Filmmaker Joel Schumacher has died at 80 after a year-long battle with cancer, the ABC reports.
Schumacher, who was openly gay, was known for being honest and candid about his life – from his drug addictions, to his many sexual encounters.
His career began dressing department store windows before becoming a costume designer for Woody Allen in the 1970s.
Schumacher turned to directing and made a name for himself with St Elmo’s Fire (1985). He went on to direct The Lost Boys (1987), Flatliners (1990), The Client (1994), Falling Down (1993), A Time To Kill (1996), and two Batman franchises in the mid 1990s.
Most recently, he directed two episodes of Netflix’s House Of Cards in 2013.