July 31, 2020, was a sad day for the Hollywood industry. Hollywood director, Alan Parker died this Friday after suffering from a lengthy illness. The 76-year-old filmmaker was known for his crime dramas and musical comedy films. From Bugsy Malone to Midnight Express, he had given us numerous hit movies.
Hollywood has lost a gem, and the entire hollywood are paying him a tribute
The entire internet in mourning for the demise of English director, Alan Parker. Various comedians, directors, and actors are talking about him on their social media accounts.
Celebrities like John Cusack, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Stiller, and many others took to their Twitter and honored the veteran filmmaker as a great artist.
Ben Stiller expressed his sadness through his tweet. He also stated that he inspired many filmmakers.
Moreover, Mississippi Burning, Midnight Express, and Fame were one of his great works from the 70s and 80s.
Mathew Modine tweeted that he was a great artist. He also added that after being a part of Birdy’s movie, his life transformed completely.
Even Andrew Lloyd Webber couldn’t control himself from tweeting about Parker.
He added that Parker was one of the few filmmakers to understand the musical on screen. While BAFTA tweeted, that Parker brought happiness with films like The Commitments, Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express, and many more.
Alan Parker’s achievements
Alan Parker’s first feature film named Bugsy Malone debuted in 1976. It was a musical parody film. He directed over twenty-five movies, and his last film was The Life of David Gale, which starred Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet. Apart from that, he also received 2 Oscar nominations, one for Mississippi Burning and other for Midnight Express.
He was also honored in Britain for his several achievements as a director, and one of them was in 2002 for Knighthood.
Moreover, his films achieved ten Oscars, ten Golden Globes, and nineteen BAFTA Awards. That’s a hell of an achievement!
Also, he was named as an extraordinary talent by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hollywood salutes him, and thanks to him for giving his 32 years to the industry.
He is gone physically, but he is very much alive in our hearts. Stay tuned for further updates.