Wednesday, December 01, 2010

RIP Irvin Kershner - Empire Strikes Back director

Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner has passed away at 87, according to a Yahoo News article sent in by Nelson. Kershner died Saturday at home following a 3 1/2-year battle with lung cancer.

Some of Kershner's other notable movie credits are: "Never Say Never Again, "A Fine Madness", "The Flim-Flam Man", "Loving", "The Eyes of Laura Mars", "Raid on Entebbe" which earned him an Emmy nomination for direction and Robocop 2 among many others.

Check out the complete Yahoo News article here


Nelson said...

He did a perfect job on Empire.

Just remembered that Kershner was also in "The Last Temptation of Christ," as the guy who was about to cast the first stone but was stopped by Jesus.

Quite the Renaissance man. He will be missed.

Beam Me Up said...

Yep, I read up on some of his projects and it is an amazing group of work.