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Kumar Pallana, character actor with part in 'The Terminal,' dies in California at age 94
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
Kumar Pallana, an Indian character actor with bit parts in movies such as "The Terminal" and "The Royal Tennenbaums," has died. He was 94.
The Times reported that Kumar Pallana was a yoga instructor in Dallas when in the mid-1990s he met Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, who were working on their breakout movie "Bottle Rocket." They cast Pallana as a bumbling safe cracker.
His thick accent and diminutive stature would go on to help him steal scenes and earn parts in more films, including three more directed by Anderson and one by Steven Spielberg.