Monday, November 29, 2010

RIP Irvin Kershner

Irvin Kershner, ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Director, Dies at 87:

Irvin Kershner, the veteran filmmaker who directed the pivotal 1980 “Star Wars” sequel “The Empire Strikes Back,” as well as big-budget features like “Never Say Never Again” and “Robocop II,” has died, Agence France-Presse reported. His goddaughter Adriana Santini told Agence France-Presse that he died in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 87 years old.

7 comments:

Josh S. said...

Aw, man...

Fuck you, Death.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

RoboCop 2 had a big budget?

dodgerbobble said...

What the hell is going on?

He directed the best of the six movies. I watched it three times on Spike Star Wars marathon this weekend.

Yeah, I'm a dork.

RIP Mr. Kershner.

Josh S. said...

The man was willing and able to say no to George Lucas, and we were all better for it.

Jason said...

Just to liven up this thread a bit (at least until the official thread launches later today for this purpose):

Happy Birthday, Vin! Here's wishing you good health and a World Series this year.

karina said...

Awww, that's very sad.

Josh, that's one of the reasons we need Pablo Sandoval to be a Death Eater :(

Paul said...

my favorite movie of all time. Thank you so much Irvin!