Anthony Minghella Jan. 6, 1954 to Mar. 18, 2008 Acclaimed director Anthony Minghella, who adapted books such as "The English Patient," "Cold Mountain" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" for the screen, has died. He was 54. The Oscar-winning director died Tuesday morning, March 18 in a London hospital of complications from cancer surgery he had last week. Read the Full Story ... Anthony Minghella photo courtesy of MCT/Abaca.