Richard Donner

Richard Donner

  • Born on
    • April 24th, 1930
  • Died on
    • July 5th, 2021
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).


Acting (8 Credits)

200616 Blocks as Man Holding a Birthday Cake (uncredited)
2003Timeline as Man in Car (uncredited)
2001Out Cold as Snooty Bartender (uncredited)
1994Maverick as Dealer (uncredited)
1985The Goonies as Policeman (uncredited)
1980Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Man Walking by Diner (uncredited) (archive footage)
1980Inside Moves as Man who closes the ambulance doors (uncredited)
1980Superman II as Man Walking by Diner (uncredited)


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