Died Today: Irvin Kershner (1923–2010)

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irvinkershner.jpg “Empire Strikes Back” Director Irvin Kershner

Born: Isadore Kershner
April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: November 27, 2010 (age 87) in Los Angeles, California, USA

[on why George Lucas asked him to direct Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980)] Of all the younger guys around, all the hot shots, why me? I remember he said, “Well, because you know everything a Hollywood director is supposed to know, but you’re not Hollywood”. I liked that.
STAR WARSStar Wars
1977
dir. by George Lucas
starring
Harrison Ford
Hamill
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACKThe Empire Strikes Back
1980
dir. Irvin Kershner
Starring
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams

 

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