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Creator: Richard Donner

"VERISIMILITUDE (the appearance or semblance of truth)"
Richard Donner's watchword while making the first Superman movie.

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.

Films directed by Richard Donner


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alternative title(s): Richard Donner
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