The world of cinema and the world of entertainment has taken another blow this weekend as Oscar winning director has died at the age of 90. Attenborough is responsible for giving moviegoers some of the best moments in movie history both in front of the camera and behind it over the course of his career.
Attenborough is best known to modern moviegoers as John Hammond, the architect in Jurassic Park but his career is so much deeper and richer than that. He won an Academy Award for his direction of Ben Kingsley in the 1982 film Gahndi and Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe wins for his roles in The Sand Pebbles as well as Doctor Doolittle.
His death is being mourned all over the world, with British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeting his remembrance of Attenborough’s career.
His acting in “Brighton Rock” was brilliant, his directing of “Gandhi” was stunning – Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) August 24, 2014
Attenborough thankfully lived a full life and played out an extraordinary career, but his loss is still something that moviegoers all over the world are still reeling over.
His death comes in the same month that fellow Oscar winners Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams also died, with all three leaving behind a collective body of work that is unmatchable in every single way imaginable.