The director started his career in television working on a variety of different shows including ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’.
Donner then went on to directing films with the release of ‘X-15’ in 1952 and in 1976, he got his first big major movie breakthrough with the iconic horror film ‘The Omen’.
Fellow director Edgar Wright paid tribute to the filmmaker.
Richard Donner’s big heart & effervescent charm shone in his movies through the remarkable performances of his cast, which is no mean feat. You remember all the characters in Superman, Lethal Weapon, The Goonies & more, because Donner knew how to capture that magic onscreen. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/7NDH9kKnQZ
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 5, 2021
Steven Spielberg expressed that “Being in his circle was akin to hanging out with your favourite coach, smartest professor, fiercest motivator, most endearing friend, staunchest ally, and – of course – the greatest Goonie of all.”
“He was a kid. All heart. All the time. I can’t believe he’s gone, but his husky, hearty laugh will stay with me always.”
Rest in peace, Richard.
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