I wrote about Peter Fonda for Through the Shattered Lens.
Peter Fonda has died from complications due to lung cancer. He was 79 years old.
As an actor, Peter Fonda never got as much respect as the rest of this family. Unlike his sister or his father, he never won an Academy Award, though he was nominated for two of them (one for writing Easy Rider and another for starring in Ulee’s Gold). During the late 80s and the 90s, he was better known for being Bridget Fonda’s father than for the majority of the films that he appeared in during that time. While the rest of his family was appearing in prestige pictures and working with directors like Fred Zinnemann, Sidney Lumet, William Wyler, Francis Ford Coppola, and Quentin Tarantino, Peter Fonda spent most of his career appearing in B-movies. But today, many of those B-movies are more fondly remembered than the big films that he missed out…
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