Hollywood Pays Tribute to John Heard
"Without a doubt, one of the best actors of his generation."
Longtime character actor John Heard, best known for his role as Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films, died Friday at the age of 71.
Heard, who rose to prominence in the 1980s in such films as Cutter's Way and Big, went on to have a career that spanned over three decades and included nearly 200 credits in film and television shows such as The Sopranos (for which he earned a best guest actor in a drama Emmy nomination in 1999), Law & Order and The Pelican Brief.
Heard was remembered by many in Hollywood following the news of his death.
John Heard- what a wonderful actor. We were in the movie Cutter’s Way together & I got to experience his artistry and dedication first hand.— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) July 22, 2017
RIP John Heard. Never not good.— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 22, 2017
Sad to hear of John Heard's passing.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) July 22, 2017
Very sad to hear that John Heard is gone. Could've been a star. Should've been a star. A truly great actor.— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) July 22, 2017
Rest In Peace, John Heard.— Alfred Molina (@OfficialMolina) July 22, 2017
#JohnHeard, with whom I worked in— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 22, 2017
"Beaches" has died, too soon. I am so sorry. Without a doubt, one of the best actors of his generation.
Rest peacefully, Mr. John Heard. You were the perfect foil, perfectly sly & a perfect gentleman. Many prayers to his family and children. pic.twitter.com/vTdEeZThfU— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) July 22, 2017
Sad to hear of John Heards passing. Did a production of Three Sisters with him years ago. Wonderful actor.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 22, 2017
I learned a lot from a very generous John Heard during shooting of Heaven Help Us. RIP John.— Andrew McCarthy (@AndrewTMcCarthy) July 22, 2017
Oh no. John Heard is gone. He was IT when I started acting. Watch him in Cutter & Bone and Chilly Scenes of Winter with Gloria Grahame. pic.twitter.com/9AFGCLI4Ih— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) July 22, 2017
I worked w/ John Heard on Beaches & had such a crush on him as a 12 y.o. Sad & floored to hear of his passing. What a week of shock & loss. pic.twitter.com/LwppFU4jvg— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) July 23, 2017
Felt inspired to write something when I heard about the passing of my friend, John Heard... pic.twitter.com/zi7gdQZYOa— Daniel Stern (@RealDanielStern) July 22, 2017