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    Richard Attenborough, Actor and Oscar-Winning Director of 'Gandhi,' Dies at 90

    The "Jurassic Park" actor and Academy Award-winning director has died.

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    Critic's Notebook: How Robin Williams' Snuck His Genius Into Movies

    Even in his comedy work, the late actor was more than just a funnyman.

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    R.I.P. Robert L. Drew, the Father of American Cinéma Vérité

    The family of documentary filmmaker Robert L. Drew issued this statement on his passing.

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    Gordon Willis, Legendary 'Godfather' Cinematographer, Dead at 82

    Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Gordon Willis, who helped define the look of 70s cinema and worked closely with Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Alan Pakula, died on Sunday at 82.

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    Report: Malik Bendjelloul, 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director, Committed Suicide

    Academy Award-winning documentarian Malik Bendjelloul ("Search for Sugar Man"), 36, was found dead in Stockholm on Tuesday.

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    Bob Hoskins' Last Great Performance

    The 2007 drama "Go Go Tales" showed Hoskins doing what he did best.

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    Obituary: Harold Ramis Was a Serious Filmmaker Who Made Us Laugh

    It’s appropriate that Harold Ramis played the straight-faced, data-crunching member of the Ghostbusters, because he had all the big ideas. More than just the nice guy from the Second City class that defined American movie comedy post-1980 both behind and in front of the camera, Ramis was a serious f...

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    Critic's Notebook: How Philip Seymour Hoffman Rescued American Movies

    Nobody could mess with a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance.

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    Ned Vizzini, Author of 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' and TV Writer, Has Died at 32

    Bestselling author, television writer and essayist Ned Vizzini died Thursday, The Los Angeles Times reports. The cause of death was suicide.

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    Richard D. Heffner, 'Least-Known Most Powerful Person in Hollywood,' Dies at 88

    Historian, educator and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner, who, for two decades was in charge of the film industry's ratings board and was the creator and host of "The Open Mind" on public television, died at 88, The New York Times reports.

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