Wes Craven: Hollywood Tributes Pour In

UPDATE with additional tributes: Tributes continue to roll in from industry figures on news of filmmaker Wes Craven’s death. Here are just a sampling from some who worked with Craven and others who appreciated his work and expressed gratitude for his influence.

This is only a modestly representative sampling, starting with statements this morning from New Line founder Bob Shaye and Craven’s Nightmare On Elm Street star Robert Englund:

Wes had the demeanor of a straight back preacher with a kind of diabolical twinkle in his eye. He could be stern, single minded, taciturn and judgmental.  And he had the cutting edge talent and appetite for offbeat passion. His story telling skills justified his confidence in his abilities, yet he was open to collaborate on good ideas.  His remarkable sensitivity to “right” things was impressive, and appreciated.  Wes’ work often hit the bullseye.  It will continue to do so. Heartbroken about the loss of Wes Craven. He was an incredible inspiration as a director and, more so, a very kind man.” — Bob Shaye, founder of New Line Cinema

I am shocked and saddened to hear we have lost Wes, one of the great auteurs of our time, the man responsible for the billion dollar “A Nightmare On Elm Street” franchise and the now classic catch phrase, “Don’t Ever Fall Asleep.” Condolences to his family, friends, fans, and my co- stars. — Ronee Blakley, starred as Marge Thompson in A Nightmare On Elm Street.

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