Yesterday, the world found out that legendary filmmaker, Ivan Reitman passed away at the age of 75. The filmmaker behind some of the most iconic comedies of all time, including “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes,” and “Kindergarten Cop” (I’ll fight you about that last one), touched millions with his work over the decades. And as you might expect, this news led to an outpouring of love of social media.
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While his output slowed quite a bit in recent years, Ivan Reitman came back to the public eye in a big way last year with the long-awaited release of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” which is directed by his son, Jason Reitman. This film serves as a potential beginning of a new franchise while also paying tribute to what has come before.
Reitman’s most recent directorial outings are 2014’s “Draft Day,” 2011’s “No Strings Attached,” and 2006’s “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” However, his legacy as one of the best comedic filmmakers of all time was cemented during his run in the ‘80s and ‘90s with the aforementioned “Ghostbusters” (and its sequel), “Stripes,” and “Kindergarten Cop,” as well as features such as “Dave,” “Twins,” and “Meatballs.”
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Here’s a selection of some of the social media posts from folks in Hollywood reacting to the news of Ivan Reitman’s passing:
Update: Ivan’s son Jason Reitman has delivered his heartfelt tribute too, describing his dad as his “hero.”