Jason Robards, the actor who played Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, in the 1976 film about the Watergate scandal, All The President’s Men, has died, aged 78.
Robards won an Oscar for his performance in the film.
The actor died in Connecticut after a long battle with bowel cancer.
He was particularly noted for his performances in the plays of Eugene O’Neill.
He won consecutive Oscars as Best Supporting Actor in 1977 and 1978. His portrayal of Benjamin C. Bradlee is widely seen as an impressive performance of the “feisty” editor of the Post during the Watergate period.