Technically not his last screen role (he was a revelation in the TV miniseries Empire Falls and he provided his vocal talents to the animated film Cars), but his swansong in Road to Perdition proved that veteran Oscar winner and philanthropist could still cut it with his contemporaries.
He played an ageing mob boss who senses that his time must be up and feels torn between business and the emotional connection he has made to his surrogate son (played by Tom Hanks) who threatens his empire. Its an understated performance throughout, but his final scene is devastating.
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