Peter Bogdanovich, Director of “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” Dead at 82

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By Bonnie Stiernberg Peter Bogdanovich, the Academy Award-nominated writer-director of The Last Picture Show and style icon who was rarely seen without his signature ascot, has reportedly passed away at the age of 82. The director died of natural causes shortly after midnight on Thursday in his Los Angeles home, his daughter Antonia confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The New Hollywood auteur is perhaps best known for his breakout film, 1971’s The Last Picture Show, which earned eight Oscar nominations — including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director. He followed up that co…

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