10 we lost in 2017
John Heard (71) Best known for playing dad Peter McAllister in the first two Home Alone flicks. John Avildsen (81) Won an Oscar for directing the original Rocky and helmed the first three Karate Kid films. Powers Boothe (78) Menaced Bruce Willis and others with memorable menace in the Sin City movie adaptations. Miguel Ferrer (61) Bob Morton in sci-fi classic RoboCop and snared roles in Iron Man 3 and Traffic. William Peter Blatty (89) Wrote seminal horror The Exorcist and penned and directed its underrated second sequel. Michael Nyqvist (56) Shone as the original Blomkvist in the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. Adam West (88) Took Batman to colourful, and unforgettable, heights before winning new fans on Family Guy. Bill Paxton (61) From Hicks in Aliens to True Lies’ Simon, the master of scenestealing character work. John Hurt (77) Forever known for having his chest burst in Alien, but the Brit was a true legend of the screen. Roger Moore (89) The longest-serving Bond donned his stylish tuxedos to play 007 on seven separate occasions.