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Irvin Kershner (born April 29, 1923) is an American film director born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Southern California and began his career filming documentaries. Kershner is probably best known as the director for the hit movie Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. In addition, Kershner also directed the unofficial James Bond film Never Say Never Again. The film was the product of a lengthy twenty year legal battle between Kevin McClory/Sony and EON Productions/MGM over the rights of the James Bond character and the characters of S.P.E.C.T.R.E.. April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania, occupying all of Philadelphia County. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC), Southern Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a sophisticated fictional character and British spy created by writer Ian Fleming. ... Never Say Never Again is a 1983 remake of the 1965 film Thunderball, with Sean Connery reprising his role as secret agent James Bond. ... Kevin McClory is a British film writer, producer, and director. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... EON Productions is a film production company best known for the James Bond movie franchise. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a sophisticated fictional character and British spy created by writer Ian Fleming. ... S.P.E.C.T.R.E.s leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld The SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (S.P.E.C.T.R.E.) is a fictional terrorist organization led by Ernst Stavro Blofeld. ...


Kershner is also known for directing various episodes of seaQuest DSV. seaQuest DSV was an American science fiction television series originally aired on NBC between 1993 and 1996. ...


Kershner is a faculty member at the Master of Professional Writing Program (http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/mpw/) at the University of Southern California. The University of Southern California (also known as USC), Southern Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ...


Quotes

  • "Of all the younger guys around, all the hot-shots, why me? I remember he said, 'Well, because you know everything a Hollywood director is supposed to know, but you're not Hollywood.' I liked that."
- on why George Lucas chose him to direct The Empire Strikes Back
  • "I like to fill up the frame with the [characters'] faces. There's nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face."

For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...

Filmography

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Irvin Kershner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
Irvin Kershner (born April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American director and sometimes actor.
Post-Empire, "Kersh" has also directed several episodes of the television series, seaQuest DSV, and he made his debut as an actor in the controversial 1988 Martin Scorsese film, The Last Temptation of Christ, playing Zebedee, the father of the apostles James and John.
Currently, Irvin Kershner is a faculty member at the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
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