Minghella filmography at a glance
EmptyRELATED: Oscar winner Anthony Minghella dies
Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella died suddenly Tuesday at the age of 54. The British filmmaker's broad range of work has earned him critical acclaim and the respect of those in the industry. Tributes from industry figures from around the globe flooded in as news of his untimely death spread, with Richard E. Grant, Kevin Spacey, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow expressing sadness.
A list of Minghella's work follows:
Title: "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" (2008)
Status: Set to air on BBC in less than a week; adaptation has been made for HBO in the U.S.
Trivia: The film's producers have signed a 10-year lease for the area at the foot of Kgale Hill, Gaborone, where they have built the fictional shopping center where Precious Ramotswe opens her storefront detective agency.
--This is the first motion picture filmed entirely in Botswana.
--10-foot electrified fences surrounded most sets to protect cast and crew from animal attack.
Title: "Breaking and Entering" (2006)
Boxoffice gross: $1 million (domestic)
Title: "Cold Mountain" (2003)
Boxoffice gross: $95.6 million (domestic), $80.1 million (international), $175.7 million (worldwide)
Awards: Won one Oscar for best actress, nominated in six other categories
Trivia: As of 2003, this was the most expensive film Miramax financed on its own, with a budget of about $79 million.
Title: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
Boxoffice gross: $81.3 million (domestic), $43.4 million (international), $124.7 million (worldwide)
Awards: Nominated for five Oscars, including Minghella for best screenplay
Trivia: One of the character's suicide note is dated January 6, 1959, Minghella's fifth birthday.
--Minghella originally wanted Tom Cruise for the role of Ripley but after seeing "Good Will Hunting," he decided to cast Matt Damon.
Title: "The English Patient" (1996)
Boxoffice gross: $78.7 million (domestic), $153 million (international) $231.7 million (worldwide)
Awards: Won nine Oscars, including best director for Minghella
Trivia: Kristin Scott Thomas was cast after writing a letter to Minghella which included the statement "I am 'K' in your film".
--From first draft of the screenplay to final cut took four years.
--Early into the production, Minghella fell and broke his ankle.
--Minghella's first cut of the film was 4 hours and 10 minutes long.
Title: "Mr. Wonderful" (1993)
Boxoffice gross: $3.1 million (domestic)
Title: "Truly Madly Deeply" (1990)
Boxoffice gross: $1.5 million (domestic)
Trivia: Minghella wrote the film specifically for actress Juliet Stevenson.
Trivia from IMDB.com