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Born: April 24, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Raised in Mount Vernon, NY
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Began career as an actor off-Broadway
1950:
Worked with director Martin Ritt on TV production of W Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage" for "The Teller of Tales"
1958:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA; began directing commercials, industrial films and documentaries
1960:
Debut as TV director, episode of "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (CBS)
1961:
Directed numerous episodes of TV series including "Perry Mason" (CBS), "The Fugitive" (ABC), "Get Smart" (CBS, NBC), as well as the pilots for "Kojak" (CBS) and "Bronk" (CBS)
1961:
Feature directing debut, "X-15" starring Charles Bronson
1975:
TV-movie producing and directing debut, "A Shadow in the Streets" (NBC)
1976:
First major feature, "The Omen" was box office hit
1978:
Directed "Superman"; replaced on the sequel "Superman II" by Richard Lester
1981:
First film as executive producer, "Omen III: The Final Conflict"
1985:
First film as producer (with Lauren Shuler), "Ladyhawke"; also directed
1987:
Introduced cop team of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in "Lethal Weapon"; produced and directed
1989:
Served as executive producer and producer on cable series "Tales From the Crypt" (HBO); also directed various episodes
1990:
Paid the then-record fee of $5 million to take over the direction of "Radio Flyer" (1992) from screenwriter and first-time director David Mickey Evans after ten days of shooting; Donner replaced cast and added more upbeat ending
1994:
Produced and directed movie version of old TV series "Maverick," starring Mel Gibson
1997:
Reunited with Gibson for "Conspiracy Theory," co-starring Julia Roberts
1998:
Helmed "Lethal Weapon 4" with Gibson and Glover; also produced
1999:
Executive produced Oliver Stone's football drama "Any Given Sunday"
2000:
Executive produced feature adaptation of comic book series "X-Men"
2003:
Helmed the feature adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel "Timeline"; also co-produced
2006:
Directed Bruce Willis and Mos Def in the thriller "16 Blocks"
2009:
Executive produced the prequel feature "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

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