Joel Schumacher Net Worth

Joel Schumacher Net Worth is
$80 Million

Joel Schumacher Biography

After functioning in the style industry for a couple of years, he made a decision to shift his concentrate to filmmaking and relocated to LA. Joel Schumacher was created in New York, NY, and proceeded to go on to wait Parsons – THE BRAND NEW School for Style and the style Institute of Technology.Joel Schumacher net value: Joel Schumacher can be an American director, screenwriter, and producer who includes a net value of $80 million dollars. He began focusing on an MFA at UCLA, while concurrently producing a name for himself as a outfit designer on various movies. He then extended into screenwriting, penning the scripts for “Sparkle”, “Car Clean”, and the film adaptation of “The Wiz”, among other tasks. Elmo’s Fire”, “The Shed Boys”, “Flatliners”, “Dying Little”, “Falling Down”, “YOUR CLIENT”, “A PERIOD to Kill”, “Mobile phone Booth”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, and the series, “Home of Cards”. He provides since gone to write, direct, and/or generate multiple hit movies, including “St. In 1981, he scored his first directorial strike, when he helmed “The Amazing Shrinking Woman”.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJoel Schumacher
Net Worth$80 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 29, 1939
Height1.91 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Costume designer, Television Director
EducationFashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, University of California, Los Angeles
ParentsMarian Schumacher, Francis Schumacher
NominationsGolden Bear, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
MoviesBatman & Robin, Batman Forever, The Lost Boys, The Phantom of the Opera, Falling Down, Phone Booth, A Time to Kill, Flatliners, 8mm, The Client, Trespass, St. Elmo's Fire, The Number 23, Tigerland, Twelve, Veronica Guerin, Flawless, Bad Company, Dying Young, Blood Creek, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, D.C. Cab, The Wiz, Cousins, Sparkle, Virginia Hill: Mistress to the Mob, Car Wash, The Babysitter, Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, Starz Inside: Bloodsucking Cinema, Gossip, Choose or Lose, Man in the Mirror

Interesting Facts

1 Friends with David Fincher.
2 He was the first and only choice to direct 'The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)' and had been since the project was first started. Andrew Lloyd Webber had chosen him after being impressed by his use of music in 'The Lost Boys (1987)'.
3 Well before she became famous Schumacher shared an apartment with writer/journalist Liz Smith.
4 Schumaker has cited David Lean's "Great Expectations" as having a tremendous influence on him.
5 Stated in an interview with Variety magazine that 'Great Expectations (1946)' haunted him as a child and inspired him to be a director.
6 Worked in the Fashion Industry before pursuing film as a career.
7 He is a lifelong Batman fan and wanted to adapt Frank Miller's famous ''Batman: Year One'' comic but was forced by producers to make a lighter, more family friendly film.
8 Did not decide to pursue a career in film making until he was in his early thirties.
9 Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Susan Sarandon in The Client (1994).
10 Was originally attached to direct Runaway Jury (2003), having previously filmed two other John Grisham adaptations, The Client (1994) and A Time to Kill (1996).
11 On the interviews and audio commentary for the Batman & Robin (1997) 2-Disc Special Edition DVD released in 2005, he says that he was under pressure from toy companies and Warner Brothers management to deliver a family-friendly film and admits he went too far in that direction, but takes full responsibility for the end result and, at one point during the interviews, flat-out apologizes to fans that were disappointed.
12 Shares a birthday with directors Lord Richard Attenborough and William Friedkin.
13 Long ago, attended Parsons School of Design at New School University (New York), and in 2006, bought condo practically around the corner in Greenwich Village's popular 25 Fifth Avenue apartment building.
14 Worked as a store window dresser before getting into films.
15 His mother is Swedish.
16 Directed the music video "Devil Inside" performed by INXS.
17 Directed the music video "The End is the Beginning is the End" performed by Smashing Pumpkins.


1 Often casts Colin Farrell
2 Often uses lots of sharp colors in his films
3 His movies will have scenes set at Halloween (St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Flatliners (1990) and Batman Forever (1995)).
4 Frequently casts Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt and Colin Farrell
5 His characters are often people who take matter into their own hands (Batman Forever (1995), 8MM (1999), Falling Down (1993), Flawless (1999)).
6 His movies will have scenes in a seedy grocery store (Flatliners (1990), Falling Down (1993), A Time to Kill (1996)).


