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  • Stakeout on Dope Street

  • Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

  • The Nature of Existence

  • Angus

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  • Tell Them Who You Are

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Irvin Kershner Biography

  • Profession: Director
  • Born: Aug 29, 1923
  • Died: Nov 29, 2010

Having studied film at the University of Southern California, Irvin Kershner began making documentaries for the U.S. Information Service in the early '50s. After working in television, he co-scripted and directed his first feature, the crime drama [[Feature~V111582~Stakeout on Dope Street~stakeoutondopestreet]], for executive producer [[Performer~P85920~Roger Corman~rogercorman]]. Kershner hit his stride in the mid '60s with the [[Performer~P103366~Brian Moore~brianmoore]] adaptation [[Feature~V100616~The Luck of Ginger Coffey~theluckofgingercoffey]], the romantic satire [[Feature~V17330~A Fine Madness~afinemadness]], and the marital-crisis drama [[Feature~V100591~Loving~loving]]; his '70s work included the comedy [[Feature~V51966~Up the Sandbox~upthesandbox]] and the thriller [[Feature~V16455~The Eyes of Laura Mars~eyesoflauramars]]. Kershner also helmed big-budget action and adventure films such as producer George Lucas' [[Feature~V15750~The Empire Strikes Back~theempirestrikesback]], the James Bond tale [[Feature~V34821~Never Say Never Again~neversayneveragain]], and [[Feature~V41702~RoboCop II~robocop]]. He died at age 87, following a lengthy illness, in 2010. ~ Rovi