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Peter Bogdanovich; Multi-Talented Filmmaker, Writer, Actor, Dies at 82

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MAY 02: Director Peter Bogdanovich attends the LA Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Gala at Ahrya Fine Arts Theater on May 02, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, critic, and historian Peter Bogdanovich has died at 82 years old, as told by The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of his death was natural causes, as disclosed by his daughter, Antonia, to THR.

Bogdanovich was mostly known as a writer/director, having directed a slew of Award-nominated films, including The Last Picture Show (1971), which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, to which Bogdanovich received two nominations. He also directed What’s Up, Doc? (1972), and Paper Moon (1973), the latter of which made actress Tatum O’Neal the youngest competitive winner in the history of the Academy Awards, when she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Aside from directing and writing films, Bogdanovich was also a highly prolific actor, mostly known for starring in The Sopranos (1999-2007) as Dr. Elliot Kupferberg, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco)’s psychologist. He also recently made a cameo in It: Chapter Two (2019) as himself, directing Bill Denrbough (James McAvoy)’s ficitious movie.

Tributes poured over social media, on Bogdanovich’s death, with many high-profile filmmakers and publications thanking his contributions to the history of cinema.

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro said that Bogdanovich “birthed masterpieces as a director and was a most genial human.”

Guillermo del Toro on Twitter: “Peter Bogdanovich passed away. He was a dear friend and a champion of Cinema. He birthed masterpieces as a director and was a most genial human. He single-handedly interviewed and enshrined the lives and work of more classic filmmakers than almost anyone else in his generation. pic.twitter.com/hL08ORCilN / Twitter”

Peter Bogdanovich passed away. He was a dear friend and a champion of Cinema. He birthed masterpieces as a director and was a most genial human. He single-handedly interviewed and enshrined the lives and work of more classic filmmakers than almost anyone else in his generation. pic.twitter.com/hL08ORCilN

One of the stars of What’s Up, Doc?, Barbra Streisand, addressed that Peter always made her laugh, and will continue to make everyone laugh up there:

Barbra Streisand on Twitter: “Peter always made me laugh! He’ll keep making them laugh up there too. May he rest in peace. #PeterBogdanovich pic.twitter.com/FIl0Hf6pif / Twitter”

Peter always made me laugh! He’ll keep making them laugh up there too. May he rest in peace. #PeterBogdanovich pic.twitter.com/FIl0Hf6pif

Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli called Bogdanovich a “true American original”, while Bogdanovich’s co-star in the series, Lorraine Bracco, expressed that she is “heartbroken” to hear about her “pal” Peter:

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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