Oscar-Winning ‘Gandhi’ Director Richard Attenborough Dies at 90

LONDON (TheBlaze/AP) — Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90.

Richard Attenborough in "Jurassic Park" (Image source: You Tube)
Richard Attenborough in “Jurassic Park” (Image source: You Tube)

The actor’s son, Michael Attenborough told the BBC that his father died Sunday.

Attenborough won an Academy Award for best director for his brilliant film “Gandhi” in 1982, but that signature achievement was only one of many highlights of a distinguished career.

His other well-known directorial efforts included “A Chorus Line,” “Chaplin,” “Cry Freedom,” “Shadowlands,” “In Love and War,” and “A Bridge Too Far.”

Attenborough appeared in front of the camera in films such as “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Jurassic Park,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “The Great Escape.”

He was also known for his extensive work as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and other humanitarian causes.

A clip from “Gandhi”: