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TOH! Remembers Talent the Film Community Lost in 2013 (PART 1)

Thompson on Hollywood 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.
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Ray Harryhausen
Ray Harryhausen

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

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

Patrice Chereau
Patrice Chereau

Born: 1944

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

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