It has been reported that after years of wavering health, Richard Attenborough has passed away at age 90. Attenborough leaves behind a long legacy of work, dating back as early as the 1940s, his first film appearance being ‘Which We Serve’. While he found great success as an actor in films such as ‘The Great Escape’, ‘The Flight of the Phoenix’, Miracle on 34th Street, and arguably his most notable role as John Hammond in ‘Jurassic Park’, some might say he found even more acclaim as a director, with ‘Chaplin’, ‘A Chorus Line’ and the oscar winning ‘Gandhi’ under his belt.
If I’m being perfectly honest, I am not particularly educated on Attenborough’s work. In fact, out of all of those films I just listed, I have only seen ‘Jurassic Park.’ Even so, it is clear that the man was an absolute icon, and his performance in ‘Park’ is a testament to that, full of conviction and energy. If anything, I am now certainly curious to see what else this legend left behind. Rest in Peace Richard, I hope there is an actual Jurassic World wherever you may be.