Schumacher labored on a broad range of movies, like the teenager vampire tale “The Missing Boys,” the Julia Roberts melodrama “Dying Younger,” the darkish satire “Falling Down” starring Michael Douglas, and a pair of thrillers adapted from John Grisham novels, “The Shopper” and “A Time to Get rid of.”
However, he was recognized ideal in some circles for his affiliation with the Batman franchise, directing “Batman For good” and “Batman & Robin” in the 1990s, in a notable tonal departure from the darker technique that director Tim Burton introduced to those motion pictures.
Born in Queens, Schumacher attended the Parsons Faculty of Style and design at New College College and had worked as a window dresser in advance of coming to Hollywood as a costume designer, together with an early task on the Woody Allen science-fiction comedy “Sleeper.”
Schumacher turned a author in the 1970s — such as scripts for “The Wiz” and “Vehicle Clean” — prior to launching his vocation as a director with a pair of Television flicks, followed by “The Amazing Shrinking Lady,” starring Lily Tomlin, and “D.C. Cab.”
Schumacher developed a standing for figuring out young talent, as exemplified by the ensemble casts on “St. Elmo’s” and “Shed Boys,” which incorporated Demi Moore, Rob Lowe and Kiefer Sutherland.
A lot more not too long ago, Schumacher directed the film variation of the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” and a couple episodes of the Netflix drama “Residence of Cards.”