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Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher (1939–2020), “Batman,” “The Lost Boys” director

by Kirk Fox

Joel Schumacher was the legendary director whose movies included two “Batman” movies along with “The Lost Boys” and St. Elmo’s Fire.”

  • Died: Monday, June 22, 2020. (Who else died on June 22?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 80 from Cancer.
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Legendary Hollywood Director  

Schumacher started out as a costume designer before becoming a director. His first hit film was 1985’s “St, Elmo’s Fire,” starring young “Brat Packers” Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, and Ally Sheedy. He directed the cult hit horror comedy “The Lost Boys,” starring Corey Haim and Kiefer Sutherland. Schumacher took over directing the “Batman” franchise from Tim Burton. He oversaw 1995’s “Batman Forever,” starring Val Kilmer as the superhero and 1997’s “Batman and Robin,” starring George Clooney as the caped crusader. Both movies did well at the box office but did not receive positive reviews. Other well-known Schumacher directed movies include “The Client,” “Falling Down,” and “Flatliners.”    

What they said about him

Full Obituary: Variety

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