Edward Herrmann dies: Five notable film roles

January 1, 2015 12:24 AM

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The actor Edward Herrmann, who died Wednesday at the age of 71, is perhaps best known for his role as a kindhearted patriarch on seven seasons of TV's "Gilmore Girls." While he most often served as a supporting player, the Emmy and Tony winner leaves behind a long and diverse body of work, including a number of memorable films. Here are five.

Written and directed by Kieth Merrill, this relatively obscure indie comedy featured a rare leading-man part for Herrmann. He played Harry Johnson, a postman who takes up his late aunt's fight against the IRS and ends up declaring war on the agency — complete with his own tank. "Harry's War" costarr...

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