1 (on meeting Julia Roberts in a 1993 interview for "Premiere") When Julia walked into my house in these cut-off jeans, no make-up, barefoot, her hair piled up on her head, I did know one thing: I knew I had never met anyone like her. I thought, "How did I live without knowing this girl."
2 The question I always get is, 'How do you know these young people are going to be stars?' You don't. You just know there is no one like them. If Julia Roberts walked into your office at 20 and you didn't hire her, you shouldn't be in the movie business.
3 The basis of St. Elmo's Fire (1985) is there's a group of people. Everyone had their group and you always think you're going to be best friends forever. But life comes in. So, can you be best friends forever? It touches on universal themes.
4 8MM (1999) would never get made today. I think it's a really bold, really controversial film - as are a lot of my films.
5 [on the young characters in St. Elmo's Fire (1985) compared to today's young people] In St. Elmo's Fire (1985), they were expected to have huge careers and become very accomplished. It was the year of Reaganomics. I think many kids are still expected of that, but they grow up much sooner, and they're bombarded by the Internet, the blogs, the Facebook, the media, the celebration of badly behaved famous figures - bad behavior has become expected. And these are kids with bad parenting.
6 (on Batman & Robin (1997)) "If there's anyone that let's say loved Batman Forever and went into Batman & Robin with great anticipation, if I disappointed them in anyway, then I really want to apologize, cause it wasn't my intention. My intention was just to entertain them".
7 Akiva Goldsman was blamed a lot for this sort of lightness and humor and fun and games of "Batman & Robin" but that's not fair. I take full responsibility. I mean Akiva did write the script but I shot it and worked with Akiva, so you know, if you love a movie, there are hundreds of people who made it lovable for you. If you don't like it, blame the director. That what our name's there for.
8 I think people always think success in show business gives them the right to be moral political arbiters. I'm not in that camp. I think you can privately do whatever you want, but I'm always suspicious of how much ego is involved. I think the government will survive no matter what Ed Norton thinks of it.
9 Sometimes I'm asked if there's homophobia in Hollywood. There's homophobia everywhere on Planet Earth, just like there's racism and sexism and anti-Semitism, and such stupidity isn't checked at the gate at the movie studio. But the difference in show business is, if you can make money for people they don't care what you do. They don't care if you screw yaks in the middle of the street. They'll even buy you a yak. They'll give you their yaks.
10 Probably no country has spent as much money as my country on drug wars and I'm not sure who's winning except for the drug dealers.
11 ...it is show business and it's more business now than it is show because all the studios now are owned by huge conglomerates and corporations, unlike the old Hollywood where everybody knew each other by their first names.
12 Well, here's the problem. If you accept a lot of money to do a film in Hollywood and you have a huge budget, they're going to expect a lot of asses in seats, as you would if you had to write a cheque for a lot of money. You want your money back; it's a business. If you work on a small budget with stars who are willing to cut prices and do interesting work with you, they'll take a risk on a smaller budget because they figure, "Well, maybe with video and DVD we'll make our money back."
13 The surreal images in some of my films have been blamed on my drug days, I've heard that from certain sources. I don't know ... it's pretty far behind me now and that was quite a while ago. That was my path and when you come to terms with being a drug addict and an alcoholic, you realise that it's all about you.
14 Yes, but you'd be surprised how many people didn't know who Philip Seymour Hoffman was. Only if you said, "the fat guy in Boogie Nights" would people know who you were talking about because they didn't know his name then.
15 On directing "8mm": "It was fun to get it. No, nobody wanted to touch it. I don't think they could get anyone stupid enough to direct it, other than me. A lot of people were afraid of it. A lot of people don't want to go to a place like that as a director. They want everyone to love them."
16 The only good advice you can give anyone is the witness of what you have learned in your own life. If I were living with someone and confused about whether I should be staying with them, it usually means I should be leaving. Because when you're really happy, you don't sit around thinking, 'Should I leave?'
17 "Val did me two great favors. When I wanted him to be Batman, he said yes. Then he created a situation which allowed me not to have him play Batman again. They were both happy, happy instances, for which I will always be grateful." -- Premiere magazine (April 1997), in an article on Val Kilmer.
18 I am one of Lars von Trier's fans and like the Dogma movement
19 (1997) "I felt I disappointed a lot of older fans by being too conscious of the family aspect.... Now, I owe the hardcore fans the Batman movie they would love me to give them."


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Distinguished Collaborator Award Costume Designers Guild Awards
2010 Special Award Camerimage Director
2004 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Phone Booth (2002)
2004 Time-Machine Honorary Award Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2003 Solidarity Award San Sebastián International Film Festival Veronica Guerin (2003)
2003 Taormina Arte Award Taormina International Film Festival
2000 Artistic Achievement Award Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
1997 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Director of the Year
1997 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!) Batman & Robin (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Drama Series House of Cards (2013) James Foley

Carl Franklin

John David Coles

Allen Coulter

David Fincher

Charles McDougall
2011 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards New Approaches - Daytime Entertainment Half of Us (2007) Stephen K. Friedman (executive producer)

Eric Conte (executive producer)

Jennifer McComb (supervising producer)

Sophia Cranshaw (producer, director, writer)

Jeff Woodton (producer)

Courtney Knowles (producer)

Paul DeGeorges (web producer)

Amy Campbell (director)

Carly Henderson (performer)

Casey Acierno (coordinator, MTV public affairs)

Noopur Agarwal (director, MTV Public Affairs)

Janice Gatti (senior director of communications)

Jason Rzepka (vp, MTV public affairs)

Gina Esposito (vp, music & talent)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Andrew Lloyd Webber
2003 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Veronica Guerin (2003)
1999 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival 8MM (1999)
1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!) 8MM (1999)
1998 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Batman & Robin (1997)
1993 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Falling Down (1993)



