Anthony Minghella dead at 54 (updated)

The Associated Press and Coming Soon have reported that Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain) has died at 54, of a brain hemorrhage during a "routine operation on his neck," apparently for cancer. He won a Best Director Oscar for The English Patient and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for both The English Patient and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

His final feature, an adaptation of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, has been completed and is scheduled for release this year. He was set to shoot a short for the upcoming New York, I Love You (a thematic sequel to last year’s Paris, Je T’aime anthology); the fate of his short is unclear, but it has presumably been written, since other shorts for the feature are already shooting.

Update: Added details regarding Minghella’s death and about his involvement with New York, I Love You.

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 10:03 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Odontomachus
    on 2008-03-18 at 18:43
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    Add to that John Hewer and Arthur C Clarke. What the fuck is with today?

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