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Joel Schumacher
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Schumacher in 2003
Born (1939-08-29)August 29, 1939
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 22, 2020(2020-06-22) (aged 80)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Fashion Institute of Technology (BFA)
University of California, Los Angeles (MFA)
Occupation Filmmaker, actor
Years active 1970–2017

Joel T. Schumacher (August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American movie director, writer, screenwriter, and producer. He was known for his movies such as D.C. Cab, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, The Lost Boys, Falling Down, A Time to Kill, 8mm, Tigerland, and Phone Booth. His directorial debut came in 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman.

Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City. He studied at Parsons The New School for Design and University of California, Los Angeles. Schumacher was openly gay. He died from cancer on June 22, 2020 in New York City, aged 80.

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