'The Man Who Fell To Earth' director dead at 90

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London : British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, known for "Don't Look Now", "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "The Witches", is dead at 90.

His son, Nicolas Roeg Jr, said his father died on Friday night, BBC reported.

"He was a genuine dad," he said.

Donald Sutherland, who starred in "Don't Look Now" and named one of his sons Roeg, paid tribute to him.

"He is a fearless visionary, always was, always will be. He was a liberating joy to work for. I fell in love with him then and will love him forever," he said.

In a career spanning six decades, he was celebrated for his original and controversial filmmaking. His 1973 psychological thriller "Don't Look Now" caused controversy for its graphic sex scenes.

He directed Mick Jagger in the crime drama "Performance" and David Bowie in the science fiction movie "The Man Who Fell To Earth".

Roeg's idiosyncratic films influenced filmmakers including Danny Boyle and Steven Soderbergh.

Published : Sunday, November 25, 2018 13:30 [IST]
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