Emmy Award-winning actor Rip Torn died Tuesday, his representatives confirmed. He was 88.
Known for his work in films, TV and the stage, the veteran actor won an Emmy for his role on The Larry Sanders show. He was also known for his work in the Men in Black movie series, and earned Oscar and Tony nominations.
His Oscar nomination for supporting actor was for his portrayal of a father faced with tragedy in Cross Creek. He scored a Tony nomination in 1960 in Elia Kazan‘s production of Sweet Bird of Youth. (Variety)
- Torn was married to his one-time co-star Geraldine Page.
- Torn had a rep for wild behavior. He reportedly once tried to attack director Norman Mailer with a hammer.
- He won $950,000 in a defamation lawsuit against Dennis Hopper, who claimed Torn pulled a knife on him.