How Irvin Kershner Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Irvin Kershner reached the impressive age of 87 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous director.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Director of the classic science fiction film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

He was an instructor at the University of Southern California film school and a mentor to George Lucas, who approached him to direct the Star Wars sequel.

He originally turned down Lucas’ offer, but relented after assurances he would have complete directorial control.

How did Irvin Kershner die?

Irvin Kershner's death was caused by Lung Cancer.

He was 87. The cause was complications of cancer, his son David said.

Information about the death of Irvin Kershner
Cause of deathLung Cancer
Age of death87 years
ProfessionDirector
BirthdayApril 29, 1923
Death dateNovember 27, 2010
Place of deathLos Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

"I have not given much credence to reviews of my films. Sometimes they're wrong, but it didn't matter to me."

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"Film is a window to the real world but a lie that makes you believe the unbelievable."

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"I have not been a follower of how many millions my films made or did not make."

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"In the last ten years of watching films I have found that some of the foreign films I saw affected me most. One American film that stands out for me for its workmanship and artistry is 'Ratatouille.' It was an astonishing effort in filmmaking."

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"I love my early movies, but naturalism is an artist's early style. Now I want to deal with feelings, dreams, an acceptance of irrationality."

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