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Richard Donner celebrated for 'Superman,' super kindness

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/8/2017 By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
Danny Glover, from left, Richard Donner and Mel Gibson arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Danny Glover, from left, Richard Donner and Mel Gibson arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Richard Donner may have created the modern superhero movie with 1978's "Superman" and revitalized the buddy comedy with "Lethal Weapon," but his colleagues say his kindness is what sets him apart.

Danny Glover, Richard Donner, Mel Gibson and Rene Russo, from left, arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Danny Glover, Richard Donner, Mel Gibson and Rene Russo, from left, arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The film academy honored the 87-year-old director Wednesday with a tribute in Beverly Hills, California, that celebrated his onscreen work and off-screen warmth.

Jeff Cohen and Ke Huy Quan arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Jeff Cohen and Ke Huy Quan arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Actor Corey Feldman revealed that Donner paid for his rehab years after they worked together on "The Goonies." Another "Goonies" star said Donner covered his college tuition.

Danny Glover and Mel Gibson arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Danny Glover and Mel Gibson arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo and Carol Kane also appeared at the tribute.

Danny Glover, from left, Richard Donner and Mel Gibson arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Danny Glover, from left, Richard Donner and Mel Gibson arrive at the Richard Donner Tribute on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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