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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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The Phantom of the Opera
Phone Booth
Phone Booth Director
Batman Forever
Batman Forever Director
Batman & Robin
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 2013 House of Cards (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Chapter 6 (2013)
- Chapter 5 (2013)
 2012 The Killing Floor: 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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Show Show Costume designer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (65 credits)
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Other Works:

Directed Smashing Pumpkins music video "The End is the Beginning is the End" (1997). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »


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Personal Quote:

(on Batman & Robin (1997)) "If there's anyone that let's say loved Batman Forever and went into Batman & Robin with great anticipation, if I disappointed them in anyway, then I really want to apologize, cause it wasn't my intention. My intention was just to entertain them". See more »


On the interviews and audio commentary for the Batman & Robin (1997) 2-Disc Special Edition DVD released in 2005, he says that he was under pressure from toy companies and Warner Brothers management to deliver a family-friendly film and admits he went too far in that direction, but takes full responsibility for the end result and, at one point during the interviews, flat-out apologizes to ... See more »


Frequently casts Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt and Colin Farrell See more »

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Pedo rumors. shangra86
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
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Amazing, Awesome, Astonishing Director. alvin_edwin
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