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      Christopher Reeve

      Christopher Reeve

      Highest Rated: 100% Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story (2024)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Sep 25, 1952

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      For a world filled with comic book fans, Christopher Reeve had for years been the definitive Superman. For thousands suffering with paralysis and spinal cord injuries, in one tragic moment, he morphed suddenly from an actor perfectly cast onscreen, to a real-life personal inspiration and a champion of medical research and healthcare reform. Standing six-foot-four and sporting a jaw as square as his illustrated predecessor, the then-unknown Reeve became an overnight success when he was cast in "Superman: The Movie" (1978) - most notable for his evenhanded portrait of both the character's sensitive vulnerability and commanding power in the face of injustice - all the while, wearing tights and a cape. Despite playing such an iconic role, he resisted typecasting in the wake of the film series' success, sticking close to his original love of live theater when Hollywood failed to deliver worthy scripts. When he did appear onscreen, he held out for parts in such films as the Academy Award-winning period classic "The Remains of the Day" (1993), the Sidney Lumet thriller "Deathtrap" (1982) and, in his most beloved non-Superman role, the romantic period piece, "Somewhere in Time" (1980). But all the Hollywood razzle-dazzle evaporated in a single instance, when in 1995, the world learned that the man who had epitomized "superhero," was rendered completely paralyzed by an equestrian accident. Although Reeve never regained physical movement and would ultimately lose his life to his handicap, his efforts as a tireless advocate for medical research into spinal cord injuries and his brave battle to regain a quality of life for himself and his family, proved more heroic than any character he could ever have portrayed onscreen.

      Highest rated movies

      The Remains of the Day
      Superman: The Movie
      Superman II
      The Bostonians
      Street Smart
      Gray Lady Down
      Switching Channels


      SWITCHING CHANNELS, Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, 1988, (c)TriStar Pictures STREET SMART, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Reeve, 1987. (c)The Cannon Group. ANNA KARENINA, from left, Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Reeve, aired March 26, 1985, ©CBS STREET SMART, Christopher Reeve, 1987. ©Cannon Films THE AVIATOR, Christopher Reeve, 1985. ©MGM STREET SMART, Christopher Reeve, 1986 SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE, Christopher Reeve, 1987, © Warner Brothers DEATHTRAP, Christopher Reeve, 1982 SUPERMAN, Christopher Reeve, 1978. (c) Warner Bros.. SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, 1987, (c)Warner Bros. SUPERMAN, Christopher Reeve, 1978. (c) Warner Bros.. SUPERMAN, Christopher Reeve on the set, 1978 DEATHTRAP, Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine, 1982 SUPERMAN, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, 1978 SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE, Chrisotpher Reeve, 1987 SWITCHING CHANNELS, Christopher Reeve, Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner, 1988, (c)TriStar Pictures SUPERMAN, Marc McClure, (second from left), Jackie Cooper, Margot Kidder, Christopher Reeve, 1978, (c)Warner Bros. SUPERMAN II, Terence Stamp, Christopher Reeve, 1980 STREET SMART, from left: Mimi Rogers, Christopher Reeve, 1987, © Cannon Films SUPERMAN, Christopher Reeve, 1978. ©Warner Brothers



      100% No Score Yet Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story Self - 2024
      No Score Yet 86% Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman (Character) - 2006
      41% 44% Everyone's Hero Director,
      Executive Producer
      $14.5M 2006
      No Score Yet 75% The Brooke Ellison Story Director - 2004
      46% 26% Rear Window Jason Kemp (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 1998
      No Score Yet 74% In the Gloaming Director - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Step Toward Tomorrow Denny Gabriel (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 54% Black Fox: Good Men and Bad Alan Johnson (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 45% Black Fox: The Price of Peace Alan Johnson (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 62% Black Fox Alan Johnson (Character) - 1995
      30% 27% Village of the Damned Dr. Alan Chaffee (Character) $8.6M 1995
      No Score Yet 57% Above Suspicion Dempsey Cain (Character) - 1995
      10% 33% Speechless Bob "Bagdad" Freed (Character) $19.6M 1994
      96% 90% The Remains of the Day Lewis (Character) $23.0M 1993
      No Score Yet 62% Morning Glory Will Parker (Character) $21.6K 1993
      No Score Yet 26% The Sea Wolf Humphrey Van Weyden (Character) - 1993
      59% 84% Noises Off Frederick Dallas/Philip Brent (Character) $2.2M 1992
      No Score Yet 40% Mortal Sins Father Thomas Cusack (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in the Daylight Sean (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trump: What's the Deal? Unknown (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bump in the Night Lawrence Muller (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 33% Death Dreams George Westfield (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rose and the Jackal Allan Pinkerton (Character) - 1990
      60% 32% Switching Channels Blaine Bingham (Character) $8.2M 1988
      No Score Yet 50% The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Maj. John Dodge (Character) - 1988
      10% 16% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Clark Kent/Superman (Character),
      $14.9M 1987
      67% 45% Street Smart Jonathan Fisher (Character) $711.0K 1987
      No Score Yet 74% Anna Karenina Count Vronsky (Character) - 1985
      20% 44% The Aviator Edgar Anscombe (Character) - 1985
      81% 37% The Bostonians Basil Ransome (Character) - 1984
      29% 23% Superman III Clark Kent/Superman (Character) - 1983
      0% 17% Monsignor Father John Flaherty (Character) - 1982
      74% 70% Deathtrap Clifford Anderson (Character) - 1982
      52% 88% Somewhere in Time Richard Collier (Character) - 1980
      83% 76% Superman II Clark Kent/Superman (Character) - 1980
      63% 37% Gray Lady Down Phillips (Character) - 1978
      94% 86% Superman: The Movie Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman (Character) - 1978


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star),
      2000 2002 2004
      78% 69% Smallville Dr. Virgil Swann (Guest Star) 2003-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1997
      95% 94% Frasier Leonard (Guest Voice) 1993
      82% 97% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet HBO Storybook Musicals Unknown (Voice) 1990
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1985