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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), Batman & Robin (1997) and Phone Booth (2002). See full bio »

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Known For

The Phantom of the Opera
(2004)
Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Director
(1997)
Phone Booth
Phone Booth Director
(2002)
8MM
8MM Director
(1999)

Filmography

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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 Seal: Kiss from a Rose, Version 1 (Video short)
 1994 The Client (directed by)
 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: Devil Inside (Video short)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Akiva Goldsman was blamed a lot for this sort of lightness and humor and fun and games of "Batman & Robin" but that's not fair. I take full responsibility. I mean Akiva did write the script but I shot it and worked with Akiva, so you know, if you love a movie, there are hundreds of people who made it lovable for you. If you don't like it, blame the director. That what our name's there for. See more »

Trivia:

Did not decide to pursue a career in film making until he was in his early thirties. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts younger actors See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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