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Richard Donner

Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg; April 24, 1930 – July 5, 2021) was an American film director, producer, and occasional comic book writer. The production company The Donners' Company was owned by Donner and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner. After directing the horror film "The Omen" (1976), Donner became famous for the creation of the first modern superhero film, "Superman" (1978), starring Christopher Reeve. The influence of this film eventually helped establish the superhero concept as a respected film genre. Donner went on to direct such enduringly popular titles as "The Goonies" (1985), "Scrooged" (1988) and the "Lethal Weapon" series (1987-98).

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Apr 24, 1930 In Bronx, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Superman 1978-12-13
Latest Project:
Series Cursed Films 2020-04-02
Known For
Poster of Superman II: Restoring the Vision
Poster of The Goonies
Poster of Superman II
Poster of Superman
Series Cursed Films Himself - Director, The Omen 2020-04-02
Movie Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Himself 2019-01-30
Movie Valerie Himself 2019-08-07
Movie Life After Flash Himself 2017-10-02
Movie Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-11-12
Movie Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Himself 2016-05-13
Movie Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire Self - Filmmaker 2014-09-20
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Movie Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Himself 2013-10-23
Movie A Family Affair: Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' to Life Self 2012-07-04
Movie Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon' Self 2012-07-04
Movie Casting By Self 2012-09-09
Movie Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' Self 2012-07-04
Movie Psycho Pension - The Genesis of Lethal Weapon Self 2012-07-04
Movie Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies' Unknown 2010-07-13
Movie Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics Self (archive footage) 2010-11-09
Movie Starz Inside - Comic Books Unbound Himself 2008-06-10
Movie Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman himself 2006-06-12
Movie 16 Blocks Man Holding a Birthday Cake (uncredited) 2006-03-01
Movie Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Man Walking by Diner (uncredited) (archive footage) 2006-11-02
Movie Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve Himself 2006-11-28
Movie Superman II: Restoring the Vision Himself 2006-11-28
Movie The Curse of 'The Omen' Unknown 2005-10-26
Movie Timeline Man in Car (uncredited) 2003-11-26
Movie Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Out Cold Snooty Bartender (uncredited) 2001-11-21
Movie Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' Himself 2001-05-01
Movie 666: The Omen Revealed Unknown 2000-09-05
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Maverick Dealer (uncredited) 1994-05-20
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1992-06-12
Series Tales from the Crypt Man at Bar (uncredited) 1989-06-10
Movie First Works Unknown 1989-10-10
Movie Scream Greats, Vol.2: Satanism and Witchcraft Himself 1986-10-21
Movie The Goonies Policeman (uncredited) 1985-06-07
Movie The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' Himself 1980-01-01
Movie Superman II Man Walking by Diner (uncredited) 1980-12-04
Movie Inside Moves Man who closes the ambulance doors (uncredited) 1980-12-19
Movie Superman Man in Street (extended version) (uncredited) 1978-12-13