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->''"VERISIMILITUDE (the appearance or semblance of truth)"''\\
-- '''Richard Donner's watchword while making the first ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movie'''.

Acclaimed, decades-spanning director of films such as ''Film/TheOmen'', ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanII: The Richard Donner Cut'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', all four ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movies, ''{{Scrooged}}'', ''Film/{{Maverick}}'', ''ConspiracyTheory'' and ''16 Blocks''.

Essentially credited with creating the modern SuperHero film with the acclaimed ''Superman: The Movie'' in 1978, which used an ensemble cast of extremely highly regarded actors (including MarlonBrando and a dynamite newcomer named Creator/ChristopherReeve), a heartfelt and deeply emotional story, state-of-the-art special effects, and Donner's motto of "verisimilitude" to turn the godlike comic-book hero into an extremely real and respectable character. Frequently works with Creator/MelGibson. Has co-written Superman comics recently, particularly "Last Son," that made his versions of [[CanonImmigrant General Zod, Ursa and Non]] part of TheDCU at last. Married to producer Lauren Shuler-Donner (''Film/{{X-Men}}'' films). Known for his "NO FUR" lapel pin.

!Films directed by Richard Donner
* ''Film/TheOmen'' (1976)
* ''Film/{{Superman}}'' (1978)
* ''Film/InsideMoves'' (1980)
* ''Film/SupermanII: The Richard Donner Cut'' (1980)
* ''Film/TheToy'' (1982)
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (1985)
* ''Film/TheGoonies'' (1985)
* ''Film/LethalWeapon'' (1987)
* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'' (1988)
* ''Lethal Weapon 2'' (1989)
* ''Film/RadioFlyer'' (1992)
* ''Lethal Weapon 3'' (1992)
* ''Film/{{Maverick}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995)
* ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'' (1997)
* ''Lethal Weapon 4'' (1998)
* ''Literature/{{Timeline}}'' (2003)
* ''16 Blocks'' (2006)
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