/Vale – Gore Vidal

Vale – Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal – 1925-2012

Acclaimed US playright, screenwriter and novelist Gore Vidal has passed away. Vidal, an outspoken political commentator and liberal, was best known in film circles as the man who script-massaged William Wyler’s Ben Hur, put together the 1979 turkey Caligula, and 1989’s Billy The Kid. As an actor he appeared in Gattaca, Igby Goes Down and Bob Roberts, while he was portrayed by other actors in films such as Amelia and Infamous.

Mr Vidal passed away on July 31st, aged 86.

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