Richard Donner, a renowned director who directed “The Goonies” the first picture “Superman,” and other blockbuster smashes, was killed on Monday at 91.
Other credits from Donner include the 1976 horror masterpiece “The Omen,” Mel Gibson and Danny Glover’s cop series “Lethal Weapon” from 1987, “Scrooged” from 1988, and its final film from 2006 “16 Blocks.” “16 Blocks”
In addition to this, he has directed episodes of IMDB-style TV programs like “Get Smart,” “Perry Mason,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Twilight Zones,” taking on the position of producer for “X-Men” and “Free Willy” blockbuster blockbusters.
In verifying Donner’s death, the Holywood reporter cited Donner’s assistant, but Deadline stated that Donner’s manager or producer’s wife, Lauren Schuler Donner, did not give a cause of death.
The “Goonies” actor, Sean Astin stated on Twitter, “Richard Donner had the largest, the most booming voice you could imagine.”
“His attention was commanded and he laughed as no one had ever laughed. So much fun was Dick. Dick. What I saw in him was that he took care of him, as a 12-year-old child. How much he looked after, I adore “In his 1985 Teen treasure hunt film, Astin tweeted about his experience.
The plot on which the Goonies are based was written by fellow filmmaker Steven Spielberg in a declaration that Donner had “the strong leadership of his films.”
Spielberg said in a statement tweeted by his production firm Amblin: “It is like hanging with his favorite coach, his intelligent lecturer, his toughest motivator, his dearest buddy, his staunchest ally, and – certainly – the best Goonie of all.”