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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."

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 84

Birthday 1930-04-24

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Richard D. Schwartzberg
  • Richard D. Donner
  • R.D. Donner
  • Dick Donner

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner CutDirector
2006 16 BlocksDirector
2003 TimelineDirector
1998 Lethal Weapon 4Director
1997 Conspiracy TheoryDirector
1995 AssassinsDirector
1994 MaverickDirector
1992 Lethal Weapon 3Director
1992 Radio FlyerDirector
1992 Two-Fisted TalesDirector
1991 Sam CadeDirector
1989 Lethal Weapon 2Director
1989 Tales from the Crypt(3 episodes)Director
1988 ScroogedDirector
1987 Lethal WeaponDirector
1985 The GooniesDirector
1985 LadyhawkeDirector
1982 The ToyDirector
1980 Inside MovesDirector
1978 SupermanDirector
1976 The OmenDirector
1975 Bronk(1 episode)Director
1975 Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage AlcoholicDirector
1974 Petrocelli(3 episodes)Director
1973 Kojak(4 episodes)Director
1972 The Streets of San Francisco(2 episodes)Director
1972 Ghost Story(2 episodes)Director
1972 Banyon(1 episode)Director
1972 The Marshal of MadridDirector
1971 Sarge(1 episode)Director
1971 Cannon(5 episodes)Director
1970 The Interns(1 episode)Director
1970 LolaDirector
1968 Salt and PepperDirector
1967 Ironside(1 episode)Director
1966 Jericho(2 episodes)Director
1966 Felony Squad(3 episodes)Director
1966 It's About Time(1 episode)Director
1965 The Nurses(3 episodes)Director
1965 The F.B.I.(1 episode)Director
1965 Get Smart(2 episodes)Director
1965 The Wild Wild West(3 episodes)Director
1964 Gilligan's Island(2 episodes)Director
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.(4 episodes)Director
1964 Twelve O'Clock High(4 episodes)Director
1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters(1 episode)Director
1963 Mr. Novak(7 episodes)Director
1963 The Fugitive(2 episodes)Director
1963 The Lieutenant(2 episodes)Director
1963 Philbert (Three's a Crowd)Director
1962 The Eleventh Hour(3 episodes)Director
1962 Combat!(1 episode)Director
1962 Sam Benedict(6 episodes)Director
1961 X-15Director
1960 Route 66(1 episode)Director
1959 The Detectives(1 episode)Director
1959 The Twilight Zone(6 episodes)Director
1958 The Rifleman(7 episodes)Director
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive(6 episodes)Director
1957 Perry Mason(3 episodes)Director
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel(3 episodes)Director
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(1 episode)Director
1953 Letter to Loretta(5 episodes)Director

Production

2003 TimelineProducer
1999 Any Given SundayExecutive Producer
1998 Lethal Weapon 4Producer
1997 Double TapProducer
1997 Conspiracy TheoryProducer
1995 AssassinsProducer
1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon KnightExecutive Producer
1994 MaverickProducer
1992 Lethal Weapon 3Producer
1992 Two-Fisted TalesExecutive Producer
1989 Lethal Weapon 2Producer
1989 Tales from the Crypt(114 episodes)Producer
1988 ScroogedProducer
1987 The Lost BoysExecutive Producer
1987 Lethal WeaponProducer
1985 The GooniesProducer
1985 LadyhawkeProducer
1981 Omen III: The Final ConflictExecutive Producer

Acting

2017 Laddie as Himself
2016 Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond as Himself
2013 Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics as Himself
2013 Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation as Himself
2013 Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot as Himself
2010 Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies'
2008 Starz Inside - Comic Books Unbound as Himself
2006 Superman II: Restoring the Vision as Himself
2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman as Himself
2006 Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman as himself
2001 Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' as Himself
2001 Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend as Himself
2000 666: The Omen Revealed
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1986 Scream Greats, Vol.2: Satanism and Witchcraft as Himself
1980 The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' as Himself

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