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It was recently reported that Richard Attenborough, the man who directed "Gandhi" and starred in "Jurassic Park," passed away. In "Jurassic Park," he played John Hammond, the creator of the park. Now that director Colin Trevorrow is working on "Jurassic World," he shared a photo from the set as a way to honor the actor. The photo is of a statue of Attenborough/Hammond that will likely greet park visitors in the new film. It's not clear if Hammond is no longer alive in the movie, but the statue will now have an extra significance to it. Check out the photo below. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
We were all saddened at the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, a man whose career spanned over 70 years and earned him two Oscars for his directorial masterpiece, Gandhi, as well as two Golden Globes for performances in The Sand Pebbles and Doctor Doolittle.Most know Attenborough best for his role as the entrepreneur John Hammond, who in the 1993 film Jurassic Park envisioned a state of the art park where people could witness real life dinosaurs. Attenborough charmed audiences with Hammond’s enthusiasm, however misguided, but never played Hammond as a buffoon, instead giving the character a sad, almost tragic edge.
- Sarah Moran
Four interesting tidbits coming atcha that we neglected to discuss for multiple reasons. If you hadn't yet heard them, they'll feel like brand new news to you.
In what is clearly understood to be an awards-traction move, Jon Favreau's sleeper hit Chef will be coming back to theaters this Friday in wide release. I'm not sure it has the critical oomph to win any nominations and it didn't have the box office size to make that a non-issue (a la gargantuan hits like My Big Fat Greek Wedding) but could it sleeper hit its way into, say, The Screenplay race? I'm realizing I neglected to consider it at all there which is an obvious mistake. I had a really good time watching it with friends though; it's an easy sit and safe for diverse groups of viewers. My favorite visual was ScarJo eating a bowl of pasta but my »
- NATHANIEL R
It was so eerie discussing Lord Richard Attenborough and "Gandhi" with Sir Ben Kingsley on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, and then hearing of Attenborough's passing on Sunday, just five days before his 91st birthday. Attenborough was the first director I ever interviewed as a senior at Cal State Northridge, and I couldn't resist revisiting the breakthrough, Oscar-winning performance with Kingsley. I recalled how Attenborough was bursting with excitement about his lifelong pet project, which was still in pre-production in 1978 when we met, describing the lynchpin scene in which the young British-trained lawyer was tossed off the train in South Africa, and how the young actor, Ben Kingsley, was going to be amazing. “Wonderful man,” Kingsley beamed. “And it’s interesting that he alluded to that scene because, for me, that was the engine of the whole performance. And after he’d seen the film, Peter Brook, a colleague and another great director, »
- Bill Desowitz
Yesterday, Scott Beggs discussed how the subject of war permeated throughout Richard Attenborough’s career both in front of and behind the camera, noting how anti-war themes ran through the former Royal Air Force flier’s directing debut in Oh! What a Lovely War to his Best Director win for Gandhi and beyond. But there’s another important aspect of Attenborough’s unique career that informed this consistent theme of pacifism: the actor/director often gravitated toward stories of activists determined to change the world and its asymmetrical relations of power. Attenborough rarely put himself in the position of liberator, but recognized and used his position of Western privilege to render the speech of others heard. Attenborough was a genteel Englishman who seemed positively aristocratic in his presentation and demeanor – his appearance made him look the part of someone who might have been quite comfortable in the role of colonizer a century ago – but he used this »
- Landon Palmer
In Memoriam. pic.twitter.com/5jL7Sh9Hpr. Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) August 25, 2014 This weekend we lost the legendary Lord Richard Attenborough, and even today his loss is still felt. The tremendous actor/director of such films as The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles, Brighton Rock, Gandhi and Chaplin left a full life and a grand legacy behind, which has mostly been highlighted by his work in Steven Spielberg's 1993 masterpiece Jurassic Park. Now while Attenborough did have an enormous legacy before his role as the eccentric John Hammond, it is that role that most modern audiences identify him with. A role that is being paid tribute by friends, colleagues, and even those who did not get to work with him, but continue his legacy tangentially. Case in point is Colin Trevorrow's tweet from last night, showcasing what can be assumed to be a memorial to John Hammond in the »
More4 will broadcast a special tribute to Lord Richard Attenborough tonight (August 26).
The one-off programme will look back at the career of the actor and director, who died aged 90 on Sunday (August 24).
