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Richard D. Schwartzberg net worth:
$100 Million

Richard D. Schwartzberg information

Richard D. Schwartzberg information

Birth date: April 24, 1930
Birth place: The Bronx, New York City U.S.
Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)
Profession:Director, Producer, Actor
Spouse:Lauren Shuler Donner

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Richard Donner (born April 24, 1930) is an American film director, comic book writer and film producer.After directing the horror film The Omen (1976), Donner became famous for the hailed creation of the first modern superhero film, Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve. The influence of this film eventually helped establish the superhero concept as a respected film genre.Donner later went on to direct such films as The Goonies (1985) and Scrooged (1988), while reinvigorating the buddy film genre with Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels. He and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, own the production company The Donners' Company, which is most well known for producing the X-Men film series.In 2000, he received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. He was also nominated for Best Director in 1978 for Superman. Film historian Michael Barson writes that Donner had "emerged as one of Hollywood's most reliable makers of action blockbusters". Wikipedia

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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut 2006 Video
16 Blocks 2006
Timeline 2003
Lethal Weapon 4 1998
Conspiracy Theory 1997
Assassins 1995
The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 1994 Video video "It's Probably Me"
Maverick 1994
Tales from the Crypt 1989-1992 TV Series 3 episodes
Lethal Weapon 3 1992
Radio Flyer 1992
Two-Fisted Tales 1992 TV Movie segment "Showdown"
Lethal Weapon 2 1989
Scrooged 1988
Lethal Weapon 1987
The Goonies 1985
Ladyhawke 1985
The Toy 1982
Inside Moves 1980
Superman II 1980 uncredited
Superman 1978
The Omen 1976
Bronk 1975 TV Series 2 episodes
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic 1975 TV Movie
A Shadow in the Streets 1975 TV Movie
Kojak 1973-1974 TV Series 3 episodes
Petrocelli 1974 TV Series 1 episode
Sons and Daughters 1974 TV Series 3 episodes
Lucas Tanner 1974 TV Series 1 episode
The Streets of San Francisco 1974 TV Series 2 episodes
Cannon 1971-1973 TV Series 4 episodes
Stat! 1973 TV Movie
Nightside 1973 TV Movie
Hernandez 1973 TV Movie
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1972 TV Series 3 episodes
Ironside 1972 TV Series 1 episode
Banyon 1972 TV Series 1 episode
Circle of Fear 1972 TV Series 1 episode
Cade's County 1971-1972 TV Series 3 episodes
The Sixth Sense 1972 TV Series 1 episode
Bearcats! 1971 TV Series 2 episodes
Sarge 1971 TV Series 1 episode
The Interns 1971 TV Series 1 episode
Lola 1970
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour TV Series 3 episodes director - 3 episodes, 1969
Salt and Pepper 1968
The Felony Squad 1966 TV Series 3 episodes
The Wild Wild West 1966 TV Series 3 episodes
Jericho 1966 TV Series 1 episode
It's About Time 1966 TV Series 1 episode
The Fugitive 1966 TV Series 2 episodes
The F.B.I. 1966 TV Series 1 episode
Get Smart 1965 TV Series 2 episodes
12 O'Clock High 1965 TV Series 4 episodes
The Trials of O'Brien 1965 TV Series
Perry Mason 1964-1965 TV Series 3 episodes
Gilligan's Island 1964-1965 TV Series 3 episodes
