Richard Donner is one of Hollywood's most important filmmakers, the driving force behind iconic hits The Omen, Superman, The Goonies, and the Lethal Weapon series. His films—which have grossed billions of dollars at the box-office—touch generations of moviegoers, yet little is known about the man responsible for their success.
In the only authorized biography, author James Christie charts Donner's transformation from wayward New York youth to Hollywood hotshot, revealing a power-generator personality every bit as large as his blockbuster movies.
Through extensive interviews with Richard Donner, his friends, family members, and many of those who have worked with and for the filmmaker, go behind the scenes and watch him butting heads with Steve McQueen, sidestepping Marlon Brando's eccentricities, and exploring the secrets of these and other big screen collaborations, such as Gregory Peck, Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Jodie Foster, Sylvester Stallone, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, and many more.
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