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Richard Donner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Donner (born April 24, 1930) is an American film director, film producer, and comic book writer. The production company The Donners' Company is owned by Donner and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner. After directing the horror film The Omen, Donner became famous for the hailed creation of the first modern superhero film, Superman, starring Christopher Reeve. The influence of this film eventually helped establish the superhero concept as a respected film genre. Donner later continued reinvigorating the buddy film genre with Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels. In 2000, he received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. He was also nominated for Best Director in 1978 for Superman. Film historian Michael Barson writes that Donner had "emerged as one of Hollywood's most reliable makers of action blockbusters." Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Donner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 24, 1930 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Superman 1978-12-13
Latest Project:
Movie Valerie 2019-08-07
Known For
Poster of Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
Poster of 666: The Omen Revealed
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 Casting By Self 2012-09-09
Movie Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies' Himself 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 The Curse of 'The Omen' 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 2000-09-05
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Maverick Dealer (uncredited) 1994-05-20
Movie First Works 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