The Yellowbird 1964 TV Movie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964 TV Series 4 episodes
Mr. Novak 1963-1964 TV Series 7 episodes
The Twilight Zone 1963-1964 TV Series 6 episodes
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 1964 TV Series 1 episode
The Lieutenant 1963-1964 TV Series 2 episodes
The Doctors and the Nurses 1963 TV Series 1 episode
Combat! 1963 TV Series 1 episode
The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series 2 episodes
Philbert (Three's a Crowd) 1963 Short as Richard D. Donner
Sam Benedict 1962-1963 TV Series 6 episodes
Have Gun - Will Travel 1961-1962 TV Series 5 episodes
The Rifleman 1962 TV Series 7 episodes
The Detectives 1962 TV Series 1 episode
X-15 1961 as Richard D. Donner
Wagon Train 1961 TV Series 1 episode
The Tall Man 1961 TV Series 2 episodes
Route 66 1961 TV Series 1 episode
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1960-1961 TV Series 6 episodes
The Loretta Young Show 1961 TV Series 5 episodes
The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1960 TV Series 1 episode
Zane Grey Theater 1960 TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goonies 2 producer announced
Black & White in Colors 2012 associate producer
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 executive producer
Timeline 2003 producer
Ritual 2002 producer
Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher 2002 TV Movie producer
X-Men 2000 executive producer
Any Given Sunday 1999 executive producer
Made Men 1999 producer
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 producer
Double Tap 1997 producer
Free Willy 3: The Rescue 1997 executive producer
Conspiracy Theory 1997 producer
Perversions of Science 1997 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House 1996 TV Series executive producer - 1997
Bordello of Blood 1996 executive producer
Tales from the Crypt TV Series executive producer - 93 episodes, 1989 - 1996 producer - 6 episodes, 1989
Assassins 1995 producer
W.E.I.R.D. World 1995 TV Movie executive producer
The Omen 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home 1995 executive producer
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight 1995 executive producer
Tales from the Cryptkeeper 1993-1994 TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Maverick 1994 producer
Free Willy 1993 executive producer
Lethal Weapon 3 1992 producer
Two-Fisted Tales 1992 TV Movie executive producer
Delirious 1991 executive producer
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 producer
Scrooged 1988 producer
The Lost Boys 1987 executive producer
Lethal Weapon 1987 producer
The Goonies 1985 producer
Ladyhawke 1985 producer
The Final Conflict 1981 executive producer
A Shadow in the Streets 1975 TV Movie producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
16 Blocks 2006 Man Holding a Birthday Cake (uncredited)
Timeline 2003 Man in Car (uncredited)
Out Cold 2001 Snooty Bartender (uncredited)
Conspiracy Theory 1997 Cab Passenger (uncredited)
Maverick 1994 Dealer (uncredited)
Tales from the Crypt 1989-1990 TV Series Man at Bar / Audience Member
The Goonies 1985 Policeman (uncredited)
Superman II 1980 Man Walking by Diner (uncredited)
Superman 1978 Man in Street (extended version (uncredited)
Lassie 1971 TV Series Clay Braddock
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964 TV Series Inebriate
The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series Arnold Hardy

