Legendary film producer and director Ivan Reitman who labored on iconic comedies equivalent to “Animal Home” and “Ghostbusters,” has died on the age of 75.
Reitman died peacefully in his sleep at his house in Montecito, California, his household stated in an announcement on Sunday night time.
“Our household is grieving the sudden lack of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us to all the time search the magic in life,” youngsters Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Caroline Reitman stated in a joint assertion.
“We take consolation that his work as a filmmaker introduced laughter and happiness to numerous others all over the world. Whereas we mourn privately, we hope those that knew him by way of his movies will keep in mind him all the time.”
Reitman made his first splash within the comedy world producing the irreverent school fraternity movie “Nationwide Lampoon’s Animal Home,” starring John Belushi, in 1978.
He made his directorial debut working with Invoice Murray in his first starring function in 1979’s summer time camp comedy “Meatballs.”
He once more labored with Murray directing “Stripes,” which additionally starred John Sweet and Harold Ramis.
Reitman really left his mark on Hollywood historical past directing the beloved supernatural comedy “Ghostbusters” in 1984, starring Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. The movie grossed virtually $300 million worldwide, earned two Oscar nominations and spawned an enormous franchise and sequels, together with Ghostbusters 2, which he additionally directed.
Reitman was born in Czechoslovakia in 1946, the son of the proprietor of the nation’s largest vinegar manufacturing unit. His household fled to Canada when he was solely 4 years previous because the communists started imprisoning capitalists.
In Toronto, Reitman started his profession within the leisure enterprise beginning a puppet present theater and entertaining at summer time camps. He attended McMaster College in Hamilton, Ontario, the place he studied music and first started making quick movies.
He turned concerned with the Nationwide Lampoon crew after producing a weekly TV revue, “Greed,” with Aykroyd for $500 per week.
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