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Hollywood spent the weekend paying tribute to Roger Corman, the impartial filmmaking legend who died final Thursday.

Corman, identified throughout his time because the “King of the B’s,” was a beloved producer and director who helped enhance careers for names corresponding to Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Gale Anne Hurd and James Cameron. He died on Thursday at age 98.

“He was beneficiant, open-hearted and type to all those that knew him,” Corman’s household mentioned in an announcement. “When requested how he want to be remembered, he mentioned, ‘I used to be a filmmaker, simply that.’”

In response to information of his passing, many who knew and labored with Corman paid tribute to the filmmaker on-line. “A great movie maker and mentor,” Howard wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Once I was 23 he gave me my 1st shot at directing. He launched many careers & quietly lead our trade in vital methods. He remained sharp, and lively even at 98. Grateful to have identified him.”

Joe Russo, one half of Hollywood’s Russo brothers, wrote, “There isn’t a contemporary Hollywood with out legendary author, director and producer Roger Corman. His passing at 98 is a profound loss to cinema. We’re all in his debt. Relaxation straightforward, Maestro.”

John Carpenter, the acclaimed horror director, wrote that Corman was “probably the most influential film administrators in my life.” He added that “It was my privilege to know him. He was an ideal pal. He formed my childhood with science fiction motion pictures and Edgar Allen Poe epics. I’ll miss you, Roger.”

See under for extra tributes to Corman’s impression.

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