Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman and More Remember Joel Schumacher

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Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman and extra celebrities are mourning the dying of considered one of director Joel Schumacher, director of movies together with “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Lost Boys” and “Falling Down,” who died on Monday from a year-long battle with most cancers. He was 80.

Schumacher, a fancy dress designer-turned-director, famously took over the Batman franchise when director Tim Burton exited Warner Bros. He directed 1995’s “Batman Forever,” starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman, and directed 1997’s “Batman and Robin,” with George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Sutherland, who starred within the 1987’s “The Lost Boys,” took to Twitter to share his condolences to considered one of his “dearest friends and partners in filmmaking.” He added that Schumacher’s “joy, spirit and talent” would proceed to stay within the actor’s coronary heart and reminiscence.

Fellow “Lost Boys” star Corey Feldman shared a long explanation of how the sober Schumacher tried to maintain him from doing medication on the set of the movie, firing him and rehiring him after he mentioned he was given cocaine by an adult on the set. “It was because of him #The2Coreys ever met or became a thing!,” Feldman wrote, “He tried to prevent my descent.”

In an announcement despatched to Variety, actor Rob Lowe, who starred in Schumacher’s “St. Elmo’s Fire,” remembered how the director believed he may play the function of Billy, the fraternity unhealthy boy, within the 1985 movie: “Joel saw things others could not,” wrote Lowe. “When casting St Elmo’s Fire, everyone thought I should play the yuppie, but Joel knew I could play the Bad Boy. He was hilarious. He had extraordinary taste. The images from his films are timeless snapshots of their era. He was a larger than life original; I will never forget him.”

Actor Nicolas Cage, who labored with the filmmaker within the thriller thriller film “8MM,” additionally shared type phrases in regards to the “great artist” to Variety writing, “I am very upset about Joel’s passing – he was a great artist and a true friend… I will miss him.”

“Batman Forever” star Jim Carrey wrote: “He saw deeper things in me than most and he lived a wonderfully creative and heroic life. I am grateful to have had him as a friend.”

Comedian Kevin Smith shared he met the filmmaker on the set of “Batman and Robin.” “He couldn’t have been nicer or more hospitable,” wrote Smith.

Patrick Wilson, who starred in Schumacher’s musical of “The Phantom of the Opera,” wrote, “This breaks my heart. I treasured my time with Joel. The laughter. The wisdom. The karaoke. Both he and Mike Nichols believed that about 80% of what they did was casting. He started the careers of many. Too many to name. Such a diverse and fearless resumé.”

Emmy Rossum, who additionally starred in “The Phantom of The Opera,” mentioned she was in tears studying about Schumacher’s passing. “He was a force. He was one of kind. Creative. Intense. Passionate. He played a huge part in the shaping of my life,” she wrote.

Comedian Billy Eichner praised the filmmaker for being an overtly homosexual director earlier than it was accepted in Hollywood. “He was a (very) outspoken gay director before that was cool and his movies are a throwback to a time when Hollywood made something other than bloated action films or Oscar bait homework assignments, Eichner wrote on Twitter. “RIP Joel. I’m glad you had fun.”


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