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Christopher Reeve is a Actor, Director, Story and Executive Producer American born on 25 september 1952 at New York City (USA)

Christopher Reeve

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Birth name Christopher D'Olier Reeve
Nationality USA
Birth 25 september 1952 at New York City (USA)
Death 10 october 2004 (at 52 years) at Mount Kisco (USA)
Awards Emmy Award

Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture portrayal of the comic book superhero Superman.

Reeve appeared in other critically acclaimed films such as Street Smart (1987) and The Remains of the Day (1993). He received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the television remake of Rear Window (1998).

On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia. He required a wheelchair and a portable ventilator for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal-cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research, founding the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.

In October 2004, Reeve died suddenly of cardiac arrest at 52 while co-directing Everyone's Hero.

Biography

Christopher D'Olier Reeve est né le 25 septembre 1952 à New York d'une mère journaliste et d'un père enseignant et poète. Son grand-père, vétéran de la Première Guerre mondiale a été le premier commandant de l'American Legion. Alors qu'il a 4 ans, ses parents divorcent. Sa mère déménage dans le New-Jersey avec Christopher et son frère Benjamin. Après avoir reçu un diplôme du lycée, il étudie à l'université de Cornell et, en parallèle, commence sa carrière d'acteur.

Best films

Superman (1978)
(Actor)
Superman II (1980)
(Actor)
Superman III (1983)
(Actor)
Street Smart (1987)
(Actor)

Usually with

Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder
(7 films)
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
(6 films)
John Williams
John Williams
(6 films)
Marc McClure
Marc McClure
(5 films)
Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Christopher Reeve (28 films)

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Actor

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, 1h56
Directed by Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas
Roles Superman / Clark Kent
Rating76% 3.8489053.8489053.8489053.8489053.848905
On the planet Krypton, criminals General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) are sentenced to eternal banishment inside the Phantom Zone by Jor-El (Marlon Brando) for insurrection and murder, amongst other crimes. Later, the shockwaves resulting from Krypton's explosion change the trajectory of the Phantom Zone, causing it to set on the same course as Kal-El's starship to Earth. Thirty years later, Superman (Christopher Reeve) diverts an XK-101 missile into outer space and, unknowingly, destroys the Phantom Zone as it drifts towards Earth and frees its captives.
De Superman à Spider-Man : L'aventure des super-héros, 1h40
Directed by Michel Viotte
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Films about spiders, Batman films, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Stan Lee, Tim Burton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
Roles Superman

