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Remembering James Garner, A Maverick On and Off Screen

It is my custom to celebrate lives, not mourn deaths. On the occasion of James Garner’s passing at age 86, I would like to recall the man and his work by sharing this interview.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • July 20, 2014 1:30 PM
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RIP Paul Mazursky, Brilliant Hollywood Writer-Director (VIDEO INTERVIEW AND CLIPS)

After battling a long illness, writer-director Paul Mazursky died in Los Angeles on June 30 of pulmonary cardiac arrest. He was 84. Luckily for me, some years ago my friend Joan Cohen pulled me into an annual dinner party held around the time of the Oscars with Paul and Betsy Mazursky and other close friends. I looked forward to it every year, as Mazursky would hold forth--hilariously-- on Hollywood, moviemaking, and the new films of the day, which he wrote about for Vanity Fair in recent years. He was an ardent cinephile and Academy voter with strongly held opinions.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 1, 2014 3:45 PM
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Eli Wallach, Whose Career Spanned Six Decades, Dies at 98 (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

Eli Wallach, the veteran actor of screen and stage, died yesterday at age 98.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 25, 2014 11:39 AM
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RIP Eli Wallach, 98 (VIDEO)

It doesn't get better than this. Check out the confrontation between Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach--who just died at age 98--in Sergio Leone's must-see western "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 25, 2014 1:47 AM
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RIP Gordon Willis, Master of Cinematic Chiaroscuro (CLIPS)

Virtuoso cinematographer Gordon Willis, trailblazer of the New Hollywood who gave us everything from 1920s New York in "The Godfather" to 1970s Manhattan in the films of Woody Allen, has died. He was 82.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 19, 2014 1:24 PM
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RIP H.R. Giger, Who Gave Us the Oscar-Winning Xenomorph in 'Alien' and Other Fantastically Macabre Art (VIDEOS)

The famed Surrealist artist H.R. Giger, best known for his game-changing designs on Ridley Scott's "Alien," has died at age 74. He had been hospitalized after a fall down the stairs in his Zurich home.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 13, 2014 3:40 PM
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RIP Bob Hoskins, Who Has Died at Age 71 (CLIPS)

Legendary English character actor Bob Hoskins has died at age 71, nearly two years after Parkinson's Disease forced him to retire from acting.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 30, 2014 3:56 PM
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RIP Michael Glawogger, Radical Director Who Died a Workingman's Death at Age 54

Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger, who worked under-the-radar and pushed himself to the brink as a documentary and feature filmmaker, has passed away at age 54 in Africa. He died from Malaria while working on his latest film.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2014 12:16 PM
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RIP Danny Anker: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker was 50

Sad to share the news that documentary filmmaker Danny Anker died Monday morning of lymphoma, at the age of 50. He was an Oscar-nominated director (Best Documentary Feature) for "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" (2000), which was a selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won a Primetime Emmy in 2001.
  • By Annette Insdorf
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  • April 21, 2014 10:22 PM
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R.I.P Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

In the wake of Mickey Rooney's death Sunday at age 93, much will be written -- and should be written -- about his glory days at MGM, his multiple co-star pairings with Judy Garland, and his lengthy run in the once-popular Andy Hardy franchise. But, truth to tell, I will continue to remember Rooney best for two of his finest achievements as a character actor.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • April 7, 2014 8:27 AM
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