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Producer of ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Lloyd Phillips Dies At 63

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Producer Lloyd Phillips DiesLloyd Philips the man who has produced films like Inglorious Basterds and Man of Steel, died at the age of 63 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was born in South Africa but was based out of New Zealand. Over the years he produced a number of films like The Legend of Zorro, Vertical Limit, Twelve Monkeys, The International, The Tourist and many others. As far as his future projects are concerned, besides Man of Steel which will release in June this year, he was also slated to be a producer on a film named The Great Wall which shall release in 2014, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage the new film in the xXx franchise has also been announced and Lloyd was going to be a producer for this film too. So as you can see he had a few important projects lined up and shall sorely be missed on all of them.

“Lloyd was quite talented in all aspects of filmmaking, which is why he had success as a creative producer and as a physical line producer,” Charles Roven, another “Man of Steel” producer who has made three films with Phillips, was quoted as saying. “Our working relationship spanned over 20 years, as did our wonderful, action-packed, sometimes-turbulent-but-never-dull friendship” Roven added. Lloyd Phillips holds the unique distinction of being the first person to win an Oscar in New Zealand. He was basically honored by the Academy for his 1981 short film, “The Dollar Bottom”.

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Angelina Jolie with who Philips had worked on the 2010 film The Tourist after working with him in 2003 on the film Beyond Borders, also couldn’t help remembering Philips fondly. “He Producer Lloyd Phillips Deadhad a kind heart and a wonderful sense of adventure,” Jolie said. “His death is a terrible shock and a tremendous loss. He was so full of life that it is impossible to believe he is gone”. She also mentioned how Philips was loved by everyone who worked with him over the years.

His friends in New Zealand too had great things to say about Phillips. Auckland film-maker Catherine Madigan, an early colleague was all praises for Philips and was quoted as saying “If you look through his credit list there’s quite a few international (films) where huge crews would travel round the world for several months … they’re always the most difficult films to produce and he just knew how to do it”. Phillips is survived by his wife Beau St. Clair, who is also a film producer.

Rachel Ford

Rachel Ford is a television, movie and reading enthusiast living in Adelaide, Australia. With a Bachelors Degree and a Masters in Communications under her belt, she loves to talk and loves to write even more. Her guilty pleasures include lots of drama and sappy love stories, but she can get into the blood, gore and action of The Walking Dead like a female Rick Grimes any day.

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