Joel Schumacher

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Schumacher in April 2003

Joel T. Schumacher (August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American movie director, writer, screenwriter, and producer. He was known for his movies such as D.C. Cab, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, The Lost Boys, Falling Down, A Time to Kill, 8mm, Tigerland, and Phone Booth. His directorial debut came in 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman.

Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City.[1] He studied at Parsons The New School for Design and University of California, Los Angeles. Schumacher was openly gay.[2] He died from cancer on June 22, 2020 in New York City, aged 80.[3][4]

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  1. Joel Schumacher Biography (1939-)
  2. "Gay directors bring home the bacon". The Advocate. May 13, 2003. Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Pedersen, Erik (June 22, 2020). "Joel Schumacher Dies: Director Of Two Batman & Brat Pack Pics, 'Falling Down' & Others Was 80". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Dagan, Carmel (June 22, 2020). "Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Films and 'Lost Boys,' Dies at 80". Variety. Retrieved June 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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