03-09-2009, 07:03 PM
I think he deserved it. He was an excellent actor and an oscar is a really great honor that he deserved. His death was unfortunate, but it doesn't invalidate him when his work still just recently came out. It'd be very different if this was a very old movie or he hadn't done anything good in years and was simply recognized for some bad side film, but that isn't the case.