Ivan Reitman, an influential director and producer of the very popular comedy Ghostbusters National Lampoon’s Animal House and Twins, died at the age of 75.
Yesterday, Reitman’s son Jason — himself a director of movies such as Junho and Ghostbusters: Afterlife — tweeted: “I lost my hero.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who moved from a violent action movie to the comedy Twins, Kindergarten Cop, and Junior, praised the “legend” and “royal family of comedy” throughout Hollywood, thanks to Reitman.
“When the studio wanted me to focus on killing the bad guys, blasting things, and finding new ways to show off some muscles, he gave me a chance in a comedy for this Austrian action hero. I am always grateful for what I have done, “Schwarzenegger said.
“I don’t believe I’ll work with him, spend time with him, or talk about life again,” Schwarzenegger, who was planning to collaborate with Lightman in the sequel Triplet. I added.
During his decades of career, Lightman produced and directed films that helped establish major comedy stars such as Bill Murray.
Lightman created the National Lampoon Animal House, which was a hit in 1978. It has become one of the most beloved and chaotic depictions of the system of fraternity and sorority at American universities.
However, the Hollywood dynasty was launched by Ghostbusters in 1984, one of the most popular comedies ever made.
The story of four men dressed in a version of fire-fighting equipment working on marshmallow monsters and slimy green spirits to save New York from a supernatural takeover has spawned several sequels and reboots.
The four-star costume is still one of the most popular and famous Halloween costumes today.
“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Ivan Reitman. Ghostbusters’ Winston Zeddemore was played in the original and its 1989 sequel, and Ernie Hudson, who played Cameo in the 2016 reboot, tweeted. Did.
“I’m absolutely shocked,” tweeted Paul Fague, who directed the 2016 edition of all the female casts of Ghostbusters.
“I’m honored to work very closely with Ivan, and it’s always been such a learning experience. He oversaw some of my favorite comedies. All of us in laughter I owe him a lot. Thank you, Ivan. Really. “
Tom Rossman, CEO of Sony Pictures, who owns the Ghostbusters studio Columbia Pictures, praised “great talent and an even better man.”
“Tonight, a woman with a torch will cry like all of us in Colombia and movie lovers around the world,” Rothman said in a Twitter statement, referring to the historic Hollywood studio logo. wrote.
Lightman was born on October 27, 1946 in what is now Komárno, Slovakia.
His Jewish parents survived the Nazis, but four years after his birth, he fled Czechoslovakia to escape post-communism.
They eventually built their home in Toronto. He is survived by his son Jason and his daughter Catherine (also an actor and producer) and Caroline.
“He came from the survivor’s family and turned his legacy into laughter,” Jason wrote.
“Thank you for your kind message. Enjoy his movie and remember his storytelling gift. There is nothing that makes him happy.”
http://www.gulf-times.com/story/709908/Ghostbusters-director-Ivan-Reitman-dies-aged-75 Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dies at age 75