Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
This event is SOLD OUT. There will be a STAND-BY LINE at the west doors (closest to Almont Dr.) with stand-by numbers given out starting at approximately 5:30 pm. The number of stand-by tickets available (if any) will be determined shortly before the start of the program.
The Academy pays tribute to director-producer Richard Donner with an evening of personal anecdotes, film clips spanning his prolific career and special appearances by friends and colleagues including Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, and many more.
Born in the Bronx, Richard Donner began his career during the Golden Age of television before making his feature film directorial debut in 1961 with X-15. Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, he alternated film work with television, contributing to such series as “The Rifleman,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “Kojak.” Over the next four decades, Donner went on to direct some of the most iconic films of our time. His wide-ranging work varies from small independents (Inside Moves) to cult classics (The Goonies), from superhero epic (Superman) to medieval love story (Ladyhawke produced by Lauren Shuler Donner), and from supernatural horror (The Omen) to blockbuster comedies (Scrooged) and the buddy action series (Lethal Weapon). Donner has directed a diverse array of Hollywood’s top talent including Christopher Reeve, Jodie Foster, Bill Murray and Julia Roberts, as well as Diana Scarwid in her Oscar®-nominated performance for Inside Moves. Richard has been married to producer Lauren Shuler Donner for over thirty years.