Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Films and ‘Lost Boys,’ Dies at 80

Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher, who directed Batman Forever and Batman and Robin in the Batman cinematic franchise has passed away at the age of 80 after a year long cancer battle.

Yesterday a statement read: “Filmmaker Joel Schumacher, director of such films as St Elmo’s FireA Time to KillThe Client, and Tigerland, passed away quietly from cancer this morning after a year-long battle.

“He will be fondly remembered by his friends and collaborators.”

Schumacher made a sting of big hits and he was credited for boosting the acting careers of stars such as Colin Farrell, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey.

His other famous films include The Lost Boys (1987), Flatliners (1990), Dying Young (1991), Falling Down (1993) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).


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