12 January 2011

R.I.P. Peter Yates

Director and Producer Peter Yates passed away on Sunday, January 9th.  He was 81.

If you don't recognize the name, you will certainly recognize one of his films...

Peter was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director and Best Producer categories for this picture. 

I know many people who will state that this film is what got them interested in cycling.  It is ranked #8 in the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies

Thank you, Mr Yates.  You will be missed.

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