"He was Deputy Chairman from 1982 to 1987, having turned down the Chairmanship as he was busy making Ghandi. He was then »
"In memoriam," Trevorrow captioned the photo.
Lord Attenborough's career milestones included starring in the classic films The Great Escape, Brighton Rock and Miracle on 34th Street, as well as earning an Academy Award for directing 1982 biopic Gandhi.
The film will be set 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park.
Gallery: Lord Richard Attenborough - Life in Pictures »
The world lost a great filmmaker and actor this past weekend with the passing of Sir Richard Attenborough. Though his directing credits included films like Gandhi, A Chorus Line, and Chaplin, many probably best remember him as the mild-mannered John Hammond from Jurassic Park. Though filming on the new Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, has wrapped, director Colin Trevorrow felt it was fitting to share a new Jurassic World image in remembrance of Attenborough, as it shows a statue memorializing his John Hammond character. Though Hammond himself likely doesn’t appear in Jurassic World, the character no doubt looms large thanks to Attenborough’s unforgettable performance. Hit the jump to take a look at the Jurassic World image. The film opens in theaters on June 12, 2015. In Memoriam. pic.twitter.com/5jL7Sh9Hpr — Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) August 25, 2014 Jurassic World Image
- Adam Chitwood
Richard Attenbourough has died at the age of 90. He is an actor and director that spanned six decades, including his most famous role in “Jurassic Park.” The British actor is probably most well known for his role as John Hammond, the visionary behind the dinosaur park in the film “Jurassic Park.” But Attenborough is also well known for his directorial turn in “Gandhi,” starring Sir Ben Kingsley as the title character. Kingsley said to the BBC, “Richard Attenborough trusted me with the crucial and central task bringing to life a dream it took him 20 years to bring to fruition. When he gave me the part of Ghandi it [ Read More ]
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Robert Downey Jr. was already a Hollywood veteran by the time he played Charlie Chaplin in 1992, but at the same time it could still be considered a breakthrough role for the quirky thesp. And for that, the Iron Man star will always be thankful to Sir Richard Attenborough, the actor and filmmaker who directed Downey's Oscar-nominated in the biopic Chaplin about the silent-film legend. Attenborough, who won two Oscars for directing and producing Gandhi, died yesterday at 90. "I'm so grateful I was able to visit Lord Attenborough recently, to deeply thank him for his contributions to cinema, his lasting impact on all who knew him, and his legacy of philanthropy, wit and kindness," Downey »
By sheer coincidence, I interviewed Sir Ben Kingsley on Saturday and the first thing we discussed was "Gandhi" and Lord Richard Attenborough. I explained that he was the first director I interviewed when I was still in college and how lucky I was to start off with this prince among men. Although the interview was ostensibly about "Magic," Sir Richard regaled me with plans for his lifelong pet project, "Gandhi," explaining how it starts off with this riveting scene in which the young British-trained lawyer is thrown off a train in South Africa for sitting in a first-class compartment, thus beginning his legendary path as the leader of Indian independence, and how this amazing young actor, Ben Kingsley, was going to dazzle us and become a major star. Sadly, the beloved actor-director and two-time Oscar-winner died on Sunday, five days short of his 91st birthday. “Wonderful man,” Kingsley beamed. “And »
- Bill Desowitz
Richard Attenborough: British actor and director Richard Attenborough has died, just shy of turning 91 years of age. His most notable film roles included turns as an incendiary punk in 1947's trail-blazing Brighton Rock, a military leader in 1963's The Great Escape, and a cuddly grandfather/misguided visionary in 1993's Jurassic Park. He became a producer in 1959 and made his directorial debut with the musical Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969, later winning two Academy Awards for 1982's Gandhi. [BBC] Matthew McConaughey: After a series of critically acclaimed roles (including Magic Mike, above), Matthew McConaughey is in big demand in Hollywood. The latest rumors involve him playing a villainous role as Randall Flag in...
