Director Ishiro – or Inoshiro – Honda was born on May 7, 1911 in Yamagata, Japan. He’s most famous for directing the original “Godzilla” movie and many other monser movies. He was great friends with Akira Kurosawa and worked with him in several of his movies.
The great director Sidney Lumet died today because of a lymphoma. Sidney Lumet’s films are often characterized by a moral sense. He often raised issues about social injustice and was critical of the obsessive pursuit of success of a typical American way of seeing. The protagonists of his films are often ordinary and isolated people who are opposed to much larger opponents.
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from a Orthodox Jewish family immigrated from Ukraine. He’s most famous for his role as the Vulcan Spock in the Star Trek saga. He played that character since its original pilot episode, which was rejected.
William Alan Shatner was born on March 22, 1931 in Côte Saint-Luc, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He’s most famous for playin Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek saga but lately he had great success in playing the lawyer Denny Crane.
The great director, screenwriter and producer Blake Edwards died last Wednesday from the complications of pneumonia.