Richard Donner

Richard Donner

Highest Rated: 100% Davi's Way (2017)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Toy (1982)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1930

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A former off-Broadway actor who began directing commercials and industrial films in the late 1950s, Richard Donner went on to become one of the top-grossing directors in the 1970s and 1980s before tapering off later in his career. After directing numerous episodes of top shows like "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1964-68) and "Kojak" (CBS, 1973-78), Donner achieved critical and commercial success with his genre-defining horror movie, "The Omen" (1976), widely considered to be the best of its kind. He followed up with the epic "Superman: The Movie" (1978), which, after a difficult production that resulted in his firing while shooting "Superman II" (1980), became a huge box office hit while setting the bar for all other comic book-based movies to follow. After a few critical and financial flops like "Inside Moves" (1980) and "The Toy" (1982), Donner directed the cult favorite adventure, "The Goonies" (1985), before breaking the mold again - this time in the buddy action genre - with "Lethal Weapon" (1987), which spawned three sequels over the next decade. Throughout his career, Donner remained a true original that fans and colleagues held in high regard.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Davi's Way Himself (Character) - 2017
37% 58% X-Men Origins: Wolverine Executive Producer $179.9M 2009
No Score Yet 76% Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Director - 2006
56% 57% 16 Blocks Director $36.9M 2006
11% 45% Timeline Director,
Producer
$19.5M 2003
No Score Yet 29% Ritual Producer - 2001
81% 83% X-Men Executive Producer $157.3M 2000
52% 73% Any Given Sunday Executive Producer $75.5M 1999
No Score Yet 49% Made Men Producer - 1999
54% 64% Lethal Weapon 4 Director,
Producer
$129.8M 1998
44% 44% Free Willy 3: The Rescue Executive Producer $3.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Tap Producer - 1997
57% 64% Conspiracy Theory Director,
Producer
$76.1M 1997
15% 31% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Executive Producer $5.6M 1996
16% 45% Assassins Director,
Producer
- 1995
50% 42% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Executive Producer $28M 1995
66% 71% Maverick Director,
Producer
$101.5M 1994
68% 50% Free Willy Executive Producer $76.3M 1993
33% 73% Radio Flyer Director $4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two-Fisted Tales Director - 1992
60% 61% Lethal Weapon 3 Director,
Producer
$142M 1992
82% 77% Lethal Weapon 2 Director,
Producer
$144.9M 1989
71% 71% Scrooged Director,
Producer
$58.2M 1988
76% 85% The Lost Boys Executive Producer $31.7M 1987
81% 86% Lethal Weapon Director,
Producer
$61M 1987
76% 91% The Goonies Director,
Producer
$935K 1985
67% 74% Ladyhawke Director,
Producer
- 1985
9% 53% The Toy Director - 1982
No Score Yet 78% Inside Moves Director - 1980
94% 86% Superman: The Movie Director - 1978
86% 80% The Omen Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Shadow in the Streets Director,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucas Tanner Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgement Day Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teenage Lovers Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Senior Year Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal of Madrid Director - 1972
No Score Yet 5% Lola Director - 1969
No Score Yet 36% Salt and Pepper Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Philbert Director - 1963
No Score Yet 50% X-15 Director - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood's Best Directors Unknown (Character) 2014
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Director 1992 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Director 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Clay Braddock (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Director 1964-1965
90% 73% Gilligan's Island Director 1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Director 1963-1964
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Director 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Director 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1960

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