4:43 PM PDT 10/20/2018
He worked often with Edie Falco and the episodes of & # 39; The Sopranos & # 39 ;, & # 39; Sports Night & # 39 ;, & # 39; Gilmore Girls & # 39 ;, & # 39; Arrested Development & # 39; and & # 39; The Office & # 39;
Danny Leiner, who directed the popular comedies of loafers. Friend, where is my car? Y Harold and Kumar go to the white castle, has died. He was 57 years old.
Leiner died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, said his brother, Ken. The Hollywood Reporter.
Leiner also directed episodes of series such as The sopranos, Sports night, Strangers with caramel, Arrested development, The office, Happiness, Everwood, Gilmore girls, Rare and nerds, The mind of the married man, The tick Y Feast of the five.
More recently, he directed and produced the comedy Joshua Malina. Hangover in Crackle for Sony Pictures Television.
Friend, where is my car? (2000), starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott, was criticized by critics, but raised $ 73 million worldwide with a budget of $ 13 million.
Leiner then got the gig to direct Harold and Kumar go to the white castle (2004), the first of three stoner films starring John Cho and Kal Penn. Raised $ 24 million.
Leiner also directed Balls Out: Gary the tennis coach (2009), starring Scott, and produced. The young Kieslowski, winner of the public prize for best narrative feature film at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2014.
Raised in Park Slope in Brooklyn, Leiner knew the future Soprano star Edie Falco when both attended the State University of New York at Purchase.
"I had a fictional specialty called Social Science Visual Arts, SSVA, I was not a film student, but I had to do what I wanted, basically, I would be interested, I would make movies, I would make art," I would do photography and I really had to fuck myself, "he said. It was not Cool News in 2006. "But I had to work on many movies, so I would start working with Hal Hartley and Nick. "Gomez and Edie Falco and all these great actors and people who started making movies as soon as they left school."
He directed a short film, Time elapsed (1992), which featured Falco and John Leguizamo, then wrote and directed the comedy Layin & # 39; Low (1996), starring Falco, Jeremy Piven and Louise Lasser.
The actress was also in the 9/11 movie of Leiner. The Great New Wonderful (2005), appearing as a favor to her friend.
In his movie review for The New York Times, A.O. Scott said that Leiner "has an eye for the little absurdities of everyday life and particularly for the unrecognized (and unattractive) emotions that lie beneath the careful neutrality of everyday behavior."
In addition to his brother, the survivors include his mother, Anne; sister karen; and nieces / nieces Matt, Corrina and Luca.