‘The English Patient’
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Anthony Minghella film retrospective

‘The English Patient’
By Stephanie Lysaght, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

‘The English Patient’

In 1996, Anthony Minghella directed and wrote the screenplay for “The English Patient,” starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes. The film won nine Oscars, with Minghella winning best director. (Phil Bray / Miramax Films)
‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’
‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’

Minghella wrote the screenplay, directed, and produced the score for this haunting 1999 crime drama. Minghella was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay. (Phil Bray / Paramount Pictures)
‘Iris’
‘Iris’

In 2001, Minghella executive-produced “Iris,” a biography of novelist Iris Murdoch. The cast included Jim Broadbent (in an Oscar-winning role), Judi Dench and Kate Winslet. (Clive Coote / Miramax Films)
‘The Quiet American’
‘The Quiet American’

In 2002, Minghella executive-produced the Oscar-nominated “The Quiet American,” starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. (Phillip Bray / Miramax Films)
‘Cold Mountain’
‘Cold Mountain’

Minghella helmed 2003’s “Cold Mountain,” starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law (pictured, with Minghella). He directed, produced the score, and wrote the screenplay for the film, which garnered seven Oscar noms and won for best actress in a supporting role (Renee Zellweger). (Phil Bray / Miramax Films)
‘The Interpreter’
‘The Interpreter’
Minghella executive-produced 2005’s “The Interpreter,” a crime drama starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn. (Phil Bray / Universal Studios)
‘Breaking and Entering’
‘Breaking and Entering’

In 2006, Minghella (pictured, left) wrote, directed and produced “Breaking and Entering,” a thriller starring Jude Law (who also starred in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain”) and Robin Wright. (Laurie Sparham / The Weinstein Company)
‘Catch a Fire’
‘Catch a Fire’

Also in 2006, Minghella produced “Catch a Fire,” a historical thriller about apartheid-era South Africa. (Garth Stead / Focus Features)
‘Michael Clayton’
‘Michael Clayton’

Minghella executive-produced 2007’s “Michael Clayton,” which starred George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson and Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton. (Myles Aronowitz / AP)
‘New York, I Love You’
‘New York, I Love You’

Minghella, pictured with son Max, was one of many prominent filmmakers to write and direct segments of 2008’s “New York, I Love You.” (WireImage.com)
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