- Peter Martin
Honored and adored, British actor and director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, leaving a void in the world of entertainment. Over the course of his 60-year-plus career that took him both behind (as a director and producer, of Gandhi, Shadowlands and Chaplin) and in front (as an actor) of the camera, Attenborough notched a considerable number of indelible roles. Here are some of the finer examples of his acting. The Great Escape (1963) Attenborough made a number of films with Steve McQueen, but probably none better remembered than this WWII adventure classic, largely responsible for the "motley crew of outcasts band together »
British actor Richard Attenborough died Sunday at 90 years old. Though he was a celebrated director, winning two Oscars for best picture and best director for 1982's Gandhi, he was probably best known by many for his roles in Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park. Those who love the movie (myself included) will always remember his famous line: "Welcome to Jurassic Park." Take a look at the clip - the line happens at 2:10 - and remember a truly great filmmaker. Front Page Image Source: Universal Pictures »
Richard Attenborough, the British actor and director known for his acclaimed work both in front of and behind the camera, has died. He was 90.
Attenborough's celebrated career spanned more than six decades, beginning with his film acting debut in 1942 Best Picture Oscar winner "In Which We Serve." He went on to become an accomplished director as well, snagging the Best Director Academy Award for the 1982 film "Gandhi," which won eight Oscars.
While he continued to direct into the 1990s, helming the Robert Downey Jr.-starring "Chaplin" in 1992, he was perhaps best known to the Millennial generation for a pair of performances in beloved '90s flicks "Jurassic Park" and "Miracle on 34th Street." In the former, Attenborough played eccentric billionaire John Hammond, who bankrolled the titular dinosaur-filled theme park; in the latter remake, he played Santa Claus.
Attenborough, who attained the title of Lord in his native Britain, was remembered by U. »
- Katie Roberts
Richard Attenborough: British actor and director Richard Attenborough has died, just shy of turning 91 years of age. His most notable films roles included his turns as an incendiary punk in 1947's trailblazing Brighton Rock, a military leader in 1963's The Great Escape and a cuddly grandfather/misguided visionary in 1993's Jurassic Park. He became a producer in 1959 and made his directorial debut with the musical Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969, later winning two Academy Awards for 1982's Gandhi. [BBC] Matthew McConaughey: After a series of critically acclaimed roles (including Magic Mike, above), Matthew McConaughey is in big demand in Hollywood. The latest rumors involve him playing a villainous role as Randall Flag in the upcoming adaptation...
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Director and actor Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. An acclaimed performer who seamlessly segued from working in front of the camera to behind it, Attenborough earned two Oscars for his illuminating biopic Gandhi, for Best Picture and Best Director at the 1983 ceremony.
That victory came after a long and fruitful career in cinema for Attenborough, which began with an uncredited role as a deserting sailor in 1942 pic In Which We Serve. The British actor’s breakthrough role came five years later, in John Boulting’s adaptation of the Graham Greene novel Brighton Rock. From there, Attenborough’s star continued to climb. He would go on to work prolifically in British cinema, appearing in many comedies including Private’s Progress and I’m All Right Jack. Attenborough also succeeded on the stage, leading the West End production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap for a time.
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- Isaac Feldberg
An actor, director and producer, Lord Richard Attenborough had the kind of expansive career that found him spoofed by Monty Python and accepted into British nobility. His work touched different generations of cinema lovers, with the likes of "Jurassic Park," "Gandhi" and "Oh! What A Lovely War" each marking unique moments in the filmmaker's career. Attenborough passed away this weekend at the age of 90, and while there are many entry points into his filmography, it might be wise to start at what is arguably his most acclaimed picture. 1982's "Gandhi" is an epic three hour plus look at the life of the indian lawyer turned nonviolent activist and global figure that swept the Oscars. Nominated in 11 categories, the film won eight including Best Director for Attenborough and Best Picture (Ben Kingsley also won for Best Actor). And below, you can see vintage footage of the 1983 Academy Awards, in which Attenborough accepts both honors. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sir Richard Attenborough, an actor who appeared in more than seventy films, including "Jurassic Park," has died at the age of 90. Attenborough was also a producer and a director, most famously spending twenty years trying to bring the life of Mahatma Gandhi to the big script. He eventually accomplished this with "Gandhi," which won eight Oscars, including one for Best Director, for him. In addition to "Jurassic Park," the actor has appeared in such films as "The Great Escape," "Dr. Dolittle." He later return for "Jurassic Park: The Lost World" and is featured on Universal Studios' "Jurassic Park" ride. "Dickie Attenborough was passionate about everything in his life . family, friends, country and career," Steven Spielberg said in a statement. "He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic 'Ghandi,' and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in 'Jurassic Park. »
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