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Richard Donner

Film Director / Actor / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Executive Producer | * 04/24/1930 (89) | New York City, New York, USA
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Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg, April 24, 1930) is an American director and producer of film and television. After directing the horror film The Omen (1976), Donner became famous for directing the first modern superhero film, Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve. Donner later went on to direct movies such as The Goonies (1985) and Scrooged (1988), while reinvigorating the buddy film genre with Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels. He and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, own the production company The Donner's Company, most well known for producing the X-Men film series. In 2000, he received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Film historian Michael Barson writes that Donner is "one of Hollywood's most reliable makers of action blockbusters". ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Movies with Richard Donner as Actor(19)

TV Shows/Series with Richard Donner as Actor(2)

as Man at Bar (uncredited)1989 Tales from the Crypt

Movies with Richard Donner as Crew(48)

Directing/Director2006 16 Blocks
Directing/Director2003 Timeline
Production/Producer2003 Timeline
Production/Producer2002 Ritual
Production/Executive Producer2000 X-Men
Production/Executive Producer1999 Any Given Sunday
Production/Producer1999 Made Men
Directing/Director1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Production/Producer1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Directing/Director1997 Conspiracy Theory
Production/Producer1997 Conspiracy Theory
Production/Producer1997 Double Tap
Production/Executive Producer1996 Bordello of Blood
Directing/Director1995 Assassins
Production/Producer1995 Assassins
Production/Executive Producer1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
Production/Executive Producer1995 W.E.I.R.D. World
Production/Executive Producer1995 The Omen
Directing/Director1994 Maverick
Production/Producer1994 Maverick
Directing/Director1992 Lethal Weapon 3
Production/Producer1992 Lethal Weapon 3
Directing/Director1992 Tales from the Crypt: Volume 2
Directing/Director1992 Radio Flyer
Directing/Director1992 Two-Fisted Tales
Production/Executive Producer1992 Two-Fisted Tales
Directing/Director1989 Lethal Weapon 2
Production/Producer1989 Lethal Weapon 2
Production/Producer1988 Scrooged
Directing/Director1988 Scrooged
Production/Executive Producer1987 The Lost Boys
Directing/Director1987 Lethal Weapon
Production/Producer1987 Lethal Weapon
Directing/Director1985 The Goonies
Production/Producer1985 The Goonies
Directing/Director1985 Ladyhawke
Production/Producer1985 Ladyhawke
Directing/Director1982 The Toy
Production/Executive Producer1981 Omen III: The Final Conflict
Directing/Director1980 Inside Moves
Directing/Director1978 Superman
Directing/Director1976 The Omen
Directing/Director1970 Lola
Directing/Director1968 Salt and Pepper
Directing/Director1963 Philbert (Three's a Crowd)
Directing/Director1961 X-15

TV Shows/Series with Richard Donner as Crew(38)

Directing/Director1989 Tales from the Crypt
Production/Executive Producer1989 Tales from the Crypt
Directing/Director1975 Bronk
Directing/Director1974 Petrocelli
Directing/Director1973 Kojak
Directing/Director1972 The Streets of San Francisco
Directing/Director1972 Ghost Story
Directing/Director1972 Banyon
Directing/Director1971 Sarge
Directing/Director1971 Cannon
Directing/Director1970 The Interns
Directing/Director1967 Ironside
Directing/Director1966 Jericho
Directing/Director1966 Felony Squad
Directing/Director1966 It's About Time
Directing/Director1965 The Trials of O'Brien
Directing/Director1965 The Wild Wild West
Directing/Director1965 Get Smart
Directing/Director1965 The F.B.I.
Directing/Director1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Directing/Director1964 Gilligan's Island
Directing/Director1964 Twelve O'Clock High
Directing/Director1963 Mr. Novak
Directing/Director1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
Directing/Director1963 The Fugitive
Directing/Director1963 The Lieutenant
Directing/Director1962 Combat!
Directing/Director1962 Sam Benedict
Directing/Director1962 The Eleventh Hour
Directing/Director1960 Route 66
Directing/Director1959 The Detectives
Directing/Director1959 The Twilight Zone
Directing/Director1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Directing/Director1958 The Rifleman
Directing/Director1957 Have Gun – Will Travel
Directing/Director1957 Perry Mason
Directing/Director1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Directing/Director1953 Letter to Loretta

Additional Information

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Full Name: Richard Donner
Born: Thursday, 04/24 1930 (April) in The Bronx (current age: 89 years + 122 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Spouses (current/former): Lauren Shuler Donner
Other names for Richard Donner (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Richard D. Schwartzberg"
"Richard D. Donner"
"R.D. Donner"
"Dick Donner"
Richard Donner frequently works together with these people:
Lawrence Dobkin (23x, Actor)
Phillip Pine (18x, Actor)
Richard Anderson (17x, Actor)
John Milford (17x, Actor)
Milton Selzer (17x, Actor)
Dabbs Greer (15x, Actor)
Claude Akins (15x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (15x, Actor)
Ben Wright (15x, Actor)
John Larch (14x, Actor)
Joel Silver (14x, Crew)
Stuart Baird (12x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3724, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/08/2019