Director Peter Bogdanovich has died at the age of 82 in his hometown of Los Angeles. His daughter Antonia announced this to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ on Thursday.
Peter was best known for the black-and-white drama The Last Picture Show, which he directed in 1971. The film received a total of eight Oscar nominations, including best director and best screenplay. He has also directed films such as What’s Up, Doc?, Targets, Saint Jack, Daisy Miller and Paper Moon . His last film was She’s Funny That Way from 2014. Peter is seen as someone who bridged the gap between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ Hollywood.
In addition to being a director, Peter was also active as a writer and producer, with his characteristic striking horn-rimmed glasses. He also regularly appeared in front of the camera. That’s how he shone as Dr. Elliot Kupferberg in the HBO series The Sopranos and a few years ago in Orson Welles’ movie The Other Side of the Wind (2018) .