Peter Bogdanovich eight time Oscar nominee director dies at age 82

Peter Bogdanovich, the American film director known for films like The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, died on Thursday at the age of 82, according to his agent.

The New Yorker’s work became associated with 1970s New Hollywood.


He received eight Oscar nods, including best director, for his coming-of-age film The Last Picture Show, which he also co-wrote in 1971.


The picture had an ensemble cast of emerging stars, including Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd, and was set in a Texas hamlet.


He returned in 2014 with his first film in 13 years. At the time, BBC Culture’s Nicholas Barber described Owen Wilson and Imogen Poots’ film She’s Funny That Way as “a celebration of old Hollywood.”


Bogdanovich’s two children are his only survivors.

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