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Richard Donner

Richard Donner's biography

Richard Donald Schwartzberg is 91 years old film director born at The Bronx. Richard was born on Thursday 24th of April 1930. Richard is often nicknamed as Richard Donald Schwartzberg, Richard Donner, Dicky Donner, Dick. According to year of birth 1930 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 24th of April means Richard is Taurus. Taurus is most stable sign of Zodiac, that is the reason it is also included in the earthy sign of the Zodiac Belt. One born with this Moon Sign (Not a Rising Sign) is very stable and balanced through their mind.

He is native english speaker. He is white american. Richard is citizen of United States of America. He is jewish. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know Richard also as film actor, film producer, screenwriter. He is recently known as executive producer.

Richard Donner's family

Richard Donner's wife

She is known as actor. His wife was born on Thursday 23rd of June 1949 in Cleveland.

Richard Donner's ex wife

Richard Donner's career

Richard´s main focus is to be film director. Richard is famous thanks to The Omen (1976), Superman (1978), Lethal Weapon film series (1987–1998).

Is Richard Donner gay ?

Richard is known to be straight.

How did Richard Donner die

He died on on Monday 5th of July 2021 when he was 91 years old at Los Angeles. Richard Donners death was caused by undisclosed.

What Richard Donner has done for a first time

  • Co-producer of the "X-Men" films directed by Bryan Singer, who later directed Superman Returns (2006), a little more than 30 years after Donner himself directed the first one, Superman (1978).
  • Gene Hackman based his performance of Lowell Kolchek in Postcards from the Edge (1990) on Donner. The two had previously worked together on the first two Superman movies.

Richard Donner's quotes

  • [acknowledging Geoffrey Unsworth for developing the photography process that made the flying scenes in Superman (1978) possible] If it hadn't been for Geoffrey Unsworth, we wouldn't have had a movie.
  • [on Mel Gibson] Mel Gibson is God's gift to a director, but he tells the worst jokes in the world.
  • [on Mel Gibson] The most exciting thing that's come into my life as an actor and a friend. He's a very special human being.
  • [on László Kovács, cinematographer] He is and was such a genius. He loved light so much. He and Vilmos [cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond]. It was like you'd toss a coin. "Who are we going to get? Who's available? Get me one of them Hungarians!"
  • [on Christopher Reeve] He's the real-life Superman. I know I will see him walk again.
  • [on casting Marlon Brando in Superman (1978)] Marlon's the kind of man that if he can collect his money and not do the deed, he'd be only too happy to do so.
  • I have a bust of Abraham Lincoln in my office, and it's not because of the greatness he did for our country, but it's because that whenever I look at it I have to remember an actor killed him.

Richard Donner's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Richard Donner looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Richard is tall as 6' 2" (188 cm). Body build is average. Richard´s eyes are tinted brown - dark. Richard´s hair is shade of salt and pepper.