British film director Lord Richard Attenborough, the ever iconic Academy Award-winning director and actor, died Sunday. He was 90.
Attenborough is known for directing and producing the 1982 film “Ghandi,” which took him 20 years to make. He won eight Oscars, including best picture and best director, throughout a career that spanned six decades.
He also played the failed theme park developer in “Jurassic Park” and Kris Kringle in “Miracle on 34th Street.” His first film debut came in 1942 when he was 19-years-old and played a sailor in “In Which We Serve.”
Attenborough had been living with his wife Sheila in a nursing home since suffering a stroke in 2008. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. The family is expected to make a full statement Monday.