Any Star Wars fan knows that the greatest Star Wars film, and one of the best sci-fi films ever, was The Empire Strikes Back, released in 1980. That film was directed by Irvin Kreshner, who passed away today at the age of 87. He never received his proper credit for making that film, where most thought George Lucas ran the thing. Kreshner also directed Sean Connery as James Bond in Never Say Never Again in 1983, and also made RoboCop 2 in 1990.
R.I.P. Irvin Kreshner, 1923 – 2010.