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Ivan Reitman

Director, Producer
27 October 1946 to 12 February 2022

Born in what is now Slovakia but raised in Canada, Ivan Reitman worked either as a producer and/or director on some of the biggest comedy films of the 1980s and 90s. He will be known to many as the director/producer of the original two Ghostbusters (1984, 1989), but he also directed Stripes (1981), Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993) and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). As a producer, his credits include National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), Beethoven 1 and 2 (1992, 1993), Space Jam (1996), Old School (2003) and Up in the Air (2009), the latter earning him a BAFTA and Oscar nomination.

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