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Peter Bogdanovich Dies at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated director behind The Last Picture Show (1971), Paper Moon (1973), and What’s Up, Doc? (1972), passed away at the age of 82. His daughter Antonia Bogdanovich stated that he died of natural causes.

As a director, Bogdanovich was regarded as an auteur and became most well-known for his 1971 film The Last Picture Show starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, and Cybill Shephard. The picture gave Bogdanovich two nominations. One for Best Director and the other for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. While he didn’t win, the film seized two Oscars for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, which Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman won.

Bogdanovich directed over 30 films throughout his career and won a BAFTA for Best Screenplay for The Last Picture Show. Moreover, he received a Palme d’Or nomination in 1985 for Mask starring Cher, Eric Stoltz, and Sam Elliott.

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