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

Acclaimed, decades-spanning director of films such as ''Film/TheOmen1976'', ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', ''Film/SupermanII: The Richard Donner Cut'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', all four ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movies, ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'', ''Film/{{Maverick}}'', ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'' and ''Film/SixteenBlocks''.

Essentially credited with creating the modern SuperHero film with the acclaimed ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' in 1978, which used an ensemble cast of extremely highly regarded actors (including Creator/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 Franchise/TheDCU at last. Married to producer Lauren Shuler-Donner (''Film/XMenFilmSeries''). Known for his "NO FUR" lapel pin.

!Films directed by Richard Donner
* ''Film/{{The Omen|1976}}'' (1976)
* ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' (1978)
** ''Film/SupermanII'' (1980) [[note]]he completed about 75% of the shooting before Richard Lester replaced him, a ''Richard Donner Cut'' of the film was made later[[/note]]
* ''Film/InsideMoves'' (1980)
* ''Film/TheToy'' (1982)
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (1985)
* ''Film/TheGoonies'' (1985)
* ''Film/LethalWeapon'' (1987)
** ''Film/LethalWeapon2'' (1989)
** ''Film/LethalWeapon3'' (1992)
** ''Film/LethalWeapon4'' (1998)
* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'' (1988)
* ''Film/RadioFlyer'' (1992)
* ''Film/{{Maverick}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995)
* ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{Timeline}}'' (2003)
* ''Film/SixteenBlocks'' (2006)