Titanic producer Jon Landau dies at the age of 63

Titanic producer Jon Landau dies at the age of 63
Titanic producer Jon Landau dies at the age of 63

The Angels – Hollywood producer Jon Landau (†63) has died. The American produced the feature film “Titanic” (1997) with director James Cameron and received an Oscar for it. He later produced the science fiction film “Avatar” (2009) and its sequels, among others.

US-American Jon Landau (†63) was responsible for the production of the successful film “Titanic” in 1997. © dpa-Film 20th century fox/dpa

Both “Titanic” and “Avatar” and its sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water” were extremely commercially successful.

His family announced the death on Saturday, as several US media reported. Alan Bergman of Disney Entertainment, the company behind the “Avatar” films, also announced Landau’s death in a statement.

“Jon was a visionary whose extraordinary talent and passion brought some of the most unforgettable stories to life on screen. His remarkable contributions to the film industry have left an indelible mark and he will be sorely missed. He was a famous and successful producer, but an even better human being and a true force of nature who inspired everyone around him,” Bergman said in tribute to the 63-year-old in the statement, which was quoted by several media outlets.

Hollywood producer Jon Landau (63) has died at the age of 63. © dpa/Jens Kalaene

James Cameron, with whom Landau ran the production company Lightstorm Entertainment, also highlighted Landau’s personal qualities to the industry portal “Deadline”.

Landau was “unyielding, caring, inclusive, tireless, empathetic and absolutely unique.” “He produced great films, not by exerting power, but by spreading warmth and joy in filmmaking. He inspired us all (…). I have lost a dear friend and my closest collaborator, with whom I worked for 31 years.”

Actress Zoe Saldana, who works on the “Avatar” films, remembered Landau on Instagram.

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“Your wisdom and support have shaped so many of us,” the 46-year-old wrote, among other things.

The third “Avatar” film is scheduled to be released in December 2025. Cinemas “Avatar 4” is to follow in 2029 and “Avatar 5” two years later. The three cinema releases were postponed last year due to the double strike by writers and actors in Hollywood.

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