Passings: George Butler, 'Pumping Iron' Director, Dies At 78

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 28, 2021

George Butler, whose landmark documentary film Pumping Iron made a star of Arnold Schwarzenegger, has died at age 78, notes Generation Iron. The news was confirmed by Schwarzenegger on his official Instagram page. Butler died on October 21, at his beloved home, True Farm, in New Hampshire, reports Jeffrey Smith of Contact Press Images. Butler established his own film company, White Mountain Films, in 1972, and produced a number of critically acclaimed documentaries focusing on bodybuilders, the planet Mars, and the Ernest Shackleton expedition. He was also a gifted photographer whose subjects included Detroit, Jamaica and politician John Kerry.

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