Lauren Shuler Donner
Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner were honored with a rare double ceremony for the 2,372nd and 2,373rd stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presided over the ceremony. Guests included Dakota Fanning, Bob Daly, Rene Russo, Steven Spielberg, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Gina Prince Blythewood, Gavin Hood, and many others.
6712 Hollywood Boulevard on October 16, 2008.
In the past two decades, Lauren Shuler Donner has established herself as one of the most successful and versatile producers in Hollywood. To date, her films have grossed two and a half billion dollars worldwide.
In 2000, Shuler Donner began a new franchise with “X Men”, and followed up in 2003 with “X2”. The film was released by Twentieth Century Fox on May 2nd and broke box office records with an opening weekend total of $86 million dollars nationwide. Not only did the film gross $406 million dollars internationally, it is also the only sequel of 2003 to receive critical acclaim as well. “X3- The Last Stand” was released in May, 2006 and a month later it was on its way to the half billion dollar mark for domestic and international box office.
Shuler Donner’s other films include: “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Hotel for Dogs,’ “Cirque de Freak,” “Mr. Mom,” “Ladyhawke,” “Dave,” “Free Willy,” “You’ve Got Mail,” ” Any Given Sunday,” “Constantine,” “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Pretty in Pink,” both of which garnered platinum records for their soundtracks. Together the Donners worked on the “Free Willy” trilogy.
Shuler Donner is a dedicated philanthropist who thrives on giving back to the community. She was on the Board of Directors for Hollygrove Children’s Home until it merged with EMQ in 2006. She has been on the Advisory Board of Women in Film, the Advisory Boards of TreePeople and Planned Parenthood and the Executive Committee of the Producer’s Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is serving currently on the Advisory Board of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, the Advisory Board of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Board of Directors for the Producers Guild of America.