Lloyd Phillips, an Academy Award-winning producer, died in Los Angeles on Jan. 25 after suffering a heart attack, his representative said. He was 63.
In 32 years in the movie business, Phillips produced films including "Inglourious Basterds," "The Legend of Zorro" and "Twelve Monkeys," as well as Zach Snyder's upcoming "Superman" reboot, "Man of Steel."
"Lloyd was quite talented in all aspects of filmmaking, which is why he had success as a creative producer and as a physical line producer," said Charles Roven, another "Man of Steel" producer who has made three films with Phillips. "Our working relationship spanned over 20 years, as did our wonderful, action-packed, sometimes-turbulent-but-never-dull friendship."
Phillips was born in South Africa, but raised in New Zealand. He became the latter country's first Oscar winner after being awarded a statue for his 1981 short film, "The Dollar Bottom."
Angelina Jolie, who worked with Phillips on 2010's "The Tourist" and 2003's "Beyond Borders," called the deceased producer "a true original, loved by anyone who knew him well."
"He had a kind heart and a wonderful sense of adventure," Jolie said. "His death is a terrible shock and a tremendous loss. He was so full of life that it is impossible to believe he is gone."
Phillips is survived by his wife and fellow film producer, Beau St. Clair, and his sister, Avril Tantrum, who resides in New Zealand.
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