“Empire Strikes Back” Director Irvin Kershner
Born: Isadore Kershner
April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 27, 2010 (age 87) in Los Angeles, California, USA
[on why George Lucas asked him to direct Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980)] Of all the younger guys around, all the hot shots, why me? I remember he said, “Well, because you know everything a Hollywood director is supposed to know, but you’re not Hollywood”. I liked that.
dir. by George Lucas
The Empire Strikes Back
dir. Irvin Kershner
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