Joel Schumacher (1939–2020)


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Joel Schumacher was an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and fashion designer from New York City. He rose to fame in the 1980s for directing the coming-of-age drama "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), and the vampire-themed horror film "The Lost Boys" (1987). In the 1990s, he worked on two controversial superhero films "Batman Forever" (... See full bio »

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Known For

(2004)
Batman & Robin Director
(1997)
Phone Booth Director
(2002)
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 (Music Video)
 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 Bush: Letting the Cables Sleep (Music Video)
 1999 Flawless
 1999 8MM
 1997 The Smashing Pumpkins: The End Is the Beginning Is the End (Music Video) (original material)
 1995 Seal: Kiss from a Rose, Version 1 (Music Video)
 1994 The Client (directed by)
 1993 Falling Down
 1992 2000 Malibu Road (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1992)
- Episode #1.5 (1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
- Pilot (1992)
 1991 Dying Young
 1990 Flatliners
 1989 Cousins (directed by)
 1988 INXS: Devil Inside (Music Video)
 1988 INXS: Kick: The Video Flick (Video short documentary) (video "Devil Inside")
 1987 The Lost Boys
 1983 D.C. Cab (directed by)
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie) (directed by)
Show Show Writer (12 credits)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (74 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

3 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Parents:

Marian Schumacher (Kantor) | Francis W. Schumacher
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on The Lost Boys (1987)] Vampires are hot. They're the only erotic monster. Frankenstein's not hot. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Scenes set at Halloween (St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Flatliners (1990) and Batman Forever (1995)) See more »

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