He had signed among the most cult comedies of the 1980s and 1990s:
Stop rowing, you're on the sand
and, of course,
and its sequel.
Director and producer Ivan Reitman died Sunday night at his home in Montecot, Calif., his family confirmed to The Associated Press.
"Our family mourns the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic in life," his children Jason, Catherine, and Caroline said in a statement.
His work as a filmmaker has brought laughter and happiness to countless people around the world.
As we mourn privately, we hope those who knew him through his films will always remember him.
The King of American Comedy of the 1980s and 1990s
Born on October 27, 1946 in Czechoslovakia, Ivan Reitman arrived with his family in Canada at the age of 4.
He made his first short films in the 1960s, before meeting Dan Aykroyd on television and then the National Lampoon band.
After his first productions (
Cannibal Girls, Stop rowing, you're on the sand, Les Bleus),
he had his first real success, as a producer, with the cult comedy
A sequel to "Twins"
, which needs no introduction: a box office success, Oscar nominee and cult pop culture franchise, whose latest film episode,
Ghostbusters - The Legacy
, has also been made. by his son Jason Reitman.
Also worth mentioning is his triplet with Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Before his death, Ivan Reitman was working on a sequel to
, where the characters of Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito discovered a new brother, played by Tracy Morgan.
If these last films (
Ma Super Ex
) have gone unnoticed, it should be remembered that he also produced successes like
Retour à la fac
, or even the multi-nominated Oscar and Golden Globes
In the Air
of his son.
"Ghostbusters: The Legacy": The spirit of the saga has haunted Jason Reitman
Bill Murray suffered on the set of "Ghostbusters: The Legacy"
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