Joel Schumacher, Director of
'Lost Boys' and Batman Films,
Dead at 80 Schumacher died in NYC
after battling cancer for a year. He transitioned from costume designing
to directing for film in the 1980s. His third film, 'St. Elmo's Fire' was a hit.
It brought together some of the most popular
actors and actresses of era, a signature
quality of Schumacher's films. His film, 'Lost Boys,'
about a group of vampires terrorizing a
Southern California beach town
became a cult classic. Schumacher directed two Batman films,
with Val Kilmer and George Clooney
in the titular role. Other films of note include
'Flatliners,' 'A Time to Kill,'
'Falling Down' and 'The Client.' More recently,
episodes of HBO's 'House of Cards.'