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Joel Schumacher

1939 - 2020

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Joel T. Schumacher (; August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Raised in New York City by his mother, Schumacher graduated from Parsons School of Design and originally became a fashion designer. He first entered filmmaking as a production and costume designer before gaining writing credits on Car Wash, Sparkle, and The Wiz. Schumacher received little attention for his first theatrically released films, The Incredible Shrinking Woman and D.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joel Schumacher has received more than 3,692,068 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Joel Schumacher is the 139th most popular film director (down from 86th in 2019), the 967th most popular biography from United States (down from 602nd in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Film Director.

Joel Schumacher is most famous for directing the Batman movies, Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.

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Among film directors, Joel Schumacher ranks 139 out of 1,581Before him are Claude Lelouch, D. W. Griffith, István Szabó, Andrei Konchalovsky, Kim Ki-duk, and Josef von Sternberg. After him are Lasse Hallström, Blake Edwards, Jacques Demy, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Wong Kar-wai, and Victor Sjöström.

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Among people born in 1939, Joel Schumacher ranks 51Before him are Phil Spector, Jean-Marie Lehn, Junko Tabei, Marie Laforêt, Ali MacGraw, and Scott Glenn. After him are Ratko Janev, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, Volker Schlöndorff, Harry Kroto, Silvana Armenulić, and Carlo Ginzburg. Among people deceased in 2020, Joel Schumacher ranks 47Before him are George Steiner, Michael Lonsdale, Lucia Bosè, Christopher Tolkien, Kim Ki-duk, and Stirling Moss. After him are Kobe Bryant, Mirella Freni, Nexhmije Hoxha, Luis Sepúlveda, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and Eduard Limonov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joel Schumacher ranks 967 out of 18,182Before him are Daniel Dennett (1942), Murray Rothbard (1926), Carl Weathers (1948), Mel Ferrer (1917), Mark Wahlberg (1971), and Judith Butler (1956). After him are Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Richard E. Byrd (1888), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Thomas Pynchon (1937).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Joel Schumacher ranks 39Before him are John Carpenter (1948), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Michael Mann (1943), Michael Cimino (1939), Mel Brooks (1926), and D. W. Griffith (1875). After him are Blake Edwards (1922), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Ed Wood (1924), Robert Wise (1914), William Friedkin (1935), and Jonathan Demme (1944).