Richard Attenborough for many is synonymous to Gandhi, the movie that won him the Academy Award for which he was both the producer and the director. He was also the John Hammond of Jurassic Park, the movie that gave us the stunning visuals of a recreated pre-historic time…
Yesterday, as he left us a few days shy of his 91st birthday, I wanted to dedicate a blog to the works of Richard Attenborough that I have loved so much.
His movie Chaplin was another master piece and of course with a lot of credit to Robert Downey Jr. for playing the legend so well
His 1987 apartheid themed movie cry freedom that had Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline in the lead was another beautiful movie. It had brought to the screen the life, work and friendship of the black anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko and his friend, the white South African Journalist and anti-apartheid activist Donald Woods. Another must watch for movie lovers and students
Though a British actor, his role in the Steve Macqueen war movie “The Great Escape” was probably his first major Hollywood entry. He again starred with Steve Macqueen in “The Sand Pebbles”. He also appeared in Satyajit Ray’s “Shatranj Ke Khiladi” or “The Chess Players”
He was also awarded the prestigious “Padma Bushan” award, India’s third largest civilian award.