Death of Robert Altman

February 20, 1925 - November 20, 2006
Malibu, California | Age 81

Director known for ensemble style, dies at 81
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Either you were in awe of his style or found it maddening -- the intricately woven story lines, the dizzyingly large ensemble casts, the plots that sometimes seemed defiantly plotless.

Regardless, Robert Altman was one of the most distinctive, influential voices in American cinema.

Altman, a five-time Academy Award 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...

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