Film director, producer, some-time comic book writer Richard Donner has passed away at the age of 91. Donner was most know for directing Superman, The Goonies, Scrooged, The Toy, the Lethal Weapon movies, Maverick, Ladyhawke and more. I believe he was even in the process of trying to get another Lethal Weapon off the ground, or was that for The Goonies? He also produced Free Willy, the X-Men movies, and directed/wrote a bunch of TV series from the 50s, 60s to the 90s. According to his wife, producer and his business manager, Lauren Schuler Donner, he passed away today.
The last time I saw him doing any type of press, it was for the Goonies reunion when Josh Gad had everyone doing it for Reunited Apart last year. Watch below.
I loved a lot of the movies he directed and was involved with. I particular loved Goonies obviously, but also Lethal Weapon movies. Maverick was one I would always watch on cable when it was on. The behind the scenes special for Lethal Weapon were great, which he was heavily involved with. Even the movie Timeline, one of his later films was was guilty pleasure of mine. His talents will be missed!
Richard Donner had the biggest, boomiest voice you could imagine.
He commanded attention and he laughed like no man has ever laughed before. Dick was so much fun. What I perceived in him, as a 12 year old kid, is that he cared. I love how much he cared.
– Goonies Never Say Die
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) July 5, 2021
Richard Donner, the prolific Hollywood director and producer whose helming credits include some of the most iconic movies of the 1970s and ’80s including the Christopher Reeve-starring Superman, The Goonies and the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover buddy cop series Lethal Weapon, has died. He was 91.
Donner died Monday, according to his wife, the producer Lauren Schuler Donner, and his business manager. No cause of death has been revealed.