By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 23, 2013 at 11:00AM
As Part 1 in our series of "TOH! Remembers" posts, we look back at some of the talent the film community lost in 2013.
Who: Ray Harryhausen
Born: June 29, 1920
Known for: Pioneering work as creator of stop-motion special effects
Career breakout: “Mighty Joe Young”
High Point: The sword-fight of the skeletons in “Jason and the Argonauts”
Low Point: CGI
Yes, it's true: Was referenced in the song “Worried About Ray’ by The Hoosiers. --John Anderson
Who: Patrice Chéreau
Known for: Prolific opera, theater, and movie director, who also acted
Career breakout: Appointed director of suburban Parisian theater at age of 22
High point: In film, "La Reine Margot" ("Queen Margot") awarded the Jury Prize and Best Actress Award (for Virna Lisi) in Cannes in 1994, as well as three Cesar nominations; won Cesar for Best Director, "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train," 1998.
Low point: His now-beloved Marxist production of the Ring cycle at Bayreuth was booed at its debut in 1976
Yes, it's true: In his only English language film "Intimacy," (2001), stars Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox had actual (although notably unerotic) sex onscreen; Chereau was the longtime partner of French actor Pascal Greggory; he worked until a few hours before his death. --Meredith Brody