Michael Stephen Lehmann (born March 30, 1957) is an American film and television director.
Early life and career
Lehmann attended Columbia University. His first job in the film industry was answering phones at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope film company. Later he supervised cameras on films that included 1983’s The Outsiders. Lehmann attended film school at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and graduated in 1985. While at USC he made a student film, Beaver Gets a Boner, the title of which he believes helped get the attention of film executives who would later hire him.
Lehmann is probably most noted for directing the black comedy Heathers. He also directed 40 Days and 40 Nights, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Hudson Hawk, Meet the Applegates, Airheads and Because I Said So.
Lehmann directed his first television commercial via the Leo Burnett Company in June 1996 for McDonald’s. Lehmann also directs for television, and has worked on the short lived… read more
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