Hollywood loses one of its flagship filmmakers of the 70s and 80s. Richard Donner, director of Superman, The Goonies or The lethal Weapon, died on Monday at the age of 91, report several American media, including the specialized magazine Variety.
His death was announced by his wife, producer Lauren Schuler Donner. The causes of his death have not been specified.
Iconic works of American pop culture
Richard Donner has directed several major American pop culture films. He rose to fame in 1978 by directing the first film Superman, with Christopher Reeves in the title role. A feature film that met with major success when it was released, paving the way years later for multiple cinematographic sagas centered on superheroes.
Richard Donner also directed the famous adventure film The Goonies, which marked a whole generation of spectators by its humor and its sense of spectacle.
It is also to him that we owe the saga The lethal Weapon, with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, who revived the genre of “buddy movie”. Donner had also announced recently the start of the fifth installment of the adventures of the cops Roger Murtaugh and Martin Riggs.
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