Elmore Leonard Dies: Hollywood Reacts on Twitter
Elmore Leonard was big with Hollywood.
His work inspired Justified, Get Shorty, Out of Sight and 3:10 to Yuma, among other titles.
So it's only fitting that after the legendary writer passed away Tuesday due to complications of a stroke, actors, writers, directors and executives are among those mourning his death.
Spinal Tap star Michael McKean, who also shared his thoughts on Twitter, told The Hollywood Reporter exclusively of Leonard: "He put us right in the room with those great, awful people every time, guaranteed."
See what the stars had to say about Leonard on Twitter:
Elmore Leonard died today. Novelist of HOMBRE, OUT OF SIGHT, JACKIE BROWN, etc. I love his 10 rules of writing... http://t.co/QgGfgyLftb— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) August 20, 2013
Elmore Leonard was a huge inspiration to me and one of the greatest American writers of all time. A very sad day.— Carlton Cuse (@CarltonCuse) August 20, 2013
One of my favourite authors has just passed away, the great Elmore Leonard. But what an amazing legacy of crime fiction he leaves behind.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 20, 2013
RIP Elmore Leonard, 87. The elusive secret of writing (45) successful novels: "leave out the boring parts."— Ben Sherwood (@BenSherwoodABC) August 20, 2013
RIP to the great Elmore Leonard. Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown, 3:10 to Yuma, The Big Bounce, so many more. #legend— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) August 20, 2013
Apart from his great crime writing Elmore Leonard produced some brilliant westerns. Check out Escape From Five Shadows— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 20, 2013
Met him 25 years ago. Humble, generous man. RIP. Elmore Leonard, Who Refined the Crime Thriller, Dies at 87 http://t.co/ADOr3zn9SN— Gigi Levangie Grazer (@GigiLevangie) August 20, 2013
RIP Elmore Leonard, Master of Crime Fiction http://t.co/SW1ODJNt7D— Glen Mazzara (@glenmazzara) August 20, 2013
Oh dear. My mom was just saying last night how devastating it is when a favorite author dies and she's gonna wake up to Elmore Leonard? Sad.— julieplec (@julieplec) August 20, 2013
Show me a writer who's written about crime and I'll show you a disciple of Elmore Leonard.— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 20, 2013
RIP Elmore Leonard. One of my greatest inspirations and all-time heroes. He died writing his 46th book.— Pat Healy (@Pat_Healy) August 20, 2013