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Profession: Director
Nationality: American
Birth Date: 24th Apr, 1930

Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg, April 24, 1930) is an American film and television director and producer. After directing the horror film The Omen (1976), Donner became known for directing the first modern superhero film Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve.

Donner later went on to direct films such as The Goonies (1985) and Scrooged (1988) while reinvigorating the buddy film genre with Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels. He and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, own the production company The Donner's Company, most well known for producing the X-Men film series. In 2000, he received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Film historian Michael Barson writes that Donner is "one of Hollywood's most reliable makers of action blockbusters".

Source: Wikipedia.com