Online Tributes For Richard Donner

Richard Donner

With yesterday’s news of the passing of “Superman: The Movie” director Richard Donner, tributes have been posted online from those who worked with him and those whose work was inspired by him. Here is a small selection of those tributes…

Warner Bros. – Rest in peace to legendary Director, Richard Donner. Thank you for helping us all believe a man can fly.

Amblin – Steven Spielberg reflects on the passing of Richard Donner, friend, and beloved director of THE GOONIES for Amblin Entertainment, who passed away today at 91.

Zack Snyder – Thank you, Richard Donner. You made me believe.

Patty Jenkins – I loved Richard Donner as person, and massively admired him as a director. To think he made The Omen, Superman, The Goonies and Lethal Weapon in just over 10 years time, and many more. Stunning. Truly one of the greatest American filmmakers of all time. He will be sorely missed.

JA Bayona – Over the years I knew I didn’t want to be Superman: I wanted to be Richard Donner. And thanks to him, I am who I am today. Rest In Peace.

Jay Oliva – RIP Richard Donner. You inspired this kid to explore the world of superheroes.

Dan Jurgens – So sad to hear of Richard Donner’s passing. I will never forget sitting in the theater, watching the credits, knowing something special was coming. Pulled me into the movie and character both. And this is still one of the all time best movie ads ever.

Phillip Kennedy Johnson – I chose my path in life largely due to Richard Donner, John Williams, and Christopher Reeve. RIP, sir. Your impact was immeasurable. #Superman

Tom Taylor – Thank you for my heroes, Richard Donner. Thank you for Superman, for Lois, and for making us believe a man can fly.

Jay Towers – Look how the cast of Superman loved Richard Donner.

Ande Parks – Operating in a pressure cooker of absurd studio and producer demands, Richard Donner made a Superman film that showed us all how comics’ most important icon could speak to the world in a voice of compassion and genuine heroism. Goodspeed, sir.

Ilya Salkind – Very sad news today Richard Donner passed away. Tremendous loss … I’m devastated. Condolences and sincere sympathies to Lauren & his entire family. All of our love.

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July 7, 2021 10:47 am

A fitting tribute from all of these actors, directors and celebrities to one of the world’s greatest directors. His movies has touched lives and inspires so many others to dream, and create stories of their own. Movies would have never achieved such greatness without him. Thank you Richard Donner. You made us all ”believe a man can fly”.

Last edited 2 years ago by Superman2878
July 8, 2021 7:26 am

Richard Donner made MAGIC. I can’t put it any other way. Thank the gods of fate or whatever you believe in that he called Tom Mankiewicz to rewrite the screenplay, that Lynn Stalmaster kept suggesting Chris Reeve even when he was being overlooked and Donner listened, that Jerry Goldsmith (no disrespect to JG but JW nailed it) was no longer available to do the score and John Williams was due to filming delays – presumably because Donner was making sure he got all the footage he needed however long it took. I was 5 in ’78 when I saw Supes… Read more »