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supergirl 2015-2016 TV Series character: Non - 8 episodes
Men of Annapolis 1957 TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superman Returns 2006 director: archive footage

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Our House 2013 Short special thanks
Casting By 2012 Documentary special thanks
Q&A with Ilya Salkind: Superman II 2012 Video documentary thanks
Superman: Requiem 2011 special thanks
How My Dad Killed Dracula 2008 Short special thanks
Superman II: Restoring the Vision 2006 Video documentary short special thanks
The Omen 2006 special thanks
666: 'The Omen' Revealed 2000 Video documentary special thanks
Hungry 2000/I Short special thanks
Tales from the Cryptkeeper 1999 TV Series special thanks - 13 episodes
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes 1998 Video documentary short special thanks
The Chili Con Carne Club 1995 Short special thanks
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short special thanks
Soul Mates 1990 Short special thanks
Aaron Webster's Superman 1979 Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Davi's Way 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Superhero Nation Documentary post-production
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond 2016 Documentary Himself
CinemAbility 2013 Documentary Himself
Paul Mazursky's: It's All Crap 2013 Short Himself
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics 2013 Documentary Himself
Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot 2013 Documentary Himself
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself
A Family Affair: Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' to Life 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Psycho Pension: The Genesis of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
The Actor's Journey 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Actor's Journey for Kids 2011 Video documentary Himself
Kneel Before Zod 2010 Video short Himself
The Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
From the Inside Out: Moving from Manuscript to Motion Picture 2009 Video documentary short Himself
MGM's Secret Operations 2008 Video documentary short Himself - Director, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
U.N.C.L.E. V.I.P.S.: Season 4 2008 Video documentary short Himself - Director, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director, Superman: The Movie
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos 2008 Documentary Himself
Paybacks Are a Bitch 2007 Video documentary Himself
Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Superman II: Restoring the Vision 2006 Video documentary short Himself
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman 2006 Video documentary Himself
Film '72 2006 TV Series Himself
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1994-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Who Needs Sleep? 2006 Documentary
The Curse of 'The Omen' 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Lost Boys: A Retrospective 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Dinner for Five 2004 TV Series Himself
Journey Through 'Timeline' 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Textures of 'Timeline' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002 TV Series Himself
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend 2001 Video documentary short Himself - Director
The Omen Legacy 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: Get Smart 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' 2001 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool 2001 Documentary Himself
666: 'The Omen' Revealed 2000 Video documentary Himself - Director
Curse or Coincidence? 2000 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Profile 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Lethal Weapon 4: Cast and Crew Interviews 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes 1998 Video documentary short Himself - Director
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith 1995 Video documentary Himself
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short Himself
Entertainment UK 1992 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Mel Gibson's Video Diary 2: Lethal Weapon 3 1991 TV Special short Himself
First Works 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mel Gibson's Unauthorized Video Diary 1989 TV Short Himself
Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Muy personal 1987 TV Series Himself - Guest
Scream Greats, Vol. 2: Satanism and Witchcraft 1986 Documentary Himself
Treffpunkt Kino 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Goonies' 1985 TV Short documentary Himself
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Revista de cine 1979 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics 2010 Video documentary Himself
The Magic Behind the Cape 2001 Video documentary short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award American Cinema Editors, USA
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Ojai Film Festival
2008 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Awarded on October 16, 2008 at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in a double ceremony with Lauren Shuler Donner.
2007 Career Achievement Award Casting Society of America, USA
2006 Nicola Tesla Award Satellite Awards
2002 Joseph L. Mankiewicz Excellence in Filmmaking Award Director's View Film Festival
2000 President's Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2000 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Outstanding Achievement in Directing
1979 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Superman (1978) · Mario Puzo (story/screenplay)
· David Newman (screenplay)
· Leslie Newman (screenplay)
· Robert Benton (screenplay)
· Jerry Siegel (story)
· Joe Shuster (story)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Audience Participation Show/Game Show Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House (1996) · Eytan Keller (executive producer)
· Jack Wohl (executive producer)
· David Giler (executive producer)
· Robert Zemeckis (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Grant Johnson (supervising producer)
· Stephanie Keane (senior coordinating producer)
· Philip Wallnutt (coordinating producer)
· Julia Gilbert (co-producer)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series Tales from the Crypt (1989) · David Giler
· Walter Hill
· Joel Silver
· Robert Zemeckis
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series Tales from the Crypt (1989) · David Giler (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Robert Zemeckis (executive producer/director)
· Gilbert Adler (producer/co-producer/writer)
· A L Katz (producer/co-producer/writer)
· William Malone (director)
· Russell Mulcahy (director)
· Dick Beebe (writer)
· Ron Finley (writer)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series Tales from the Crypt (1989) · David Giler (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Robert Zemeckis (executive producer)
· Gilbert Adler (producer)
· A L Katz (producer)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series Tales from the Crypt (1989) · David Giler (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Robert Zemeckis (executive producer)
· Gilbert Adler (producer)
1986 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Ladyhawke (1985) · Edward Khmara (story/screenplay)
· Michael Thomas (screenplay)
· Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
· David Webb Peoples (screenplay)
1979 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Superman (1978)

