Richard Donner Remembers the Crazy Backstory of 'Superman'

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Filmmaker Richard Donner recounts his experience directing Superman, from the minute he first got the call (while he was sitting on the toilet hung over), to the casting of Christopher Reeve and working with Marlon Brando (who initially wanted his character to look like a donut and refused to memorize any lines). Donner also reflects on the current trend of superhero movies and why he thinks it may be time for audiences to "grow up."

Photo: Director Richard Donner on the set of Superman with Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve



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Kaitlin Parker