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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).
Thursday, April 24, 1930, Bronx, New York, USA
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1976 The OmenDirector 1978 SupermanDirector 1980 Superman IIMan Walking by Diner (uncredited) 1985 The GooniesDirector, Producer, and Policeman (uncredited) 1987 Lethal WeaponProducer and Director 1987 The Lost BoysExecutive Producer 1989 Lethal Weapon 2Producer and Director 1992 Lethal Weapon 3Director and Producer 1993 Free WillyExecutive Co-Producer 1996 Bordello of BloodExecutive Producer 1997 Free Willy 3: The RescueExecutive Producer 1997 Conspiracy TheoryDirector and Producer 1998 Lethal Weapon 4Director and Producer 1999 Any Given SundayExecutive Producer 2003 TimelineDirector, Producer, and Man in Car (uncredited)Limited to the 15 most popular items