I had the pleasure of - sort of - meeting the man when I asked him a few questions during a convention. I was most curious about his experience making one of my favorite films, Midnight Run, while most others wanted to know more about Alien. But it was clear that his first love was the theater and he shared some wonderful anecdotes of working with his mentor, Barbara Stanwyck.
Thanks for the movies and memories, Mr. Kotto. Look after Jonesy for us.