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Joel Schumacher


Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Phone Booth (2002) and Batman Forever (1995). See full bio »
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 2013 House of Cards (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Chapter 6 (2013)
- Chapter 5 (2013)
 2012 Star Baby (Video short)
 2011 Trespass
 2011 Man in the Mirror (Short)
 2010 Twelve
 2009 Blood Creek
 2008 Choose or Lose (TV Special)
 2007 The Number 23
 2004 I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (Video documentary) (video "Devil Inside")
 2002 Phone Booth
 2002 Bad Company
 2000 Tigerland
 1999 Flawless
 1999 8MM
 1994 The Client
 1993 Falling Down
 1992 2000 Malibu Road (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
- Pilot (1992)
- Episode #1.2 (1992)
 1991 Dying Young
 1990 Flatliners
 1989 Cousins
 1988 INXS: Kick: The Video Flick (Video short documentary) (video "Devil Inside")
 1987 The Lost Boys
 1983 D.C. Cab
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Directed Seal music video "Kiss from a Rose" (1994). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

The basis of St. Elmo's Fire (1985) is there's a group of people. Everyone had their group and you always think you're going to be best friends forever. But life comes in. So, can you be best friends forever? It touches on universal themes. See more »

Trivia:

Stated in an interview with Variety magazine that 'Great Expectations (1946)' haunted him as a child and inspired him to be a director. See more »

Trademark:

His movies will have scenes set at Halloween (St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Flatliners (1990) and Batman Forever (1995)). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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Schumacher is NOT an inconsistent director... Candlemas
Way too much respect for this guy around here. purplegoose13
Joel should direct new batman beyond live action version movie? chriswilke-1
Amazing, Awesome, Astonishing Director. alvin_edwin
good movies james-hering
Joel's view on Lost Boys the Tribe?? ChrisVaughn
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