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Stars mourn the loss of cinema great Gordon Willis

6/17/2014

Jeff Daniels, Alec Baldwin, Lena Dunham and Zooey Deschanel are among the stars who have paid tribute to legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis following his death on Sunday (18May14). The Hollywood veteran, best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films, passed away at the age of 82 and his death sent the entertainment industry into mourning. Daniels, who worked with Willis on 1985 romance movie The Purple Rose of Cairo, reminisced about his time on set with the iconic cinematographer, writing in a post on Twitter.com, "What a privilege it was to be in the middle of his mastery in The Purple Rose Of Cairo," while Girls director/star Dunham credited him as an inspiration, adding, "Gordon Willis was an impeccable and daring artist. May we always view the world as if through his lens." Deschanel writes, "RIP Gordon Willis, a great artist who shot some of the best movies ever made," Baldwin adds, "Rest in Peace, the great Gordon Willis," and fellow actor Elijah Wood simply offers, "Gordon Willis 1931 - 2014." A number of filmmakers also offered their condolences in the aftermath of Willis' death and credited him for his work changing the face of cinematography. Directors who offered tributes included One Hour Photo's Mark Romanek and comedy veteran Paul Feig.

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