Robert Loggia, Hollywood tough guy, dies at 85; watch these Loggia movies on Netflix


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Robert Loggia, the gravelly voiced actor whose roles in such films as “Scarface,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Big” and “Independence Day” generally consisted of tough guys with (occasionally) soft hearts, has died. He was 85.

Loggia died at noon Friday at his home in Brentwood, California, after a five-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to his wife of 41 years, Audrey Loggia.

Enjoy the following works of Loggia, all of which are currently streaming on Netflix:

“Over the Top” (1987): Loggia is a wealthy but controlling grandfather in this 1980s Syvester Stallone classic. Stallone plays an arm-wrestling trucker who wants to win the love of his estranged son. But Loggia doesn’t want that to happen.

“Murder, She Wrote” (TV) (1984): Loggia plays a casino-hotel-owner in the 1984 TV episode “Death Casts a Spell.” The show lasted 12 seasons and focused on a mystery writer who uses her charm and intellect to get to the bottom of crime.

“Apostle Peter and the Last Supper” (2012): Loggia plays the elderly Apostle Peter in this adaption of the New Testament. In the movie, Saint Peter tells his jailer about his time with Jesus.

“Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie” (2012): Two would-be movie-makers squander $1 billion of a corporation’s money and must figure out how to pay it back. Loggia plays Tommy Schlaaang who gave them the money in this comedy, which also has Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.

“The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries” (TV) (1978): Loggia has an appearance in a 1978 “Hardy Boys” episode entitled “Dangerous Waters.” The family mystery focused on the adventures of three teenage detectives, two of which are brothers.

“Wide Awake” (1998): This family comedy focuses on a 10-year-old boy who goes searching for God after his beloved grandfather, played by Loggia, dies.

“An Evergreen Christmas” (2014): Loggia plays “Pops” in this family Christmas comedy.

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