The “daddy” of Goonies died. American director Richard Donner died Monday July 5 at the age of 91, reports the American press. Among Richard Donner’s great titles are the first Superman,The curse (1976), the series The lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover started in 1987, Party ghosts (Scrooged, 1988) and his last film in 2006, 16 blocks.
He has also directed episodes of major television shows such as Max the Menace (Get Smart), Perry mason, Shipwrecked Island (Gilligan’s Island) and The Fourth Dimension (The Twilight Zone). He was also a producer of X-Men and Save Willy (Free Willy).
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The Hollywood Reporter quotes Richard Donner’s assistant to confirm his death, while Deadline specifies that his wife Lauren Schuler Donner did not specify the causes of death. ” Richard Donner had the biggest, resonant voice anyone can imagine The star of Goonies, Sean Astin.
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“ He attracted attention and laughed like no one had laughed before. Dick was so funny. What I saw in him, as a 12 year old child, what he cared about, and I really appreciated Astin also tweeted.
Steven Spielberg, who wrote the story about which The Goonies is based, said in a statement that Donner had a ” powerful mastery of his films “.
Born in the Bronx and raised in New York City before joining New York University, Donner also served in the United States military, according to Hollywood Reporter.