Lauren Shuler Donner

Lauren Shuler Donner

Highest Rated: 95% Dave (1993)

Lowest Rated: 8% Out Cold (2001)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1949

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Lauren Shuler was an American film producer who was best known for producing the globally successful "X-Men" film franchise. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Shuler fell in love with movies at a very young age. She would often sneak off to the theater with her cousin to see the newest release. Growing up in the Midwest was like being a million miles away from Hollywood. But even as a little girl, Shuler had big dreams of making movies one day. Thus, when it came time to enter college, Shuler attended Boston University, where she studied film production and editing. After college Shuler moved to Los Angeles to launch her film career. She quickly made a name for herself as an editor, and later as a camera operator for sitcoms, the latter of which was a field largely dominated by men in the 1970s. However, Shuler longed to be producing movies - she just needed a way in. Her opportunity came in 1978 when, after giving some creative advice on the script, she was credited as an associate producer on the 1978 disco comedy "Thank God It's Friday." Her work on the film opened up a numerous doors for Shuler, and in 1983 she produced her first feature film "Mr. Mom" (1983), which was successful at the box office. Shuler would go on to produce several more successful films throughout the 80s and 90s, including "Pretty in Pink" (1986), "Free Willy" (1993), "Bulworth" (1998), and the romantic comedy "You've Got Mail" (1998). Then in 2000 Shuler, along with her husband, director Richard Donner, produced the big screen adaptation of the popular comic book "X-Men" (2000). The film was a huge success at the international box office, and spawned numerous X-Men sequels and spin-offs, including 2017's "Logan," to become one of the most successful franchises in movie history. In addition to movies, Shuler also produced the television shows "The Gifted" (Fox, 2017- ) and "Legion" (Fox, 2017- ), both of which premiered in 2017.

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Filmography

Movies

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35% 56% The New Mutants Producer $23.9M 2020
22% 64% Dark Phoenix Producer $65.8M 2019
84% 85% Deadpool 2 Producer $324.3M 2018
55% 54% Once Upon a Deadpool Producer $322.5M 2018
93% 90% Logan Producer $226.3M 2017
47% 65% X-Men: Apocalypse Producer $155M 2016
85% 90% Deadpool Producer $363.1M 2016
90% 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past Producer $233.9M 2014
71% 69% The Wolverine Producer $132.5M 2013
86% 87% X-Men: First Class Producer $146.4M 2011
38% 42% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Producer $13.8M 2009
37% 58% X-Men Origins: Wolverine Producer $179.9M 2009
46% 54% Hotel for Dogs Producer $73M 2009
22% 38% Semi-Pro Executive Producer $33.5M 2008
59% 78% The Secret Life of Bees Producer $37.8M 2008
43% 79% She's the Man Producer $33.7M 2006
57% 61% X-Men: The Last Stand Producer $234.4M 2006
29% 53% Unaccompanied Minors Producer $16.6M 2006
46% 72% Constantine Producer $75.5M 2005
11% 45% Timeline Producer $19.5M 2003
20% 47% Just Married Executive Producer $56.1M 2003
85% 85% X2 Producer $214.9M 2003
8% 84% Out Cold Executive Producer $13.9M 2001
82% 83% X-Men Producer $157.3M 2000
52% 73% Any Given Sunday Producer $75.5M 1999
70% 73% You've Got Mail Producer $115.7M 1998
76% 68% Bulworth Executive Producer $26.4M 1998
44% 44% Free Willy 3: The Rescue Executive Producer $3.5M 1997
50% 32% Volcano Executive Producer $47.5M 1997
16% 45% Assassins Executive Producer - 1995
50% 42% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Producer $28M 1995
27% 21% The Favor Producer $2.6M 1994
95% 72% Dave Producer $61M 1993
68% 50% Free Willy Producer $76.3M 1993
14% 50% Three Fugitives Producer $40M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cameo by Night Executive Producer - 1987
75% 81% Pretty in Pink Producer $521K 1986
43% 68% St. Elmo's Fire Producer - 1985
67% 74% Ladyhawke Producer - 1985
78% 57% Mr. Mom Producer - 1983
30% 37% Thank God It's Friday Associate Producer - 1978

TV

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91% 85% Legion Executive Producer 2017-2019
79% 70% The Gifted Executive Producer 2017-2019
No Score Yet 100% Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Guest 2017

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