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Hollywood Is Reacting With Dismay And Love Over The Death Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg had recently been the subject of a biographical film and an Oscar-nominated documentary.

Last updated on September 19, 2020, at 3:42 p.m. ET

Posted on September 18, 2020, at 8:53 p.m. ET

Albin Lohr-jones / Sipa USA via AP

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 after serving on the Supreme Court for more than 25 years, prompting a wave of reactions from Hollywood, which embraced her as a pop culture icon.

Ginsburg, a champion for women’s and equal rights, was the subject of the 2018 documentary RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Felicity Jones also played Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, the 2018 biographical film based on the justice’s early life.

Hollywood mourned Ginsburg’s death on Friday with moving comments and messages on social media.

Kerry Washington

Her rest is earned. It is our turn to fight.

Janet Mock

Rest in power to a feminist icon and American hero! Thank you Ruth Bader Ginsburg for your service, for working well BEYOND retirement until the very end because our country needed you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Mindy Kaling

Alyssa Milano

She was my hero. I never got to meet her. But I loved her and the way she moved through this world with such strength and grace and conviction. Rest In Peace, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. #RIPRBG

Jonathan Van Ness

As Mitch McConnell did four years ago & as Justice Ginsburg’s last wish, no new justice until after Nov 3rd.

Lena Dunham

Barry Jenkins

First of all, may she rest as she lived - in immeasurable POWER. And also... FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

Seth MacFarlane

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A model for fairness, rational thought, and progress. She will be missed more than we can yet imagine.

Mandy Moore

Thank you, RBG for devoting your life, love and legacy to the rule of law. What a trailblazer in every way. What an immeasurable loss in every way. We will honor you by voting to protect all that you stood for. #rbg #heartbroken

Julie Cohen

The Academy

"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time." - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Karamo Brown

I’m literally crying! RBG was a hero and a truth teller. I’m so thankful for her life! Praying for her family & our county. With that being said... how do we ensure the orange idiot doesn’t appoint someone to the court until the general election happens?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

If there is a God, may She bless and keep RBG.

Patton Oswalt

YEP. Freak out tonight, pour one out, back at it twice as hard tomorrow. #RBG

Rob Reiner

Today couldn’t be sadder. A brilliant Jurist, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone. We must fight not to allow an Impeached Criminal to take her seat.

Sarah Silverman

RIP RBG. Gutted. Sad. Grateful for all she did. And very very scared.

Billy Eichner

No one fought harder. We must continue in her footsteps. She refused to rest up until the bitter end. Neither should we. RIP the great, great, GREAT RBG.

She was small in stature but even the tallest looked up to her. Her voice was soft but her message rang loud and clear and will echo forever. Thank you, RBG. Rest In Peace. Respectfully, Dolly Parton

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