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The Devastating Death Of Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman was born in Komárno, Czechoslovakia on October 27, 1946. Reitman and his family departed the country of his birth in 1950 and settled in Canada, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music before entering the world of film production (via Film Reference). According to IMDb, Reitman’s directorial debut came in the form of a 1968 short film titled “Orientation.” Reitman followed this up only a few years later with two longer feature films titled “Foxy Lady” and “Cannibal Girls.” 

However, the auteur’s big break didn’t come until he earned a producer’s credit on 1978’s “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Following this success, Reitman also stepped into the director’s chair for 1979’s “Meatballs,” a film which ultimately launched actor Bill Murray into stardom and gave Reitman the spotlight as a successful director. Reitman followed this up with 1981’s “Stripes” and 1984’s “Ghostbusters,” both films also starring Murray. Additional notable films by the late director include: 1986’s “Legal Eagles,” 1988’s “Twins,” 1990’s “Kindergarten Cop,” and 2014’s “Draft Day,” among a variety of other films (via IMDb).

Reitman is survived by his wife, Geneviève, and three children: Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman, and Caroline Reitman. Notably, Reitman recently played the uncredited role of a motion capture actor in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” a film directed by his son, Jason.

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