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Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve's biography

Christopher Reeve is 52 years old television actor born on on Thursday 25th of September 1952. He is often nicknamed as ChrisTophTophy. According to year of birth 1952 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 25th of September means he is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

He is citizen of United States of America. He is an adherent of unitarian universalism. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know him also as film actor, film director, stage actor, voice actor, actor, director, film producer. He is recently known as screenwriter.

Christopher Reeve's dad

Christopher Reeve's father's name is F. D. Reeve.

Christopher Reeve's mom

Christopher Reeve's mother's name is Barbara Pitney Lamb.

Christopher Reeve's family

Christopher Reeve's ex spouse

Dana Reeve

Christopher Reeve and Dana Reeve have been together since 1992 for 12 years. She is known as singer. His ex spouse was born on Friday 17th of March 1961 in Teaneck. His ex spouse died on Monday 6th of March 2006 in New York City. Dana Reeve was 54 years old, when this happened.

Christopher Reeve's schools

We found 4 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Juilliard School, Cornell University, Princeton Day School, HB Studio.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended Cornell University, where he lived in Risley Hall, as a member of the class of 1974, leaving for Juilliard after his junior year.
  • Reeve had attended drama school with William Hirsch, Robin Williams and Treat Williams.

Christopher Reeve's career

His main focus is to be television actor.

How did Christopher Reeve die

He died on on Sunday 10th of October 2004 when he was 52 years old at Mount Kisco. Christopher Reeves death was caused by heart failure. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Christopher Reeve's Awards

  • Was roommates with Robin Williams at Juilliard. They remained close friends for the remainder of his life. Williams helped pay his medical bills during his final years and dedicated his Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award to Reeve.
  • Winner of a Grammy Award in the "Best Spoken Word Album" category for "Still Me" (1998)
  • April 9, 1979: After meeting Reeve at the Academy Awards, John Wayne, then ill with cancer, turned to Cary Grant and said, "This is our new man. He's taking over." Two months and two days later, June 11, 1979, Wayne died.
  • Received a two-minute standing ovation at the 68th Annual Academy Awards in 1996. He was introducing a film montage recognizing how Hollywood has tackled social issues.
  • Close friend Robin Williams dedicated his winning of the Cecil B. DeMille award to Reeve, 2004.

Christopher Reeve's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor for work Switching Channels in 1989

What Christopher Reeve has done for a first time

  • Along with Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper and Marc McClure, he was one of only four actors to appear in the first four Superman films: Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
  • He was the first actor to play Superman who was born after the character was created in 1938.
  • He was the first and, so far, only actor to play a DC Comics title character (Superman) in more than three films.
  • An actor best known to play Superman, he was born on the same year and the same month that the pilot episode of The Adventures of Superman (1952) first aired.
  • In an interview he gave about the upcoming "Superman II" movie, Christopher Reeve revealed how he had been associated with different repertory companies whilst in England. This was before he was cast as Superman/Clark Kent for the first film.

Christopher Reeve's quotes

  • Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
  • What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that's how I approached the part.
  • A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
  • I asked Sean Connery how to avoid being typecast and he said, "First you have to be good enough that they ask you to play it again and again.".
  • [on the weight training he did for Superman (1978)] I actually thought I was in pretty good shape before, but by the time we were done, I felt like I was ready to take on Muhammad Ali!
  • Your body is not who you are. The mind and spirit transcend the body.
  • [from a Barbara Walters interview a few months prior to his death] I am getting older and time is ticking. The more time goes by the more I feel a sense of urgency and I can accept anything except for complacency.
  • Hollywood needs to do more. Let's continue to take risks. Let's tackle the issues. In many ways our film community can do it better than anyone else.
  • The key to success is letting the relationships in your life grow to the highest levels they possibly can... not putting yourself first in life and remembering that the more you give away, the more you have.
  • So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
  • [on Superman's enduring popularity] He's a friend. Everybody needs a friend. That's why he's still here.
  • A hero is someone who in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
  • I refuse to allow a disability to determine how I live my life. I don't mean to be reckless, but setting a goal that seems a bit daunting actually is very helpful toward recovery
  • [on Smallville (2001)] I was, at first a bit skeptical but the writing, acting and the special effects are all quite remarkable.
  • I feel that every generation should have a Superman for its own time. I was the right Superman for the 1970s and early 1980s. If they want to do it again, there ought to be a Superman for this time. [Comics Scene magazine, May 1995]

Christopher Reeve's body shape

Lets describe how Christopher Reeve looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.