Director Richard Attenborough Dies

The director Richard Attenborough has died, just shy of 91. After forging a career as an actor in films including “Brighton Rock” and “The Great Escape,” he became an acclaimed film director, winning two Academy awards for “Gandhi” in 1983. The film went on to win eight in total, and it occasioned one of critic Pauline Kael’s best opening lines: ‘Leaving the theatre where I saw “Gandhi,” I felt the way the British must have when they left India: exhausted and relieved.’

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