Albert Pyun, director of the first ever Captain America film, dies at 69
Albert Pyun is best known for cult classics like The Sword and the Sorcerer, Nemesis, and Cyborg
Albert Pyun, known for directing low-budget action films and direct-to-video films in the 80s and early 90s, passed away at the age of 69. Despite his films not having widespread, mainstream success, Pyun went on to become a cult filmmaker over the years. He directed the first-ever live-action adaptation of Marvel’s Captain America in 1990.
According to reports, Albert Pyun passed away on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was previously reported that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and dementia. His wife Cynthia Curnan recently asked for his fans to share personal messages with the director after his health started deteriorating. On Saturday, she confirmed the news about his demise with a Facebook post that said, “I sat with him for his last breath that sounded like he was releasing the weight of the world.”
Albert Pyun is best known for cult classics like The Sword and the Sorcerer, Nemesis, and Cyborg. With a career spanning over four decades, Pyun has worked with a number of A-list Hollywood actors like Burt Reynolds, Christopher Lambert, and Jean-Claude Van Damm.