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UPDATE: Earlier reports that claimed Tony Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer are currently unconfirmed, with Deadline reporting — via Scott's widow, Donna — that this was not the case at all. A full investigation is underway and an autopsy is pending.
Tony Scott, director of such hit films as "Top Gun," "Crimson Tide" and "Man on Fire," has died after jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, Calif., on Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles police tell the Los Angeles Times. He was 68. Get More »
With great power comes great responsibility.
It's a lesson Peter Parker learned when his Uncle Ben died. And it's a lesson all of Hollywood learned thanks to Cliff Robertson, the actor who played Uncle Ben in "Spider-Man" -- and who USA Today reports died Saturday at the age of 88.
Though Robertson was known to modern film fans mostly for his role as "Uncle Ben" in Sam Raimi's 2002 blockbuster "Spider-Man," the actor had a long and distinguished career that was capped off in 1969 when he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the moving sci-fi drama "Charly," where he played a mentally disabled man who is subjected to intelligence boosting experiments. Get More »