Monday, November 29, 2010

You Know When You're Getting Old...

Director of The Empire Strikes Back, Irvin Kershner died today at the age of 87. George Lucas commented on his passing and looked at Kershner as a mentor.TESB is still considered a fan favorite as one of the best movies in the Star Wars series, and it was with Kershner at the helm that it became something great.

Kershner also directed the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, Robocop 2, and S*P*Y*S.

And just yesterday Leslie Nielson, best known for his roles in Airplane! and Naked Gun movies passed away at the age of 84. His career is best known for comedies, but he had a pretty stable tv lineup in the 1950's as a dramatic actor. Both of these men helped to define the action and comedy of the 1980's.

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