“Superman” director Richard Downer dies at the age of 91

Richard Donner attended an academy that paid tribute to his career in 2017.

Richard Donner attended an academy that paid tribute to his career in 2017.
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Superman Director Richard Downer, The beloved filmmaker’s success behind the lens also includes fool, Lethal weapon, And his work as a producer X-Men with X-Men Origin: Wolverine, With At the age of 91.

After a short career as an actor, Downer’s film producer career began in the television industry, Credits like this Fringe area, Man from uncle, with Fugitive. After a series of smaller directorial works throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, Downer’s first major breakthrough was directing the smash hit thriller omen In 1976, before filming his own superhero movie with legends Superman In 1978, casting Christopher Reeves (Christopher Reeves) played DC Comics’ legendary man of tomorrow and changed the pattern of a new generation of superhero movies.Downer originally planned to return home For the sequel, Superman II, But behind the scenes with Film producer, succeeded by Richard Lester.Most of Downer’s work stayed in the finals Superman II Unsigned until issued by Warner Bros. Superman II: Edited by Richard Downer In the home video in 2006, it coincided with Bryan Singer’s movie restart Superman returns.

As Downer moves on-most notably Lethal weapon Franchise rights in the late 80s and 90s began a working relationship with Mel Gibson and lasted until Maverick with Conspiracy theory-Downer has added more production roles in his career, including director and producer Pass by with assassin, And participation with peers Superman Alumni singer in 2000 X-Men.

As species The report stated that the cause of death was not disclosed. His wife, producer Lauren Schuler Downer survived.

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