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Richard Donner

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Biography

Richard Donner, July 2006.

Source: Wikipedia

Richard Donner (born April 24, 1930) is an American film director, comic book writer and film producer. After directing the horror film The Omen (1976), Donner became famous for the hailed creation of the first modern superhero film, Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve.

Fact file

  • Born: Richard Donald Schwartzberg April 24, 1930 (age 85) The Bronx, New York, U.S.
  • Occupation: Director and producer
  • Spouse(s): Lauren Shuler (1985–present)

Read more about Richard Donner at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2017-06-08 15:54:10
Richard Donner‘s big heart — and bigger voice — commanded attention at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ tribute to the director-producer on Wednesday night in Beverly Hills. “He has a voice that gets the attention of people getting on the bus two blocks away,” said John Savage, ...

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Richard Donner, Derek Hoffman, Bobby Sabelhaus and John Zaozirny are developing drama “Sons of Soldiers,” centering on a high school football team at Fort Campbell, Ky., and the impact of the players’ parents serving in the military. “For us, this is a project that goes beyond the traditional sports drama, ...

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