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Born in New York in 1939, Schumacher’s entry into the film industry was as a costume designer, from which he forayed into screenwriting.
His directorial debut was 1981’s The Incredible Shrinking Woman, but his notoriety was soon sealed with the seminal Eighties entries St. Elmo’s Fire (’85) and The Lost Boys (’87). Schumacher continued to deliver populist fare, while also achieving critical recognition for Falling Down (1993 Cannes winner).
The infamous debacle that was 1997’s Batman & Robin somewhat tarnished Joel’s reputation ever since, and his next success remains elusive.