Richard Donner obituary Director who enjoyed huge success in the 1970s with the hit films The Omen and Superman: The Movie Richard Donner, directed ‘Superman,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ franchise, dies at 91Donner gained fame with his first feature, 1976’s "The Omen." A then-unheard-of offer followed: $1 million to direct 1978’s "Superman." ‘Superman’ director Richard Donner dies at 91Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978’s “Superman” and mastered the buddy comedy with the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, died on Monday at age 91. Richard Donner, iconic director of 'Superman,' 'Goonies,' and 'Lethal Weapon,' dies at 91Richard Donner, who directed some of the most iconic movies of the 1970s and '80s, including the modern superhero movie Richard Donner, ‘Superman’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ director, dies at 91Tributes pour in from Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson, other filmmakers. Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman and Zack Snyder pay tribute to late director Richard DonnerBeloved filmmaker hailed by peers as someone ‘who knew how to capture that magic onscreen’ Richard Donner: Superman and Goonies director dies aged 91Tributes have been pouring in for the director, whose films also included The Goonies and The Omen. Richard Donner, director of Superman, Lethal Weapon and The Goonies, dies aged 91He was "the greatest Goonie of all" said Stephen Spielberg.