Irvin Kershner

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Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Nov 27, 2010 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Nov 27, 2010 (87)

About

Director of the classic science fiction film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Before Fame

He was an instructor at the University of Southern California film school and a mentor to George Lucas, who approached him to direct the Star Wars sequel.

Trivia

He originally turned down Lucas' offer, but relented after assurances he would have complete directorial control.

Family Life

He grew up in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He directed the James Bond film Never Say Never Again starring Sean Connery and Kim Basinger.