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Richard Donner, Director of ‘Superman,’ ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Lethal Weapon,’ Dies at 91

Director-producer Richard Donner, best known for helming the “Lethal Weapon” film series, “The Goonies” and the original “Superman” film, died on Monday. He was 91.Donner’s production company confirmed news of his death to Variety, though the cause was not disclosed.Though not his first bigscreen effort, his big feature break came with 1976’s “The Omen,” starring […]

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Richard Donner Remembered: Jeff Cohen, Who Played Chunk in ‘Goonies,’ On Director’s Astounding Generosity

Jeff Cohen first met Richard Donner while making “The Goonies,” the 1985 adventure classic about a group of misfit kids hunting for treasure. Cohen played Chunk, a mischevious preteen who loves ice cream and prank calls. Decades later, he credits Donner with coaxing out his performance, but Cohen owes more to the late director than […]

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Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and More Mourn Richard Donner: ‘The Greatest Goonie of All’

Following the news of legendary director Richard Donner’s death, heartfelt tributes are emerging from all over Hollywood, including from Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.Donner, who directed the original “Superman” film, the 1985 classic “The Goonies” and the “Lethal Weapon” series, died on Monday at the age of 91.Fellow director Spielberg, who wrote the […]

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Richard Donner: His Life and Career in Photos

Richard Donner, who died July 5 at 91, directed for TV series including “Twilight Zone,” “Get Smart” and “Man From U.N.C.L.E” before becoming one of the top movie directors of the 1970s and ’80s with films including “Superman,” “The Goonies” and “Lethal Weapon.” His later films included “Conspiracy Theory” and “Timeline.”More from VarietySteven Spielberg, Mel […]

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Richard Donner, Director of ‘Superman’ and ‘The Goonies,’ Dies at 91

Richard Donner, director of the original “Superman” film as well as “The Goonies” and all four “Lethal Weapon” films, has died at the age of 91. Deadline reported that his wife, Lauren Schuler Donner and business manager confirmed his passing. No cause of death has been provided.Richard Donner spent nearly two decades working on some […]

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Richard Donner, master of macho blockbusters with a human touch

Superman, Lethal Weapon, The Omen, Scrooged – the movie director’s CV tracked Hollywood’s most bankable genres from the 80s onwardsRichard Donner was the classic studio director and an action blockbuster maestro, the Michael Curtiz of the VHS age; he was the great inventor, or reinventor, of so many Hollywood genres and styles. When Hollywood invented […]

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Richard Donner, Director of ‘Superman,’ ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘The Goonies,’ and More, Dead at 91

Richard Donner, prolific Hollywood director and producer, has died. He was 91. Donner died Monday, according to his wife, producer Lauren Schuler Donner, and his business manager. No cause of death has been revealed. Donner directed some of the most iconic movies of the 1970s and ’80s, including Superman, The Goonies, and Lethal Weapon. Donner’s […]

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‘Superman’ Director Richard Donner Is Not a Fan of Today’s ‘Bleak and Angry’ Superhero Movies

At 90 years old, Richard Donner is gearing up to direct the fifth movie in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. “It’s both my privilege and duty to put it to bed. It’s exciting, actually,” the director recently told The Telegraph for a career-spanning profile in which he looks ahead to his next film and reflects on […]

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Here’s What’s New to Netflix in April 2020

Now more than ever, people are probably curious to know what new movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix in April 2020. Well good news: it’s a solid lineup! Library titles include David Fincher’s masterpiece The Social Network, the entire Lethal Weapon and The Matrix franchises, the underrated Ya adaptation The Perks of Being […]

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