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Joel Schumacher (Born August 29, 1939) is a prolific filmmaker. He got his big break in the 1980s with the teen films ''Film/StElmosFire'' and ''Film/TheLostBoys'', [[AuteurLicense the success of which allowed him to direct]] two adaptations of Creator/JohnGrisham novels, ''Film/TheClient'' and ''Film/ATimeToKill''. Other well-known titles of his include ''[[Film/EightMM 8MM]]'', ''[[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 The Phantom of the Opera]]'' and ''Film/PhoneBooth''. He also directed chapters 5 and 6 in the hit Netflix series ''Series/HouseOfCards''.

To put it simply, Schumacher has made many films which are not ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', a fact which is [[NeverLiveItDown often conveniently overlooked]].

He also directed two music videos for songs off of the soundtracks to his ''Batman'' movies: "Kiss From A Rose" by Music/{{Seal}} and "The End Is The Beginning Is The End" by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins.

He also has [[AuthorAppeal a strange fixation with nipples]].

!! Filmography:
* ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'' (1973) - (costume designer only)
* ''Film/CarWash'' (1976) - (screenplay only)
* ''Film/TheWiz'' (1978) - (screenplay only)
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* ''The Incredible Shrinking Woman'' (1981)
* ''Film/DCCab'' (1983)
* ''Film/StElmosFire'' (1985)
* ''Film/TheLostBoys'' (1987)
* ''Film/{{Cousins}}'' (1989)
* ''Film/{{Flatliners}}'' (1990)
* ''Film/DyingYoung'' (1991)
* ''Film/FallingDown'' (1993)
* ''Film/TheClient'' (1994)
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' (1995)
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (1997)
* ''Film/ATimeToKill'' (1996)
* ''Film/EightMM'' (1999)
* ''Film/{{Flawless}}'' (1999)
* ''Film/{{Tigerland}}'' (2000)
* ''Film/BadCompany'' (2002)
* ''Film/PhoneBooth'' (2003)
* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'' (2003)
* ''[[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 The Phantom of the Opera]]'' (2004)
* ''Film/TheNumber23'' (2007)
* ''Film/BloodCreek'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Twelve}}'' (2010)
* ''Film/{{Trespass}}'' (2011)
* ''Series/HouseOfCards'' (2013)
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