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.
|Cause of death||Lung Cancer|
|Age of death||87 years|
|Birthday||April 29, 1923|
|Death date||November 27, 2010|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I have not given much credence to reviews of my films. Sometimes they're wrong, but it didn't matter to me."Irvin Kershner
"Film is a window to the real world but a lie that makes you believe the unbelievable."Irvin Kershner
"I have not been a follower of how many millions my films made or did not make."Irvin Kershner
"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."Irvin Kershner
"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."Irvin Kershner