"VERISIMILITUDE (the appearance or semblance of truth)"Acclaimed, decades-spanning director of films such as The Omen, Superman, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, The Goonies, all four Lethal Weapon movies, Scrooged, Maverick, Conspiracy Theory and 16 Blocks.Essentially credited with creating the modern Super Hero film with the acclaimed Superman: The Movie in 1978, which used an ensemble cast of extremely highly regarded actors (including Marlon Brando and a dynamite newcomer named Christopher Reeve), 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 Mel Gibson. Has co-written Superman comics recently, particularly "Last Son," that made his versions of General Zod, Ursa and Non part of The DCU at last. Married to producer Lauren Shuler-Donner (X-Men films). Known for his "NO FUR" lapel pin.
— Richard Donner's watchword while making the first Superman movie.
Films directed by Richard Donner