‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle’ Director Danny Leiner Dies at 57

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‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle’ Director Danny Leiner Dies at 57
Danny Leiner, who directed two stoner classics in “Dude, Where’s My Car?” and “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” has died at 57 after “a long illness.” Ross Putnam, who produced several films with Leiner, announced the news on Facebook. “If there’s one thing I can say about Danny the professional, it’s that he refused to let us settle for anything less than our best,” Putman wrote in his post.

“He pushed us to do what he knew we were capable of. Danny the person was sardonic, sharp, and savvy, with a love for culture and comedy of all kinds. It hasn’t really sunk in yet, but the world has lost a good one.”

Born May 13, 1961, Leiner graduated from Suny Purchase and made his feature debut in 1996 with “Layin’ Low.”

Kal Penn and John Cho, who starred in “Harold and Kumar” and its two sequels, reacted
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