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Lynn Stalmaster, primo casting director a ricevere un Oscar onorario, è morto oggi nella sua casa a Los Angeles. Aveva 93 anni. La notizia è stata confermata da Laura Adler della Casting Society of America.
Stalmaster ha firmato come casting director oltre 400 progetti ed è stato anche il primo direttore di casting ad essere inserito con il suo nome nei titoli di un film, “The Thomas Crown Affair” di Norman Jewison (1968). L’Academy lo ha ricordato sui social.
Lynn Stalmaster launched the careers of Jeff Bridges and Christopher Reeve. He cast “The Graduate” and “West Side Story.” A trailblazer, in 2016, he became the first casting director to receive an Honorary Oscar, a testament to his impact on the industry. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/bfTON5xvlX
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 13, 2021
Lynn Stalmaster Dies: Academy Award-Winning Casting Director Was 93 https://t.co/x0G4F8oYV6
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 13, 2021
Lynn Stalmaster, the canny casting director who pushed relative unknowns Dustin Hoffman for 'The Graduate,' Christopher Reeve for 'Superman' and John Travolta for 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' has died at 93 https://t.co/aBis0sFE5Z
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 13, 2021
Legendary casting director Lynn Stalmaster has died at the age of 93 https://t.co/cqBqU9nT7O
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) February 13, 2021