Celebrities on Monday mourned the death of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans, who shepherded classics such as “The Godfather” and “Chinatown.”
Among the mourners was “Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola, who clashed with Evans during a number of film shoots, but remembered him fondly on Monday.
“I remember Bob Evans’ charm, good looks, enthusiasm, style, and sense of humor,” Coppola told Variety.
“When I worked with Bob, some of his helpful ideas included suggesting John Marley as Woltz and Sterling Hayden as the Police Captain, and his ultimate realization that ‘The Godfather’ could be 2 hours and 45 minutes in length,” Coppola added, referring to characters in the mobster classic.
Other Hollywood luminaries lamented Evans’ death on Twitter Monday.
“The end of an era glamorous Hollywood is slowly fading away #RobertEvans was one of the last of the greats,” tweeted longtime actress Sandra Bernhard.
Paramount Network added in a tweet that Evans left behind “a legacy as rich and animated as his personality.”
“One of the best story tellers this business ever had. He and his story was the driving force for me to pursue producing,” added producer Dana Brunetti.
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