Joel Schumacher

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Schumacher in April 2003

Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American movie director, writer, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his movies such as Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, The Lost Boys, Falling Down, A Time to Kill, 8mm, Tigerland, and Phone Booth.

Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City.[1] He studied at Parsons The New School for Design and University of California, Los Angeles. Schumacher is openly gay.[2]


  1. Joel Schumacher Biography (1939-)
  2. "Gay directors bring home the bacon". The Advocate. May 13, 2003. Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2007.

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