Richard Donner

24 Apr 1930

Director, Producer

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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Filmography (24 titles)

(movie, 2006)
7.016 Blocks
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2006)
···Superman II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 2003)
···Timeline
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1999)
7.6Any Given Sunday
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 1998)
7.8Lethal Weapon 4
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1997)
···Conspiracy Theory
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1995)
···Assassins
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1994)
···Maverick
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1992)
···Lethal Weapon 3
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1992)
···Radio Flyer
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
6.5Lethal Weapon 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1988)
···Scrooged
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1987)
···Lethal Weapon
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1985)
···The Goonies
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1985)
···Ladyhawke
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1982)
···The Toy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1981)
···Omen III: The Final Conflict
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1980)
···Inside Moves
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···Superman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···The Omen
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···Salt and Pepper
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Director
(series, 1965)
···The Trials of O'Brien
Genre: Drama
Role: Director