Joel Schumacher

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Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American filmmaker.wikipedia
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St. Elmo's Fire (film)

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Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners (1990). The Brat Pack films St. Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys were two of Schumacher's biggest hits.
St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher.

Flatliners

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Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners (1990).
Flatliners is a 1990 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Michael Douglas and Rick Bieber, and written by Peter Filardi.

Falling Down

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His films Falling Down (1993) and 8mm (1999) competed for Palme d'Or and Golden Bear, respectively.
Falling Down is a 1993 thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Ebbe Roe Smith.

The Client (1994 film)

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He later went on to direct the John Grisham adaptations The Client (1994) and A Time to Kill (1996).
The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, and starring Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, Anthony Edwards, and Ossie Davis.

Batman Forever

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The Schumacher-directed Batman films Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997) received mixed-to-negative reactions from both critics and the public.
Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman.

Batman in film

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In 1993, he signed on to direct the next installments of the Batman film series.
Burton and Keaton returned for the 1992 sequel Batman Returns, and in 1995, Joel Schumacher directed Batman Forever with Val Kilmer as Batman.

Batman & Robin (film)

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The Schumacher-directed Batman films Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997) received mixed-to-negative reactions from both critics and the public.
Directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Akiva Goldsman, it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, George Clooney as Bruce Wayne / Batman, and Chris O'Donnell as Dick Grayson / Robin, alongside Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, and Elle Macpherson.

8mm (film)

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His films Falling Down (1993) and 8mm (1999) competed for Palme d'Or and Golden Bear, respectively. After back-to-back Grisham and Batman films, Schumacher decided to reinvent his career with darker, lower-budget fare like 8mm with Nicolas Cage, and Flawless with Robert De Niro.
8mm is a 1999 crime mystery film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.

A Time to Kill (1996 film)

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He later went on to direct the John Grisham adaptations The Client (1994) and A Time to Kill (1996).
It is the second of two films based on Grisham's novels directed by Joel Schumacher, with the other being The Client released two years prior.

Colin Farrell

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Known for casting young actors, Schumacher helped actors like Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Matthew McConaughey to launch careers.
Farrell appeared in the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone in 1999, and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him as the lead in the war drama Tigerland in 2000.

The Number 23

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He also directed The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Number 23 (2007), and two episodes of House of Cards.
The Number 23 is a 2007 American thriller film written by Fernley Phillips and directed by Joel Schumacher.

Phone Booth (film)

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After the Batman films, Schumacher pulled back from blockbusters and returned to making minimalist films such as Tigerland (2000) and Phone Booth (2002), both earning positive reviews.
Phone Booth is a 2003 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by David Zucker and Gil Netter, written by Larry Cohen and starring Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, and Kiefer Sutherland.

The Phantom of the Opera (2004 film)

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He also directed The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Number 23 (2007), and two episodes of House of Cards.
Produced and co-written by Lloyd Webber and directed by Joel Schumacher, it stars Gerard Butler in the title role, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, and Jennifer Ellison.

Tigerland

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After the Batman films, Schumacher pulled back from blockbusters and returned to making minimalist films such as Tigerland (2000) and Phone Booth (2002), both earning positive reviews.
Tigerland is a 2000 American war drama film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Colin Farrell as Private Roland Bozz.

Car Wash (film)

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He also wrote the screenplays for the 1976 low-budget hit movie Car Wash, 1978's The Wiz—an adaptation of the stage play of the same name—and a number of other minor successes.
The film was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher.

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

His film directorial debut was The Incredible Shrinking Woman in 1981, which starred Lily Tomlin.
The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a 1981 Italian-American science-fiction comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher (in his directing debut), written by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, John Glover, and Elizabeth Wilson.

The Wiz (film)

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He also wrote the screenplays for the 1976 low-budget hit movie Car Wash, 1978's The Wiz—an adaptation of the stage play of the same name—and a number of other minor successes.
Its story was reworked from William F. Brown's Broadway libretto by Joel Schumacher, and Quincy Jones supervised the adaptation of Charlie Smalls and Luther Vandross' songs for it.

Brat Pack

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The Brat Pack films St. Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys were two of Schumacher's biggest hits.

Flawless (1999 film)

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After back-to-back Grisham and Batman films, Schumacher decided to reinvent his career with darker, lower-budget fare like 8mm with Nicolas Cage, and Flawless with Robert De Niro.
Flawless is a 1999 crime comedy-drama film directed and written by Joel Schumacher and starring Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Kiss from a Rose

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Schumacher also served as the director for the music videos of two songs appearing in the franchise: "Kiss from a Rose", by Seal, and "The End Is the Beginning Is the End", by The Smashing Pumpkins, which he co-directed with Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
Joel Schumacher subsequently called Seal, and requested use of the song to play over a love scene between the characters played by Nicole Kidman and Val Kilmer in Batman Forever.

Fashion Institute of Technology

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Schumacher studied at Parsons The New School for Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Well-known alumni of the school include the fashion designers Norma Kamali, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors (who did not complete his studies there), interior designer Scott Salvator and the film director Joel Schumacher.

Bad Company (2002 film)

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Schumacher returned to big-budget Hollywood with Bad Company starring Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock.
Bad Company is a 2002 American-Czech action comedy thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock.

The Lost Boys

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Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners (1990). The Brat Pack films St. Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys were two of Schumacher's biggest hits.
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American horror film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.

Val Kilmer

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Val Kilmer replaced Michael Keaton in the title role.
In December 1993, Batman director Joel Schumacher had seen Tombstone and was most impressed with Kilmer's performance as Doc Holliday.

Veronica Guerin (film)

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In 2002, he directed Cate Blanchett in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced biopic Veronica Guerin.
Veronica Guerin is a 2003 biographical crime film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role.