American director Joel Schumacher, known for his work on films about Batman, the film “Falling Down” and the series “House of Cards” died at the age of 80 in New York.
According to the Variety edition on June 22, Schumacher for a long time struggled with cancer. No other details are given.
The peak of the director’s career fell on 1980-1990s. He removed the tape “Batman Forever” with Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrie and Nicole Kidman, and then “Batman and Robin,” which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney.
A few years later, Schumacher directed the adaptation of the musical Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. He won three “Oscars” for this job.