Hollywood star Tom Hanks has paid tribute to his “Big” co-star Robert Loggia, who has died aged 85.
The actors both took part in Big’s iconic piano scene, where Hanks’ Josh and Loggia’s toy company owner Mr MacMillan play a giant keyboard with their feet, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Hanks tweeted: “Farewell, Robert Loggia. A great actor in heart and soul … A sad day. Hanx”.
Farewell, Robert Loggia. A great actor in heart and soul … A sad day. Hanx
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) December 5, 2015
Loggia was a well-known character actor, with early roles in films such “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, “Revenge of the Pink Panther” and “Somebody Up There Likes Me”. He made his name as drug kingpin Frank Lopez in “Scarface”.
He later achieved an Academy Award nomination as private detective Sam Ransom in 1985’s “Jagged Edge”.
Loggia also played Feech La Manna in “The Sopranos”, and had a guest role in “Malcolm in the Middle”.