I will miss Ed Lauter tremendously. I remember most of the movies he was in. When I saw his roles, he was kind of like Craig T. Nelson, who played on the t. v. series, "Coach", kind of mean and gruff with words that spat out like nails, but with a reason behind them. I am sure he had a "softer side of Sears" to him, too! Ed was one of those actors that you loved him or hated him, but always respected and admired him. He was a man's man, the kind of guy like the one who, unfortunately escapes me, right now, he was the lead actor in the movie, "The Stepfather", and the star of the t. v. show, "Lost", that was always on your case, but in the end you were glad he was. Ed was a tremendous talent no matter what role he had. I will miss his acting skills deeply!