in 1962 to star in 'PT 109,' based on the President's exploits in World War II.

A scene from his Oscar-winning role in 'Charly,' based on the book 'Flowers for Algernon.'

As the bad guy in the thriller 'Three Days of the Condor,' opposite Robert Redford.

As Peter Parker's beloved Uncle Ben in 'Spider-Man' (2002).

[via Variety]

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