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Richard Donner is survived by his wife, film producer Lauren Shuler Donner. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MovingImageNYC)

  • Richard Donner was considered a master of macho blockbusters
  • Donner garnered international fame when he helmed the Superman film
  • In 1985, he also directed "The Goonies"

American film director Richard Donner. (Photo credit: AFP/File)

  • Richard Donner was born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930, in New York City
  • He emerged in the 1980s as one of Hollywood’s most reliable makers of action movies
  • The most notable films in his resume were the ‘Lethal Weapon’ series and Superman