Peter Bogdanovich, who directed films such as The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, died at the age of 82.
His daughter, Antonia, said he died of nature at his home in Los Angeles.
Born in New York in 1939, Bogdanovich started out as a film journalist and critic.
He also held a series of retrospective exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. There, he took him to watch a movie of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton when his father was five years old.
Known as one of the directors of “New Hollywood,” he helped the Wild Angels, directed by Roger Corman in 1966 and starring Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra.
After it was successful, he oversaw his own project, Targets, in 1968, and critics praised it.
The Last Picture Show, starring Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd, is an adult drama about high school students.
Released in 1971, it has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Paper Moon, a comedy-drama released in 1973, starred father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O’Neill. She became the youngest winner in the history of the Academy Awards when she chose Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 10.
Bogdanovich’s personal life also included a drama. During the production of The Last Picture Show, he had a relationship with Cybill Shepherd, who was married to a close collaborator, Polyplat.
After another girlfriend, Dorothy Stratten, was murdered, he married his 29-year-old sister, Louise.
Director Francis Ford Coppola described Bogdanovich’s death as “ravaged” and described him as “a wonderful and great artist.”
Coppola said he would never forget to attend the premiere of the last show. After that, the audience was applauded, saying, “It will last for 15 minutes easily.”
Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro tweeted that Bogdanovich is a “movie champion” who is “the creator of the masterpiece” and “the kindest person”.
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