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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 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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Directed Bush music video "Letting The Cables Sleep". See more »

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


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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On directing "8mm": "It was fun to get it. No, nobody wanted to touch it. I don't think they could get anyone stupid enough to direct it, other than me. A lot of people were afraid of it. A lot of people don't want to go to a place like that as a director. They want everyone to love them." See more »


Was originally attached to direct Runaway Jury (2003), having previously filmed two other John Grisham adaptations, The Client (1994) and A Time to Kill (1996). See more »


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

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Anyone who thinks he's a bad director... petekrug17
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
good movies james-hering
Amazing, Awesome, Astonishing Director. alvin_edwin
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