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Ivan Reitman, the filmmaker of the Ghostbusters, died at the age of 75

by Ratan Srivastava
Ivan Reitman

“Our family is grieving the untimely death of a husband, father, and grandpa who taught us to always seek the wonder in life,” his children, filmmaker Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman, and Caroline Reitman, said during a joint statement, as per the Associated Press. We may take solace in the fact that his work as just a filmmaker Ivan Reitman provided joy and amusement to many others all across the world. While we grieve individually, we hope that all those who knew him via his movies will never forget him.”

Reitman, who was born in Czechoslovakia and reared in Canada, left his debut as the producer of National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978). With all the movie hit Meatballs (1979), starring Bill Murray as an anarchic camp counsellor, as well as the service comedy Stripes (1980), he easily transitioned into feature filmmaking (1981). Ghostbusters was a wonderful marriage of wiseguy humour and imaginative, big-budget special effects, co-written by Aykroyd and Ramis, who also co-starred alongside Murray, Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver. It was among the most popular comedies of the day, spawning a franchise that includes a smash sequel in 1989 as well as two new-millennium sequels.

With the comedy Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), as well as Junior (1991), he maintained his producing/directing status (1994). He previously helmed the presidential comedy Dave as well as created the family-friendly Beethoven comedies.

Reitman’s most recent projects are the Kevin Costner-starred Draft Day, the rom-com No Strings Attached, as well as My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Up in the Air, a comedy-drama featuring George Clooney as just a roving corporate downsizing consultant was co-produced by him in 2009. His son Jason directed and co-wrote the film, which received six Academy Award nominations, including best picture.

Ivan Reitman most recently directed an iPhone Christmas ad alongside his son Jason, which was their first time directing together. His wife Genevieve, son Jason, a director, and daughters Catherine, a TV actress-writer-producer, and Caroline are all survivors.

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