TitleSalary
Conspiracy Theory (1997) $5,000,000
Assassins (1995) $12,000,000
Radio Flyer (1992) $5,000,000
Superman (1978) $1,000,000
The Omen (1976) $115,000

#Fact
1 Directed the two war veterans turned actors who played the iconic disabled war veteran Homer Parish in the different versions of the same story - The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Returning Home (1975). Donner directed Harold Russell in Inside Moves (1980) and James R. Miller in Scrooged (1988).
2 His mother, Hattie, was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. His father, Fred Schwartzberg, was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
3 The novelization for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) uses the word omen; Donner directed The Omen (1976), and The Goonies (1985) the same year as Holmes and both were scripted by Chris Columbus and produced by Steven Spielberg. The book also says one of the characters is a superman to Holmes; this may be an in-joke to Donner who directed The Goonies (1985) and the first two Superman movies; there is a scene in Donner's movie when Sloth reveals a shirt with Superman's S on it.
4 Mervyn LeRoy's "Little Caesar" is his favorite film.
5 He was offered the opportunity to direct Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) but he declined.
6 Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Diana Scarwid in Inside Moves (1980).
7 He was interested in directing Dragonheart and spent 6 months on it in preproduction before moving on to other projects.
8 Lives in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.
9 Turned down the offer to direct Alien³ (1992).
10 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).
11 Was offered the job of directing Never Say Never Again (1983) but turned it down according to the book "The Films of Sean Connery" by Philip Lisa and Lee Pfeiffer.
12 Was considered to direct the first Batman film (Batman (1989)), and had actor Mel Gibson in mind for the role of Batman.
13 Was asked to direct the fourth Superman film (Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)), and considered it alongside Tom Mankiewicz, who had been the writer of the first two Superman films, but ultimately both Donner and Mankiewicz declined, as they had other projects to deal with at the time.
14 Was actively pursued by Michael Crichton to direct Jurassic Park (1993).
15 Actor Steve Kahan is his cousin. Kahan has appeared in 12 of his movies.
16 Kept both One-Eyed Willie's head and a model for the ship from The Goonies (1985). Aside from directing the film, he has an uncredited cameo as one of the sheriffs on the quads as the Goonies exit the cave with the ship. He's the one with the gray hair. Producer 'Steven Spielberg (I)' instructed the cast members to act cold and distant toward Donner on the last week of filming, which puzzled him. Shortly after filming wrapped, Donner went to his beach house in Hawaii, ran into a frenzied neighbor who took up his entire day. When he arrived home, the entire cast was there with Donner to celebrate with a cookout. Spielberg flew them over to Hawaii on the promise that they not speak a word of the surprise to Donner, which prompted them to act the way they were on the last week of filming.
17 Originally, Donner directed Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) back to back, then cut back on filming the sequel to focus on finishing the first one for a Christmas release. A clash with producers Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind over the material led to Donner being fired before he could finish filming the second one and he was replaced with Richard Lester. Donner later estimated that he had directed 80% of the sequel and saw about 50% of his work in the theatrical film.
18 Frequently makes uncredited appearances in his own movies.

#Quote
1 [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.
2 [on Christopher Reeve] He's the real-life Superman. I know I will see him walk again.
3 [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!"
4 [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.
5 [on Mel Gibson] Mel Gibson is God's gift to a director, but he tells the worst jokes in the world.
6 [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.

#Trademark
1 Deep gruff voice
2 Often inserts lines of dialog or places PSA posters/stickers for animal rights, human rights, and gun control
3 Movies have a glossy look or feel to them
4 Frequently casts Danny Glover
5 Shots from waist level or below looking up at actors
6 Long shots looking at actors through gaps in scenery or between other actors in the scene
7 Features human free-fall stunts in nearly all his films
8 Frequently casts Steve Kahan
9 Frequently casts Mel Gibson
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