Washington.- Richard Donner, director of the first film “Superman” (1978) and as popular as tape “fool” (1985) and “Mortal Weapon” (1987) died this Monday 91 years.
donor’s widowLauren Schouler DonnerNotified special publication of death time limit, and the filmmaker’s production company confirmed the news to the magazine. Varietyhandjob without reason nor the place of his death.
Donner directed some of the most iconic films of the 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the horror film. “Prognostic” (1976), in which he applied part of what he had learned while working on the famous television mystery series “the Twilight Zone”.
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biggest success It came to him Two years later, With “Superman”, starring christopher reeve and that it raised more than $300 million At the worldwide box office, more than five times your budget 55 million.
“His ‘Superman’ epitomizes today’s superhero movies. We’ll keep trying to reach the bar he left then“The president of Marvel said, Richard Feige, during the tribute to the donor held in 2017. by Film Academy.
Also the then president of DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns, in that gala defined “Superman” as “Best Superhero Movie”, and praised Donner for convincing the public that “a man can fly”.
“Mortal Weapon”, his biggest success
But it was the “Mortal Weapon” saga that propelled him to the directors’ mecca, which has grossed over a billion dollars at the box office with four successful installments. Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.
in the decades of 1980 and 1990 continuous direction “Blockbuster”:he trusted Gibson again “rogue” (1994) and “conspiracy theory” (1997), after working with Bill Murray on the Christmas comedy “Scrugged” (1988) and with Antonio Banderas and Sylvester Stallone “killers” (nineteen hundred and ninety five).
“Being a director was the best gift in the world. It was not work. it was a pleasureDonner assured during his honor gala organized by the Academy in 2017.