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Richard Donner

Director

Born - 24 April 1930, New York City, USA
Died - 5 July 2021

Few directors have hit the big time so late in life after a long career in TV series as this bespectacled, tousle-haired, gravel-voiced American, especially noted for the Lethal Weapon films. Born Richard Donald Schwarzberg, he entered TV in 1957 as a writer, and was directing two years later. He took over direction of X-15 (1961) when the director fell ill, but Salt and Pepper (1968) and Twinky/Lola (1969) were his only subsequent cinema credits before he achieved great box-office success with The Omen in 1976. Subsequent movies include Superman (1978), Inside Moves (1980), The Toy (1982), LadyHawke (1984), The Goonies (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), Scrooged (1988), Lethal Weapon II (1989), Radio Flyer (1992), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Maverick (1994), Assassins (1995), Conspiracy Theory (1997), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Timeline (2003) and 16 Blocks (2006), his last. His wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, survives him.