Buddy Duress, Good Time Co-Star, Dead at 38

Buddy Duress, who co-starred alongside Robert Pattinson in the Safdie Brothers’ Good Time, has died at the age of 38.

According to People, Duress died of “a cardiac arrest from a drug cocktail” in November 2023. His death was confirmed to People by his brother, Christopher Stathis.

Duress made his acting debut in the Safdie Brothers’ 2014 film Heaven Knows What, in which he played a drug dealer named Mike. Duress initially met co-director Josh Safdie while on the run after skipping out on a drug in-patient program. He ultimately missed the film’s premiere as he was apprehended by police and sent back to prison.

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In 2017, following his release from prison, Duress reconnected with the Safdie Brothers for the crime thriller Good Time. The film, partially based off of his own journal, featured Duress in the role of the career criminal Ray, opposite Pattinson and Benny Safdie.

Duress also appeared in such films as 86’dThe MountainThe Great Darkened Days, PVT Chat, and Flinch.

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