Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella, who turned such literary works as "The English Patient," "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Cold Mountain" into acclaimed movies, has died. He was 54.
Minghella's death was confirmed Tuesday by his agent, Judy Daish. No other details were immediately available.
"The English Patient," the 1996 World War II drama, won nine Academy Awards, including best director for Minghella, best picture and best supporting actress for Juliette Binoche.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
ANTHONY MINGHELLA, 54
Film director. Enormous talent. The Associated Press reports:
Great vision, now gone.