Fans mourn the loss of this beloved Oscar-nominated star of ‘Scarface’

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, Robert Loggia, from left, F. Murray Abraham, Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, and Martin Bregman pose together onstage during the "Scarface" Legacy Celebration Event in Los Angeles. Loggia, who played drug lords and mobsters and danced with Tom Hanks in "Big," has died at age 85. His wife Aubrey Loggia said Loggia died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at his home in Los Angeles after a five year battle with Alzheimer's. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Robert Loggia, an actor who appeared in many big box-office movies, has died at age 85 after suffering from Alzheimers disease for the past five years, according to Variety magazine.

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Loggia was nominated for a Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as a private detective in “Jagged Edge” in 1986.

Other film credits include: “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Independence Day,” “Big,” “Problem Child” and “Scarface.”

Actor Robert Loggia arrives at "Scarface" Legacy Celebration Event in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. "Scarface" will be released on Blu-ray September 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actor Robert Loggia arrives at a “Scarface” Legacy Celebration Event in 2011 in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)


Perhaps his most memorable role was a comic turn as the toy company boss in “Big.” In a famous scene, he and Hanks, as a boy in a man’s body, dance on a giant toy keyboard in joyful duets of “Chopsticks” and “Heart and Soul.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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