director whose satirical wit and staggering ensemble casts helped to
make him one of the most distinctive voices in American cinema who was
a five-time Oscar nominee for best director whose vast, eclectic
filmography ranged from the dark war comedy M*A*S*H to the Hollywood farce The Player to the British murder mystery Gosford Park, and who won a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2006.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: February 20, 1925
Died: November 20, 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California