Film Director Robert Altman (1925-2006)
The November 20, 2006 death of Robert Altman is a huge loss for Hollywood and for lovers of great movies everywhere.
FILM DIRECTOR ROBERT ALTMAN (1925-2006)
Few Hollywood film directors have had a career similar to that of Robert Altman, who died November 20, 2006 from complications due to Cancer, at age 81. Famous for such landmark films as M*A*S*H* (1970), Nashville (1975), Come Back To The Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Gosford Park (2001), and A Prairie Home Companion (2006) -- Altman was a visionary in the way in which he presented multi-layered plotlines -- without confusing the audience.
His films were always star-studded affairs, and they were famous for leaving their egos at the door, as Altman was known to piece together the best ensemble casts in most of his films, particularily the ones mentioned above. My personal favorite of all his films was THE PLAYER, which was ostensibly about the dangers of the movie industry and fanboy screenwriters who were one step away from full-blown psychopaths. THE PLAYER made Tim Robbins a star, and it remains one of my favorite who dunnit films of all-time.
Robert Altman: (February 20, 1925 - November 20, 2006)
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The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
Internet Movie Database - Robert Altman Filmography
Internet Movie Database - The Player (1992)
Internet Movie Database - M*A*S*H* (1970)