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

Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg, April 24, 1930) is an acclaimed, decades-spanning director of films, such as The Omen (1976), Superman: The Movie, 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 Superhero 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 Film Series). Known for his "NO FUR" lapel pin.


Films directed by Richard Donner


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