Hugh Jackman and Alec Baldwin are among the stars who have paid tribute to late movie veteran Eli Wallach.

News of Wallach's death at the age of 98 broke this week (beg22Jun14) and a number of his famous fans have spoken out to remember the character actor, who enjoyed roles in film classics such as The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Australian movie star Hugh Jackman offered his condolences in a post on on Wednesday (25Jun14), writing, "Rest in peace Eli Wallach. Truly one of the greats," while Baldwin retweeted a picture of himself standing next to the Hollywood veteran at a red carpet event.

Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, adds, "Farewell, the amazing Eli Wallach. Features in my favourite shot in cinema when he runs round the cemetery in The Good, The Bad & The Ugly."

Actress Rose MCGowan shared an early picture of Wallach on her page and added in a caption, "Respect. Eli Wallach. What an actor."