Richard Donner, the director who launched Superman on the big screen and elevated the boyfriend movie to blockbuster status with Deadly weapon As part of a five-decade career as a film and television director and producer, died Monday at the age of 91. His credits included directing these iconic films in several genres of horror photography. The omen to children’s adventure tale The Goonies to a Christmas classic Shaved.
He was remembered in industry circles today for his dazzling laughter and kindness, along with his Goonies Co-star Sean Astin said, âWhat I felt about him as a 12 year old was that he cared about him. I love that he cares about him.
Steven Spielberg said, âDick had such a powerful mastery of his films and was so good in so many genres. Being in your circle was akin to spending time with your favorite trainer, the smartest teacher, the fiercest motivator, the most endearing friend, the most loyal ally and, of course, the most. great Goonie of all. He was a very child. All heart. All the time. I can’t believe he’s gone, but his hoarse, warm laugh will always stay with me.
Richard Donner passes away: director of “Superman”, “Lethal Weapon” and “The Goonies” was 91 years old
Mel Gibson, who became a world star thanks to the film directed by Donner Deadly weapon films, told Deadline that Donner was his “friend and mentor,” saying “He was magnanimous in heart and soul, which he generously gave to all who knew him.â¦ I will miss him very much, along with all his mischievous mind and wisdom.
Here is what those who worked with him and were inspired by him. Keep checking back as we add to the list.
Richard Donner’s big heart and effervescent charm have shone in his films through the remarkable performances of his cast, which is no small feat. You remember all the characters from Superman, Lethal Weapon, The Goonies and more because Donner knew how to capture that magic onscreen. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/7NDH9kKnQZ
– edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 5, 2021
Richard Donner made a kid out of the devil in The Omen, invented the modern comic book movie with Superman, and reinvented the Friends movie with Lethal Weapon. I met him last year about a project. Guy was a born storyteller. Thanks for all the movies, Dick! https://t.co/pjC9dbSkbt
– KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 5, 2021
Richard Donner had the biggest and most powerful voice you can imagine.
He caught the eye and he laughed like no man has ever laughed before. Dick was so much fun. What I felt about him as a 12 year old was that he cared about him. I love how much he cared.
– Goonies never say die
– Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) July 5, 2021
Incredibly sad to have heard the news that the wonderful #RichardGive is dead. He was the best.
– Sarah Douglas (@TheSarahDouglas) July 5, 2021
It’s hard to imagine another director with as much tonal breadth as Richard Donner, who nailed him every time regardless of genre. Who else could have done both THE GOONIES and THE OMEN? LETHAL WEAPON and SCROOGED? And a SUPERMAN for the ages. He’s done so many of my favorite movies. TO TEAR APART.
– Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) July 5, 2021
RIP, Richard Donner, director of the greatest superhero movie of all time. pic.twitter.com/Vu5rMvLush
– Aditya Sood (@adityasood) July 5, 2021
Richard Donner has made many wonderful and iconic films including Superman, the Goonies and Lethal Weapon 1-4.
One of his lesser-known films is a movie gem.
It’s called LADYHAWKE and stars Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer pic.twitter.com/utuLf2gv7W
– Don Winslow (@donwinslow) July 5, 2021
The great Richard Donner on the set. RIP pic.twitter.com/KiGTYCytP4
– Museum of the moving image (@MovingImageNYC) July 5, 2021
Richard Donner Dead: ‘Superman’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ director was 91 – deadline https://t.co/bsCFadRq3g Good God good man. We are less
– Titus Welliver (@welliver_titus) July 5, 2021
Richard Donner was one of the great Hollywood directors – The Omen, Superman, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon, Scrooged. Each of them is perfect. Made us believe that a man could fly. One of the architects of the blockbuster. Farewell sir, your inheritance is immortal. #RichardGive pic.twitter.com/XgC8wheQIv
– JONATHAN SOTHCOTT (@sothcott) July 5, 2021
– Gabriel Luna (@IamGabrielLuna) July 5, 2021
Underrated beyond imagination. LADYHAWKE by Richard Donner. Check it out if you’ve never … pic.twitter.com/gxU4Qqo5Uf
– robliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 5, 2021
#richarddonner was not just the architect of the modern superhero film – his career is a straight line from the early golden age of television to the creation of the modern blockbuster. his death truly marks the end of many eras. https://t.co/UAXVMUgBpq
– javier grillo-marxuach (@OKBJGM) July 5, 2021
Richard Donner was the best. THE OMEN, SUPERMAN, GOONIES, LETHAL WEAPONS, SROOGÃ. There is no one else like him. A genius, and in all respects, a joy to work with. Maybe he rests in peace. pic.twitter.com/gAVI0Hs84T
– Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) July 5, 2021
We hosted Richard Donner for a screening of THE OMEN at the inaugural Beyond Fest in 2013. He was as generous, kind, caring and brilliant as you would have liked. We lost a good one. pic.twitter.com/KbV0td4BvT
– Beyond the festival (@BeyondFest) July 5, 2021