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Veteran actor James Whitmore has died of lung cancer at his home in Malibu.

Whitmore’s career on stage and screen spanned more than 50 years , and his honors included both a Tony and Emmy Award as well as an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for his second movie, the hit 1949 World War II drama, Battleground.

In 2000, Whitmore won an Emmy Award as outstanding guest actor in a drama series for The Practice, and he received a 2003 Emmy nomination in the same category for Mister Sterling.

James Whitmore was 87.