New York: Joel Schumacher, director of the Batman series of film dies at 80.
The director and his family was living with his family in New York. He was diagnosed with cancer and was getting treatment for the same.
Joel Schumacher was the lead director in the 1990s when he directed the films Batman Forever, and Madman and Robin.
Joel Schumacher has the distinction of being the first to give films to young actors. He was a fashion designer in Hollywood in the 1970s. He has worked as a costume designer in many films including 'Sleeper' and 'Interiors'.
In 1985, he became director of 'St. Elmo's Fire'. He has directed many iconic films.