Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro on 'Analyze This' director Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis directed Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro in his 1999 comedy Analyze This, and Crystal remembers the man fondly.
“Harold was a gentle, funny man,” he said in an emailed statement. “He found the perfect tone for Robert De Niro and I in Analyze This.”
In the film, De Niro plays a Mafia man who is struggling with stress and goes to see a psychiatrist, played by Crystal, who he begins an unlikely friendship with. In addition to directing the film, Ramis also co-wrote the screenplay. Crystal ended his statement saying, “He was a good man and I am shocked and saddened at his passing.” De Niro also commented on Ramis’ death, saying in an emailed statement, “I’m very sad to hear of Harold’s passing. He was a warm, sweet, gentle, and kind man. I greatly enjoyed working with him and he shall be missed.”