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Joel Schumacher

Joel T. Schumacher (August 28th, 1939 - June 22nd, 2020) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Schumacher was raised in New York City by his mother and suffered from substance abuse at a young age. He became a fashion designer after graduating from Parsons School of Design, but would continue suffering from substance abuse and high levels of debt until the early 1970s. He first entered film-making as a production and costume designer before gaining writing credits on Car Wash, Sparkle, and The Wiz. He received little attention for his initial theatrically released films, The Incredible Shrinking Woman and D.C. Cab, but rose to prominence after directing St. Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys. Schumacher was selected to replace Tim Burton as director of the Batman franchise and oversaw Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. After the Batman franchise Schumacher directed smaller budgeted movies, including Tigerland and Phone Booth. He directed The Phantom of the Opera which was released to mixed-to-negative reviews in 2004. His final directorial work was for two episodes of House of Cards.

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Aug 28, 1939 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Riddle Me This: Why is Batman Forever? 1995-07-10
Latest Project:
Movie Very Ralph 2019-11-12
Known For
Poster of Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
Poster of Everything Is Copy
Poster of Heckler
Poster of Riddle Me This: Why is Batman Forever?
Movie Halston Self 2019-06-07
Movie Very Ralph Himself 2019-11-12
Movie Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself 2016-02-06
Movie Everything Is Copy Unknown 2015-09-29
Movie Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Movie The Batmobile Himself 2012-07-16
Movie Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Self 2012-09-21
Movie Heckler Self 2007-01-01
Movie Bloodsucking Cinema Unknown 2007-10-26
Movie Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Movie Stupidity Himself 2003-01-01
Movie What the Folk?... Behind the Scenes of 'Queer as Folk' Himself 2000-04-09
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Joel Schumacher 1998-10-01
Movie Riddle Me This: Why is Batman Forever? Himself 1995-07-10