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Hollywood’s golden age veteran director Peter Bogdanovich dies at 82

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One of the most renowned directors in Hollywood, Peter Bogdanovich took his last breath at the age of 82 on January 6. His daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter, but did not specifically say the actual cause of his death. But, later his family added saying, “Our dearest Peter passed away today from complications of Parkinson’s disease.”

Bogdanovich was critically acclaimed as a new age director and also got nominated for Oscar for his film ‘The Last Picture Show’ in 1971. The film also received eight Academy Awards and Bogdanovich received the Best Director Award.

Peter Bogdanovich started his career as a film journalist, until he got hired to work on veteran director Roger Corman’s ‘The Wild Angels’ (1966). After the huge success of the film, Bogdanovich started his career as a director in ‘Targets’ (1968). Since then, he directed numerous remarkable films such as ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ (1972), ‘Paper Moon’ (1973), ‘Daisey Miller’ (1974) and many more. These films have become commercially successful at the box office and also earned Golden Globe Awards.

His cult classic films ‘Saint Jack’ (1979) and ‘They all Laughed’ (1981) are still remembered by audiences and people still cherish these films. After his girlfriend, Dorothy Stratten’s death, he took a long gap for four years from work and came back with ‘Mask’ in 1985. But before directing the film, Bogdanovich wrote a memoir on his late girlfriend titled, ‘The Killing Of The Unicorn’.

After that, Bogdanovich went on to direct many critically acclaimed films such as ‘Noises Off’ (1992), ‘The Thing Called Love’ (1993), ‘The Cat’s Meow’ (2001), ‘She’s Funny That Way’ (2014) and many more. Later, he had also acted in a film ‘The Other Side Of The Wind’ and a HBO series ‘The Sapranos’ in 2018. He also won Grammy Awards for his film ‘Runnin’ Down A Dream’ (2007) as Best Music Film.

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