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On June 11, 1993, Isla Nublar came into our vision as palaeontology pro John Hammond flew over his amusement park of cloned dinosaurs in a helicopter. It was a brilliant spectacle of animatronics and pioneering CG technology. But essentially, those 4 words would never have been the same without you, Richard...

" Jurassic Park."

Tragically, Richard Attenborough has died at 90. For a number of years, Lord Attenborough had been living in a nursing home with his wife, Sheila. He had been confined to a wheelchair since falling down stairs six years ago. He died at lunchtime on Sunday.

If only we could preserve him in amber until we have the technology to bring him back.

Although he's passed on, Attenborough left behind a legacy in every facet of show business. Gandhi, Attenborough's 1982 biopic about India's non-violent independence movement, established him as a filmmaker and the movie was nominated for an astounding eleven Academy Awards and won eight - two of which went to Attenborough.

This man was also an incredible actor. Watch any great British film from the 40s to the 60s, and you'll be amazed how many times you'll say "he's in that one, too?!" Start with Brighton Rock. You won't be sorry.

But, of course, the film we will all remember Richard for best, is Jurassic Park.

After a 15-year break, Attenborough was tempted back in front of the camera by Steven Spielberg, to play the over-optimistic dino-attraction owner John Hammond. The movie turned out to be a monster hit, and offered Attenborough a role which he was to repeat in 1997's Jurassic Park sequel, The Lost World.

So let's take a look back over JP by taking a moment to share the most magical movie scene of all freaking time...

And no, you don't get to disagree.

And this. I like to think this is the music greeting him to his new life:

RIP, Sir Richard Attenborough. Yours was a life well lived...

Now go watch Jurassic Park in his honor.


How will you remember Richard Attenborough?


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