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Lauren Shuler Donner
Lauren Shuler Donner has in the past three decades established herself as one of the most successful and versatile producers in Hollywood. The first feature film she produced, Mr. Mom, was one of the top ten grossing films of the year. She went on to produce Ladyhawke starring Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer, and “Brat Pack” classics St. Elmo’s Fire and Pretty in Pink. Other films she has produced include: You’ve Got Mail, Any Given Sunday, Radio Flyer, Constantine, Bulworth, the NAACP Image Award winning The Secret Life of Bees and the Free Willy franchise. In 2000, Shuler began a new franchise with X Men, X Men 2: X Men United, X Men 3: The Last Stand, X Men Origins: Wolverine, X Men First Class, The Wolverine, X Men: Days of Future Past.
In October 2008, both Shuler Donner and her husband Richard Donner were awarded Stars next to each other on Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame. She and Richard were also honored by The American Cancer Society in June of 2006, and by Lupus L.A. in 2008. She has been recognized for her body of work in 2001 by Premiere magazine with the Producer Icon Award, and was recognized by Daily Variety with a Billion Dollar Producer special issue. In June 2006, she received the prestigious Crystal Award from Women in Film. They were also awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Ojai Film Festival in November of 2008.