Joel Schumacher dies, aged 80

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Joel Schumacher, one of the most successful Hollywood directors of the 1980s and 1990s, has passed away, it’s been announced.

Here’s some sad news. Director Joel Schumacher has died, at the age of 80.

Across an extensive career, Schumacher made teen favourites, helped bring the Brat Pack to prominence, was pivotal in introducing the likes of Julia Roberts and Colin Farrell to the movie world, and directed a host of huge films. In the 90s, as he made alternate Batman and John Grisham movies, he was one of the most successful film directors on the planet.

He leaves behind a sizeable body of work, including the likes of Falling Down, The Lost Boys, Flatliners, Batman Forever, St Elmo’s Fire, A Time To Kill and Tigerland. His final film as director was 2011’s Trespass.

Schumacher passed in New York City, following a battle with cancer.

Rest in peace, sir.

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