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Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Some notable films he has directed include St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Cousins, Falling Down, The Client, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, Batman & Robin, Flawless, Phone Booth, Veronica Guerin and The Number 23. Before he launched his career as a director, Schumacher also wrote the screenplay adaptation of The Wiz.


Schumacher was born in New York City, the son of Marian (nA(C)e Kantor) and Francis Schumacher. His mother was a Swedish Jew, and his father was a Baptist from Knoxville, Tennessee, who died when Joel was four years old. Schumacher studied at Parsons The New School for Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After first working in the fashion industry, he realized his true love was in filmmaking. He moved out to Los Angeles, where he began his media work as a costume designer in films such as Sleeper and developed his skills with television work while earning an MFA from UCLA.
Schumacher's first screenplay was for the musical drama Sparkle in 1976, which Schumacher had developed with Howard Rosenman before moving to Los Angeles. 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. His film directorial debut was The Incredible Shrinking Woman in 1981, which starred Lily Tomlin, and he quickly made more successful films, including two "brat pack" works. In addition, he worked with Julia Roberts on two medical films, Flatliners and Dying Young and directed Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall in the drama Falling Down.
St. Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys, considered to be archetypal movies of the 1980s, were two of Schumacher's biggest hits. Their style impressed audiences and their financial success allowed studios to trust him with ever larger projects. He states in the director's commentary for St.

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Billy Dee Williams Will Finally Play Two-Face in Lego Batman

Williams was originally cast in Tim Burton's Batman as Harvey Dent, but was replaced with Tommy Lee Jones when Joel Schumacher took over the franchise. Now, he'll finally get the chance to take on the villainous alter-ego in Lego Batman, fulfilling his ...
Posted: November 30, 2016, 2:13 pm

'Batman Forever' Fan Trailer Puts Joel Schumacher's Work in a New Light

A new fan trailer is putting Batman Forever in new light. Cut to Daft Punk's "The Game Has Changed" from the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, it instantly gives a whole new tone to the footage. Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever is often overlooked in the pantheon ...
Posted: November 28, 2016, 4:27 am

Billy Dee Williams Gets to Play Two-Face Again in 'The Lego Batman Movie'

But when Joel Schumacher took over in Batman Forever, a fully formed Two-Face was recast into Tommy Lee Jones, although the result of a half-pink Two-Face that mugged even more than Jim Carrey's Riddler wasn't ideal. Two-Face was redeemed when Aaron ...
Posted: December 1, 2016, 6:08 am
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