Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73 – Exclusive

From “Rachel Getting Married” to “Philadelphia” and more, Demme left his mark on the industry with one of the most varied directing careers imaginable. Jonathan Demme, the filmmaker whose career ranged from the David Byrne documentary “Stop Making Sense” to the Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” died this morning in New York.

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‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’ Trailer Chronicles Incredible Life of the Legendary Actor – Watch

The film now has a November release date. To star in nearly 170 films in your career is an incredible feat, and to have your performances influence the works of Hollywood giants like Clint Eastwood and George Lucas is almost unimaginable. That is, unless, you’re Toshiro Mifune.

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Project of the Day: ‘Jane Wants a Boyfriend,’ Starring Eliza Dushku and Louisa Krause

Tweetable Logline: A young woman with autism enlists her older sister (Eliza Dushku) to help her find her very first boyfriend. Elevator Pitch: Explore a week in the life of Jane, a young costume designer dealing with the everyday challenges of life on the autism spectrum.

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