Image of Richard Donner

Richard Donner

1930-04-24 Bronx, New York, USA

Image of Richard Donner


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).


Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Himself 2019-01-30
Valerie Self 2019-08-07
Davi's Way Self 2018-07-13
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Self 2017-11-12
Life After Flash Self 2017-10-02
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Self 2016-05-13
Marlon Brando, un acteur nommé désir Self - Filmmaker 2014-09-20
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Self 2013-10-23
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Self 2013-01-15
Casting By Self 2012-11-01
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' Self 2012-07-04
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics Self (archive footage) 2010-11-09
Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies' Himself 2010-07-13
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos Self 2009-01-11
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound Self - Director, Superman: The Movie 2008-06-10
16 Blocks Man Holding a Birthday Cake (uncredited) 2006-03-01
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Man Walking by Diner (uncredited) 2006-11-02
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman Self 2006-06-12
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman Self 2006-11-28
The Curse of 'The Omen' Self 2005-10-26
Timeline Man in Car (uncredited) 2003-11-26
Out Cold Snooty Bartender (uncredited) 2001-11-21
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend Self 2001-01-01
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' Self 2001-05-01
666: The Omen Revealed 2000-09-05
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith 1995-10-20
Maverick Dealer (uncredited) 1994-05-20
First Works Self 1989-10-10
Scream Greats, Vol.2: Satanism and Witchcraft Himself 1986-10-21
The Goonies Policeman (uncredited) 1985-06-07
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' Self 1980-01-01
Superman II Man Walking by Diner (uncredited) 1980-12-09
Inside Moves Man who closes the ambulance doors (uncredited) 1980-12-19