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Joel Schumacher


Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Phone Booth (2002) and Batman Forever (1995). See full bio »

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Known For

The Phantom of the Opera
(2004)
Phone Booth
Phone Booth Director
(2002)
Batman Forever
Batman Forever Director
(1995)
Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Director
(1997)

Filmography

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 2013 House of Cards (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Chapter 6 (2013)
- Chapter 5 (2013)
 2012 The Killing Floor: Star Baby (Video short)
 2011 Trespass
 2011 Man in the Mirror (Short)
 2010 Twelve
 2009 Blood Creek
 2008 Choose or Lose (TV Special)
 2007 The Number 23
 2004 I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (Video documentary) (video "Devil Inside")
 2002 Phone Booth
 2002 Bad Company
 2000 Tigerland
 1999 Flawless
 1999 8MM
 1994 The Client
 1994 Seal: Kiss from a Rose, Version 1 (Video short)
 1993 Falling Down
 1992 2000 Malibu Road (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
- Pilot (1992)
- Episode #1.2 (1992)
 1991 Dying Young
 1990 Flatliners
 1989 Cousins
 1988 INXS: Kick: The Video Flick (Video short documentary) (video "Devil Inside")
 1988 INXS: Devil Inside (Video short)
 1987 The Lost Boys
 1983 D.C. Cab
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie)
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Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (67 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Smashing Pumpkins music video "The End is the Beginning is the End" (1997). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Val did me two great favors. When I wanted him to be Batman, he said yes. Then he created a situation which allowed me not to have him play Batman again. They were both happy, happy instances, for which I will always be grateful." -- Premiere magazine (April 1997), in an article on Val Kilmer. See more »

Trivia:

Schumaker has cited David Lean's "Great Expectations" as having a tremendous influence on him. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts non-American actors as American characters See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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