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Joel Schumacher Biography – Joel Schumacher Wiki
Joel Schumacher (born Joel T. Schumacher) was an American filmmaker. He rose to fame after directing the hit films, St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners (1990).
Schumacher took the reins of the “Batman” franchise following Tim Burton’s exit from Warner Bros. His first movie, 1995’s “Batman Forever,” starred Val Kilmer as the Caped Crusader, as well as Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman and Jim Carrey as The Riddler. His second and last film in the franchise was 1997’s “Batman and Robin,” which starred George Clooney as Batman, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze.
After “Batman,” Schumacher directed the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical, “The Phantom of the Opera.” The film received three Oscar nominations.
Some of Schumacher’s other films include “Flatliners,” “A Time to Kill,” “The Client,” “Tigerland” and “Phone Booth,” among others. Most recently, he directed two episodes of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 2013.
Joel Schumacher Age
Joel T. Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939, in New York, New York, United States as Joel T. Schumacher. He died on June 22, 2020, in New York City. He was 80 years old.
Joel Schumacher Wife
Joel Schumacher did not have a wife. He was openly gay.
Joel Schumacher Family
Schumacher was born to Marian (née Kantor) and Francis Schumacher.
Joel Schumacher Death
Joel T. Schumacher died on June 22, 2020, at the age of 80 after a year-long battle with cancer. A representative for Schumacher said in the following statement to Primal Information: “Filmmaker Joel Schumacher, director of such films as ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘The 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.”
Emmy Rossum, who was directed by Schumacher in the Oscar-nominated The Phantom of the Opera (2014), tweeted: “I am in tears learning of Joel Schumacher’s passing. He was a force. He was one of kind. Creative. Intense. Passionate. He played a huge part in the shaping of my life. I don’t have the right words right now.”
Kiefer Sutherland said in a statement: “Early today one of my dearest friends and partners in filmmaking, Joel Schumacher, passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. His joy, spirit and talent will live on in my heart and memory for the rest of my life. Joel gave me opportunities and lifelong lessons, making films such as The Lost Boys, Flatliners, A Time To Kill and Phonebooth. His mark on modern culture and film will live on forever. I will miss you, my friend.”
Joel Schumacher Cause of Death
Joel Schumacher’s cause of death was cancer.
Joel Schumacher Net Worth
Joel Schumacher’s net worth was estimated to be $80 Million.
Joel Schumacher Height
Schumacher stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m).