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First Trailer Has Dropped For Documentary About Anthony Bourdain's Life

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First Trailer Has Dropped For Documentary About Anthony Bourdain's Life

The first trailer for the documentary about Anthony Bourdain's life has dropped and it looks like an emotional ride.

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Roadrunner takes a look into the man behind the fame and food and looks at his legacy.

The trailer shows how archival footage is used to show how the celebrity chef became a household name and the lessons he taught the world that sometimes had nothing to do with cooking.

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It will also use his previous interviews and chats with his famous pals about the philosophy that drove him.

Bourdain says in the clip: "One minute I was standing next to a deep fryer, and the next I was watching the sun set over the Sahara. What am I doing here?"

Roadrunner will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11 before it's released to the public on July 16.

Credit: Focus Features
Credit: Focus Features
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It's directed by Morgan Neville, who won the Academy Award for best documentary feature for 20 Feet from Stardom in 2014.

Since the trailer debuted online, people are preparing to get out the tissues.

One person wrote: "It feels so weird to remember that we live in a world he's no longer in, and yet for people who love him - he's actually everywhere. Thank you for everything, Tony. You have done so much for me, even after you've passed."

Another added: "Anthony's writing and narration struck a deep chord with me. He treated his audience as thinking adults."

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A third said: "Anthony Bourdain was trying to make everybody more openminded and accepting. His shows all were leaps and bounds above the rest in how meaningful they were."

Credit: Focus Features
Credit: Focus Features

Bourdain rocketed into stardom when he released his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly in 2000.

It lifted the lid on what it was like in your high-end restaurant kitchen and his newfound fame took him all over the world as he explained to audiences how to bring meals to life. He also had an awesome worldview and belief system that he tried to instil in his followers.

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Bourdain then joined A Cook's Tour on the Food Network in 2002, before working on the Travel Channel on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, earning himself two Emmy Awards while there.

In 2013, he moved to CNN where he worked on the show Parts Unknown.

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He died in 2018 after friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel in France where he was filming for an upcoming series of the show. His death was treated as a suicide.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

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