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Hollywood’s Finest Remember Nora Ephron

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, and Nicole Kidman share their thoughts on the late screenwriter

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: June 27th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Hollywood’s Finest Remember Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron was often referred to as Hollywood’s ‘Most Powerful Woman’, having the remarkable ability to bring intellect to romantic comedies. Ephron penned the Academy-Award nominated screenplays for ‘When Harry Met Sally’, ‘Sleepless In Seattle’, ‘Silkwood’, and many others.

After her unfortunate passing on Tuesday evening at the age of 71, many of the actors that were blessed to portray the characters she created came forward with gracious words and an outpouring of emotion.

Tom Hanks (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail):

"Nora Ephron was a journalist/artist who knew what was important to know; how things really worked, what was worthwhile, who was fascinating and why," Hanks and wife, Rita Wilson, said in a statement to E! News.

"At a dinner table and on a film set she lifted us all with wisdom and wit, mixed with love for us and love for life. Rita and I are so very sad to lose our friend who brought so much joy to all who were lucky enough to know her."

Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally)

"I am very sad to learn of Nora's passing… She was a brilliant writer and humorist. Being her Harry to Meg's Sally will always have a special place in my heart. I was very lucky to get to say her words."

Carrie Fisher (When Harry Met Sally)

"In a world where we're told that you can't have it all, Nora consistently proved that adage wrong. A writer, director, wife, mother, chef, wit — there didn't seem to be anything she couldn't do. And not just do it, but excel at it, revolutionize it, set the bar for every other screenwriter, novelist, director. She was inspiring, intimidating and insightful. She was so, so alive. It makes no sense to me that she isn't anymore. My heart goes out to her family and the many others who treasured her."

Meryl Streep (Heartburn, Julie & Julia)

"Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, 'Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?’… You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly. She was an expert in all the departments of living well."

Nicole Kidman (Bewitched)

"She was so smart, warm and funny. I am so grateful that she was my friend and we had the opportunity to work together. My thoughts and love are with her family at this time. I will never forget the dinners, games and laughter we all shared."

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