Richard Rush, Oscar-nominated director of The Stunt Man, dies aged 91

The film-maker’s early underground work included Hells Angels on Wheels before he entered the mainstream with hits such as Freebie and the BeanRichard Rush, the Oscar-nominated director of Freebie and the Bean and The Stunt Man, has died aged 91, reportedly of natural causes.His wife Claudia confirmed the news, saying: “To those who were privileged to know and love him, he will be even more warmly remembered, and missed, for his integrity, his loyalty, his endless generosity of spirit and his boundless support and mentorship of other film-makers, writers or indeed anyone who ever dared to, in the words of his Stunt Man hero Eli Cross, ‘tilt at a windmill’.”

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