Fast Facts

  • Worked as a design and display artist for the Henri Bendel clothing store in New York while attending college.
  • Opened his own boutique, Paraphernalia, in the 1960s.
  • Broke into the film industry as a costume designer; later wrote the screenplays for Car Wash and The Wiz, among others.
  • Made his feature-film directorial debut in 1981 with the Lily Tomlin comedy The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
  • Directed music videos such as Seal's "Kiss from a Rose" and INXS's "Devil Inside."
  • In 2008, directed the music video for "World Long Gone" by Scars on Broadway.
  • Directed the 2011 film thriller Trespass, featuring Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage. He had directed Cage in the 2000 crime drama 8MM, and Kidman in the 1995 film Batman Forever.

Relationships

  • Francis Schumacher — Father
  • Marian Schumacher — Mother

College

  • Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (BA, 1965); attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Costume designer

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