Corey Feldman Says Joel Schumacher Tried To Prevent “Descent” Into Drugs As Hollywood Remembers Late Director

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Update for updates The Phantom by Emmy Rossum from the Opera and Corey Feldman from The Lost Boy were among the actors who remembered director Joel Schumacher. Feldman wrote a stream of tweets reminding him of how the director unsuccessfully tried to "descend" into drugs.
Feldman also attributes Schumacher's first collaboration with Corey Haim for the 1987 film, making it clear that Schumacher was not involved in the "corruption" he and Haim experienced on the set of The Lost Boys. (Feldman has claimed that Haim was sexually assaulted and that Feldman was given cocaine by an adult while filming Lost Boys).
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The actor says that the sober Schumacher, who suspects that the 16-year-old Feldman used a lot of cocaine, released him from the movie, then gave in and gave it up. Feldman says he stayed away from the drug for a year afterwards.
In the all-caps tweets, Feldman wrote: "He tried to prevent my parentage."
Kiefer Sutherland, co-star of Lost Boys, said in a statement that Schumacher's "joy, spirit, and talent will live on in my heart and memory for the rest of my life."
8mm star Nicolas Cage said in a statement: "I am very upset with Joel's death - he was a great artist and a true friend ... I will miss him."
See the tweets below.
Even today, Rossum, who starred in Schumacher's adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera in 2004, tweeted: “I have tears in my eyes when I hear about Joel Schumacher's death. He was a force. It was unique. Creative. Violent. Passionate. He had a significant impact on my life. I don't have the right words at the moment. "
In an Instagram video, Seal tells how Schumacher chose his "Kiss From A Rose" for the credits of Batman Forever.
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Edgarwright

@edgarwright
Joel Schumacher had a damn good run. Costumes on The Last Of Sheila & Sleeper. Author of Car Wash & The Wiz. Director of the legendary pop hits of the 80s and 90s; St. Elmo's fire, lost boys, flatliners, far too many other punches to fit in here, as well as the predictive fallling down. RIP sir. Good work!
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Billy Eichner

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RIP Joel Schumacher. I love St. Elmos fire. He was a (very) outspoken gay director before it was cool, and his films are a throwback to a time when Hollywood did something other than bloated action films or homework with Oscar lures. RIP Joel. I'm glad you had fun.
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Patrick Wilson

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That breaks my heart. I appreciated my time with Joel. The laugh. The wisdom. The karaoke. Both he and Mike Nichols believed that about 80% of what they did was casting. He started the career of many. Too many to name. Such a diverse and fearless resume. Rest in peace.
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Jim Carrey

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Joel Schumacher passed away. He saw deeper things in me than most and led a wonderfully creative and heroic life. I am grateful to have had him as a friend.
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Corey Feldman

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Joel was the director of #THELOSTBOYS because he ever met # THE2COREYS or became a thing! IT WAS IT'S IDEA! HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON 2 THAT EVERYONE SAYED "IVE HAS # THE2COREYS IN MY FILM", HOW IT WAS A FRIEND ON THE TELEPHONE 2, HOW I TRIED ON MY #EDGARFROG
Corey Feldman

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COSTUME 4 THE FIRST TIME AT ANY TIME! IT WOULD B 2 WEEKS LATER THAT I WOULD MEET #COREYHAIM 4 THE FIRST TIME! Although Joel was a gay man, he had nothing to do with the corruption that had occurred to me and me while filming. In fact, he had no idea. However, he was in deep pain
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Corey Feldman

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June 22, 2020
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COSTUME 4 THE FIRST TIME AT ANY TIME! IT WOULD B 2 WEEKS LATER THAT I WOULD MEET #COREYHAIM 4 THE FIRST TIME! Although Joel was a gay man, he had nothing to do with the corruption that had occurred to me and me while filming. In fact, he had no idea. However, he was in deep pain
Corey Feldman

@Corey_Feldman
THAT'S WHAT LED 2 R FRIENDSHIP CLOSES. When the first day I was given cocaine by an adult was on the set of #THELOSTBOYS, Joel was sober at the time and immediately noticed that I was high! He fired me on the spot. Then he asked where my parents were! When I told him I didn't know, he realized it
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Corey Feldman

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June 22, 2020
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IT WASN'T MY ERROR! So he hired me with a warning. I have never done COCAINE again until a year later. ONCE I STARTED THE WRONG WAY JOEL 2 called ME HOME. WE MET. He tried to prevent my lineage. HOWEVER I DIDN'T LISTEN TO WHEN I WAS 16 AND HAD 2 THROUGH WHAT I WAS GOING 2.
Corey Feldman

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HOWEVER, JOEL SCHUMACHER SEND ME SUPPORTING NEWS TO THE END OF HIS LIFE, INCLUDING A SUPPORTING EMAIL, as he was unable to attend the premiere of # MYTRUTHTHERAPEOF2COREYS W CONDOLENCES. Now my condolences are him! JOEL U R A BEAUTIFUL SOUL & U WILL BE MISSED!
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Corey Feldman

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June 22, 2020
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HOWEVER, JOEL SCHUMACHER SEND ME SUPPORTING NEWS TO THE END OF HIS LIFE, INCLUDING A SUPPORTING EMAIL, as he was unable to attend the premiere of # MYTRUTHTHERAPEOF2COREYS W CONDOLENCES. Now my condolences are him! JOEL U R A BEAUTIFUL SOUL & U WILL BE MISSED!
Corey Feldman

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PLEASE NOTE OUR DUDE THERE IN THE SKY! Maybe now you can start Talk 2 #COREYHAIM about all the things we can do once we all meet again in eternity! God bless you, my friend! YOUR ART WILL LIVE IN INFAMY! #RIPJOELSCHUMACHER #THELOSTBOYS #BATMANFOREVER #FLATLINERS
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Emmy Rossum

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I have tears in my eyes when I hear about Joel Schumacher's death. He was a force. It was unique. Creative. Violent. Passionate. He had a significant impact on my life. I don't have the right words at the moment.
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Kevin Williamson

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June 22, 2020
I met Joel Schumacher when he came to me in a hotel in New York and accused me of stealing his room. I was shocked. I had no idea he was joking. But he had a normal room there and yes, I was in there. We started chatting and he invited me to the set of Flawless.
Kevin Williamson

@ Kevinwilliamson
The next thing I know is that I'm sitting in the video village and watching DeNiro trade for hours. In the early days of my career, Joel was a mentor and friend. He was always there for support, wisdom and kindness. So happy to have snatched his hotel room all those years ago. RIP my friend.
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Jane Rosenthal

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You were the coolest and youngest guy in every room! They had the best eye for talent in front of and behind the camera. #RIP dear Joel Schumacher
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Rob Morrow

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RIP Joel Schumacher - a sweet soul
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BREAKING: Joel Schumacher, director of Batman films, dies at the age of 80
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Isiah Whitlock Jr.

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RIP Joel Schumacher. Great director, designer, person. We will miss you. Good ride.
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