NED BEATTY. Glossy 8×10 black and white chest-up lobby still portrait from The Toy (1982), boldly signed and inscribed in silver paint ink, “Nick/God Bless You/Ned Beatty.” Very fine condition. The prolific character actor has appeared in scores of films and television series, winning an Oscar nomination for his performance in Network (1976). In 2004, Beatty caused a minor scandal while appearing in the role of Big Daddy in a Broadway revival of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. Having won glowing reviews and a Tony Award nomination for his performance, Beatty gave a widely publicized interview in which he expressed his loathing for New York and sourly dissed his two co-stars, Ashley Judd and Jason Patric. Tony voters retaliated by denying him the award that almost everyone had been expecting him to win.