House of Cards 2013 TV Series 2 episodes
The Killing Floor: Star Baby 2012 Video short
Trespass 2011
Man in the Mirror 2011 Short
Twelve 2010
Blood Creek 2009
Choose or Lose 2008 TV Special
The Number 23 2007
The Phantom of the Opera 2004
I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS 2004 Video documentary video "Devil Inside"
Veronica Guerin 2003
Phone Booth 2002
Bad Company 2002
Tigerland 2000
Flawless 1999
8MM 1999
Batman & Robin 1997
A Time to Kill 1996
Batman Forever 1995
The Client 1994
Falling Down 1993
2000 Malibu Road 1992 TV Series 5 episodes
Dying Young 1991
Flatliners 1990
Cousins 1989
INXS: Kick: The Video Flick 1988 Video short documentary video "Devil Inside"
The Lost Boys 1987
St. Elmo's Fire 1985
D.C. Cab 1983
The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill 1979 TV Movie
Virginia Hill 1974 TV Movie


Sparkle 2012/I story
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 screenplay
Flawless 1999 written by
St. Elmo's Fire 1985 written by
Code Name: Foxfire TV Series created by - 1 episode, 1985 story - 1 episode, 1985
D.C. Cab 1983 story / writer
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill 1979 TV Movie written by
The Wiz 1978 screenplay
Car Wash 1976 written by
Sparkle 1976
Virginia Hill 1974 TV Movie


Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 3 episodes
Gossip 2000/I executive producer
Flawless 1999 producer
8MM 1999 producer
The Babysitter 1995 executive producer
2000 Malibu Road 1992 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Slow Burn 1986 TV Movie executive producer
Code Name: Foxfire 1985 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Costume Designer

Interiors 1978
The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1975
Sleeper 1973
Blume in Love 1973
The Last of Sheila 1973
Play It As It Lays 1972


Yooryung 2012 TV Series producer: "The Phantom of the Opera"
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 producer: "Auction at the Opera Populaire, 1919 Prologue", "Hannibal", "Think of Me", "Angel of Music", "Little Lotte", "The Mirror Angel of Music-Reprise", "The Phantom of the Opera", "The Music of the Night", "Magical Lasso", "Notes", "Prima Donna", "Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh", "Il Muto", "Why Have You Brought Me Here?", "Raoul I've Been There", "All I Ask of You", "All I Ask of You Reprise", "Masquerade", "Why So Silent", "Journey To the Cemetery", "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again", "W
Flawless 1999 writer: "Ashley's Song", "Tasha's Song"

Production Designer

Killer Bees 1974 TV Movie


Emerging Past 2011 Video acknowledgment
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary thanks
First Snow 2006 special thanks
Party Girl 2004 Short special thanks
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 special thanks


Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall 2016 Documentary Himself
Everything Is Copy 2015 Documentary Himself
Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar 2015 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Unsung Hollywood 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Art of Cinematography at Plus Camerimage 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Batmobile 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Side by Side 2012 Documentary Himself
Trespass: Inside the Thriller 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 2011 Documentary Himself
A Bundle of Sticks 2010 Documentary Himself
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary Himself
Number 23: Focus Points 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2009 TV Series Himself
True Blood-Lines: A New Type 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Heckler 2007 Documentary Himself
Bloodsucking Cinema 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Number 23' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Number 23: Creating the World of Fingerling 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Number 23 Enigma 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 2006 TV Series Himself - Clue Giver
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Batman Unbound 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Reinventing a Hero 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Behind the Mask: The Story of 'The Phantom of the Opera' 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Phantom of the Opera' 2005 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Batman & Robin Heroes: Batgirl 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman & Robin Heroes: Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman & Robin Heroes: Robin 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman & Robin Villains: Bane 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman & Robin Villains: Mr. Freeze 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman & Robin Villains: Poison Ivy 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Forever Heroes: Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Forever Heroes: Dr. Chase Meridian 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Forever Heroes: Robin 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Forever Villains: The Riddler 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Forever Villains: Two-Face 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Bigger, Bolder, Brighter - The Production Design of 'Batman & Robin' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Dressed to Thrill - The Costumes of 'Batman & Robin' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Imaging Forever: The Visual Effects of 'Batman Forever' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Knight Moves - The Stunts of 'Batman Forever' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Out of the Shadows - The Production Design of 'Batman Forever' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Scoring Forever - The Music of 'Batman Forever' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: The Many Faces of Gotham City 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 1995-2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 1999-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Lost Boys: A Retrospective 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Rove Live 2003 TV Series Himself
Stupidity 2003 Documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2003 TV Series Himself
La semaine du cinéma 2002 TV Series Himself
The Big Show 2001 TV Movie Himself
The Boys of Manchester: On the Set of Queer as Folk 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
What the Folk?... Behind the Scenes of 'Queer as Folk' 2000 Documentary Himself
Mundo VIP 1999 TV Series Himself
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 Himself
Waking in Mississippi 1998 Documentary Himself
Mekano 1997 TV Series Himself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
This Morning 1995 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1995 TV Series Himself
Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review 1997 TV Short Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Himself

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