Richard Donner

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  • Birth Name: Richard Donald Schwartzberg
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Was the director of the first modern superhero film, Superman, in 1978.
  • Human free-fall stunts became one of his trademark film features.
  • While directing The Goonies, he makes an uncredited appearance on camera as one of the sheriffs as the Goonies exit the cave with the ship.
  • Steven Spielberg threw a surprise wrap party for Donner at Donner's beach house in Hawaii with the entire cast of The Goonies after filming.
  • Was given the President's Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in 2000.
  • Awarded his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a rare double ceremony with his wife, Lauren Shuler Donner in 2008.
  • His 2010 authorized biography features a forward by Mel Gibson.

Relationships

  • Joan — Sister
  • Fred Schwartzberg — Father
  • Hattie Schwartzberg — Mother
  • Lauren Shuler-Donner — Wife

College

  • New York University, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Richard Donald Schwartzberg
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer

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