Ce documentaire est consacré à l'histoire des super-héros américains depuis leur apparition dans les années 1930. Il présente de nombreux dessins issus des comics originaux, des extraits de leurs adaptations en films et dessins animés, ainsi que des entretiens avec des auteurs importants du genre.
Rear Window, 1h29
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Christopher Reeve, Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ritchie Coster, Anne Twomey
Roles Jason Kemp
Rating56% 2.8002552.8002552.8002552.8002552.800255
Jason Kemp est un ancien architecte, aujourd'hui tétraplégique. Cloué dans son fauteuil roulant, il passe son temps à espionner ses voisins depuis la fenêtre de son appartement. Lorsqu'un jour Julian Thorpe bat sa femme Ilene, Jason décide d'appeler immédiatement la police. Mais Thorpe est finalement libéré un jour plus tard. Cette nuit-là, Jason entend un cri perçant. Le lendemain, il s'aperçoit qu'eIle n'est plus à son domicile, et qu'elle a semble-t-il été remplacée par une autre femme. Certain de la culpabilité du mari, Jason tente de convaincre sa petite amie Claudia, son infirmier Antonio et son ami Charlie...
Village of the Damned, 1h39
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Hamill, Michael Paré, Meredith Salenger
Roles Dr. Alan Chaffee
Rating56% 2.8019052.8019052.8019052.8019052.801905
The quiet coastal town of Midwich in California's Marin County is invaded by an unseen force which leaves ten women mysteriously pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born simultaneously on one night, though one is stillborn. At first, they all appear to be normal, but it does not take the parents long to realize that their children are anything but normal. As they grow older, the children are shown to have pale skin, white hair, fierce intellect and steely, cobalt eyes. However, they also do not appear to possess a conscience or personalities. The emotionless children display eerie psychic abilities and remarkable powers, which they use with deadly consequences, unleashing a reign of terror. When they actively use their mind-control powers, their irises or their entire eyes glow in different colours, mostly reddish-orange, but also green, yellow, violet, blue or pure white.
Speechless
Speechless (1994)
, 1h39
Directed by Ron Underwood
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Bonnie Bedelia, Christopher Reeve, Ernie Hudson, Charles Martin Smith
Roles Bob 'Bagdad' Freed
Rating57% 2.851432.851432.851432.851432.85143
Julia Mann (Davis) and Kevin Vallick (Keaton) are insomniac writers who fall in love, but their romance is thrown for a loop because both are writing speeches for rival candidates in a New Mexico election. Julia is working for the Democratic candidate and Kevin for the Republican candidate.
The Remains of the Day, 2h10
Directed by James Ivory
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant, Ben Chaplin
Roles Jack Lewis
Rating78% 3.948573.948573.948573.948573.94857
In 1950s post-war Britain, Mr. Stevens, the butler of Darlington Hall, receives a letter from Miss Kenton, a recently divorced former co-worker employed as the housekeeper some twenty years earlier. Lord Darlington has died a broken man, his reputation destroyed after he had been denounced as a Nazi-sympathiser in the Daily Mail, and his stately country manor has been sold to a retired American Congressman, Mr. Lewis. Stevens is granted permission to borrow his Daimler, and he sets off to the West Country to meet Kenton.
Nightmare in the Daylight, 1h36
Directed by Lou Antonio
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Jaclyn Smith, Christopher Reeve, Tom Mason, Glynnis O'Connor, Christina Pickles, Wren T. Brown
Roles Sean
Rating57% 2.8702952.8702952.8702952.8702952.870295
Sean Farrell (Reeve) is a lawyer working in San Francisco, who in the past beat his long-lost wife, Jean, who disappeared in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. One day, he notices Megan Lambert (Smith), a Wisconsin teacher visiting the city with her husband Peter (Mason) and son Jamie (Bell). He grows convinced that Megan is his wife, and ignores any denials she is making. After kidnapping her for a short period of time, he contacts his first wife's father, who tells Sean that Megan is not his daughter. Sean, by now, is too obsessed with Megan though, resulting in the woman and her family living in constant fear.
Noises Off
Noises Off (1992)
, 1h43
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Marilu Henner, Mark Linn-Baker
Roles Frederick Dallas / Philip Brent
Rating74% 3.748123.748123.748123.748123.74812
The film follows the concept of a play within a play, in this case a dreadful farce called Nothing On — the type of production in which many doors continually open and shut. The setting has been transplanted from English provincial theatre to Des Moines, Iowa, where a second-rate theatrical troupe is preparing to perform the Broadway-bound play under the direction of Lloyd Fellowes.
Switching Channels, 1h45
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about television, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson, George Newbern
Roles Blaine Bingham
Rating59% 2.951612.951612.951612.951612.95161
Sullivan (Reynolds) is the operations manager of Satellite News Network, a fictitious cable TV news channel. He tries to prevent the impending marriage of Colleran (Turner), his best reporter and ex-wife, by keeping her on the job during the critical news coverage of an upcoming execution and prison break.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, 1h27
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about writers, Films about education, Films about children, Space adventure films, Films about journalists, Sur la Lune, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, L'enfance marginalisée, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about school violence
Actors Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker
Roles Superman / Clark Kent
Rating37% 1.8539251.8539251.8539251.8539251.853925
Superman saves a spaceship of cosmonauts whose ship was thrown off course by debris, then visits his home-town of Smallville as Clark. Now that his adoptive parents have died, Clark has inherited their now-unattended farm. In an empty barn, he uncovers the capsule that brought him to Earth, and removes a luminescent green Kryptonian energy module. A recording left by his mother Lara (voiced by Susannah York) states that its power can be used only once. Unwilling to sell the farm to a mall developer, Superman returns to Metropolis.
Street Smart, 1h37
Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Andre Gregory, Erik King
Roles Jonathan Fisher
Rating63% 3.199743.199743.199743.199743.19974
Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher (Christopher Reeve), in danger of losing his job, promises to write a hard-hitting story on prostitution. When no one on the street will talk to him, he fabricates a story of a pimp that's so well-received it puts his career back on track. But Police and a district attorney think the story is of a real-life pimp who is wanted for murder and start pressuring him to reveal the identity of the subject of his story. Fast Black (Morgan Freeman), the pimp and police suspect, also thinks the story is about himself, and wants to know what Jonathan knows, and who told him. From there a battle of wits and wills ensues between Jonathan and Fast Black, in addition to Jonathan becoming involved with one of the pimp's call girls, Punchy (Kathy Baker).
Anna Karenina, 2h30
Directed by Simon Langton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Reeve, Paul Scofield, Ian Ogilvy, Anna Massey, Joanna David
Roles Count Vronsky
Rating62% 3.1002353.1002353.1002353.1002353.100235
Tragic Anna Karenina (Russian: «Анна Каренина»; [ˈanːə kɐˈrʲenʲɪnə]) leaves her cold husband for the dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia. The unfortunate series of events leave her hopelessly depressed.