Schumacher labored on all kinds of movies, together with the teenager vampire story “The Misplaced Boys,” the Julia Roberts melodrama “Dying Younger,” the darkish satire “Falling Down” starring Michael Douglas, and a pair of thrillers tailored from John Grisham novels, “The Shopper” and “A Time to Kill.”
Nonetheless, he was recognized greatest in some circles for his affiliation with the Batman franchise, directing “Batman Eternally” and “Batman & Robin” within the 1990s, in a notable tonal departure from the darker method that director Tim Burton dropped at these films.
Born in Queens, Schumacher attended the Parsons Faculty of Design at New Faculty College and had labored as a window dresser earlier than coming to Hollywood as a fancy dress designer, together with an early job on the Woody Allen science-fiction comedy “Sleeper.”
Schumacher grew to become a author within the 1970s — together with scripts for “The Wiz” and “Automobile Wash” — earlier than launching his profession as a director with a pair of TV films, adopted by “The Unbelievable Shrinking Lady,” starring Lily Tomlin, and “D.C. Cab.”
Schumacher developed a popularity for figuring out younger expertise, as exemplified by the ensemble casts on “St. Elmo’s” and “Misplaced Boys,” which included Demi Moore, Rob Lowe and Kiefer Sutherland.
Extra just lately, Schumacher directed the film model of the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” and some episodes of the Netflix drama “Home of Playing cards.”