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  1. DdlR is offline
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    Hollywood swordmaster Bob Anderson (1922-2012)

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32771

    Sad to report that renowned Hollywood swordmaster Bob Anderson, who staged classic sword fights for The Princess Bride, Highlander and many other movies, has passed away, aged 89.

    I worked closely with Bob many years ago and although our professional approaches were quite radically different, I liked and respected him at the personal level. He was truly one of the greatest and last of the Old School.

    May he rest in peace.
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    Saw a documentary of him a year or so ago - funny to think I was a fan of his work (having seen so many of the sword fights he choreographed) but didn't really know who he was.

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    He played Darth Vader during the fight scenes for the original trilogy too I believe, got to admit I love the Princess Bride choreography
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    Thanks all, I learned something there. Mr Anderson was clearly a Great Talent. RIP indeed.
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    http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/lor...rson-has-died/
    Darth in Empire still gives me chills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/lor...rson-has-died/
    Darth in Empire still gives me chills.
    I still love when he "disarmed" Luke. Such a skillful looking move.
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    This saddens me, but he leaves a wonderful legacy in his best work. Thank you, Mr. Anderson.

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