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Christopher D’Olier Reeve was born on 25 September 1952, in New York City, USA, of English descent. Christopher was an actor, author, screenwriter, producer, and director, best known for his portrayal of the comic book superhero “Superman”. He was considered one of the most successful actors during his time – he passed away in 2004.

How rich is Christopher Reeve? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that was at $3 million, mostly earned through success in the film industry. He appeared in a lot of critically acclaimed films including “The Remains of the Day” and “Street Smart”, and won numerous awards, all ensuring the position of his wealth.

Christopher Reeve Net Worth $3 million

Reeve attended Princeton Day School where he excelled in numerous aspects, including academics, athletics, and the arts. He found his passion for acting when he was cast in the play “The Yeomen of the Guard”, the first of many plays he would appear in, and later on he would be hired by the Harvard Summer Repertory Theater Company. He appeared in productions of “The Hostage” and “A Month in the Country”.

After matriculating, he acted in a few more plays and then decided to apply for college. He was accepted into numerous schools, but eventually decided to go to Cornell University because it was much nearer to New York City. He joined the theatre department of the school, and went on to appear in several plays, including “Life is a Dream”, “The Winter’s Tale” and “Waiting for Godot”. He was seen by high-profile agent Stark Hesseltine who offered to represent him, and the two decided that he should continue school while looking for work in vacations. During his remaining time at Cornell, he would go on and appear in several productions, as well as travel to Paris to immerse in the culture.

After returning home, he would attend Juilliard and he was able to convince Cornell to make it count as his senior year. Reeve and Robin Williams would be selected for Julliard’s advanced classes, and the two would become close friends. During his time there he auditioned for the Broadway play “A Matter of Gravity” which impressed Katharine Hepburn. His first Hollywood film was “Gray Lady Down”, in which he was given a small part.

In 1978, Reeve was offered an audition for the role of Clark Kent/Superman for the upcoming “Superman” film. After a lot of help, he was cast in the role, and would go on a two month training regimen to improve his physique. He would reprise the role for sequels “Superman II”, “Superman III”, and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace”, while continuously improving his physique.. Later on, he would also make a cameo in the series “Smallville”.

After Superman, Christopher appeared in several films such as “Somewhere in Time”, and “Deathtrap”. He would also appear in various productions such as “The Fifth of July”. His career would continue to make progress in the 1980s, being cast in “The Royal Family”, “Street Smart”, and “The Aspern Papers”. He started becoming more active physically in the late 1980s, taking horse-riding lessons and even building a sailboat, and was subsequently given numerous roles in the early 1990s, just before his accident.

In 1995, while Reeve was continuing to train with horses and had an intention to become an equestrian athlete, his horse made a refusal that made him fall forward and break two of his vertebrae. He became paralyzed from the neck down, and needed surgery to reconnect his spine and skull.

For his personal life, it is known that Christopher married Dana Reeve in 1992, and they have a son. He was also previously involved with Gae Exton and they had two children. Christopher passed away after being treated with an antibiotic for an infection, which caused an adverse reaction, and he fell into a coma and died in 2004.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smallville 2003-2004 TV Series Dr. Virgil Swann / Himself
The Practice 2003 TV Series Kevin Healy
Rear Window 1998 TV Movie Jason Kemp
9 1996 Video Game Thurston Last (voice)
Without Pity: A Film About Abilities 1996 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
A Step Toward Tomorrow 1996 Denny Gabriel
The Lion and the Lamb 1996 Video short voice
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad 1995 TV Movie Alan Johnson
Black Fox: The Price of Peace 1995 TV Movie Alan Johnson
Black Fox 1995 TV Movie Alan Johnson
Above Suspicion 1995 Dempsey Cain
Village of the Damned 1995 Dr. Alan Chaffee
Speechless 1994 Bob 'Bagdad' Freed
The Remains of the Day 1993 Jack Lewis
Frasier 1993 TV Series Leonard
Morning Glory 1993 Will Parker
The Sea Wolf 1993 TV Movie Humphrey Van Weyden
Nightmare in the Daylight 1992 TV Movie Sean
Mortal Sins 1992 TV Movie Father Thomas Cusack
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series Fred
Noises Off... 1992 Frederick Dallas / Philip Brent
Avonlea 1992 TV Series Robert Rutherford
Death Dreams 1991 TV Movie George Westfield
Carol & Company 1991 TV Series Rex / Bob
Bump in the Night 1991 TV Movie Lawrence Muller
Earthday Birthday 1990 TV Movie It Zwibble (voice)
The Rose and the Jackal 1990 TV Movie Allan Pinkerton
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story 1988 TV Movie Maj. John Dodge
Switching Channels 1988 Blaine Bingham
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 Superman Clark Kent
Street Smart 1987 Jonathan Fisher
Anna Karenina 1985 TV Movie Count Vronsky
The Aviator 1985 Edgar Anscombe
The Bostonians 1984 Basil Ransome
Faerie Tale Theatre 1983 TV Series Prince Charming / 'My Son, the Prince'
Superman III 1983 Superman Clark Kent
Monsignor 1982 Father John Flaherty
Deathtrap 1982 Clifford Anderson
Superman II 1980 Superman Clark Kent
Somewhere in Time 1980 Richard Collier
Superman 1978 Superman Clark Kent
Gray Lady Down 1978 Phillips
The Wide World of Mystery 1975 TV Series
Great Performances 1974 TV Series Officer
Love of Life 1951 TV Series Ben Harper (1974-1976)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everyone's Hero 2006 executive producer
The Brooke Ellison Story 2004 TV Movie executive producer
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary producer - 16 episodes
Rear Window 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1998 TV Movie documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary creative consultant - 16 episodes
Vietnam Long Time Coming 1998 Documentary board of director: World TEAM Sports
Superman III 1983 production consultant - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everyone's Hero 2006
The Brooke Ellison Story 2004 TV Movie
In the Gloaming 1997 TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Practice 2003 TV Series story - 1 episode
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 story

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special performer: "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine", "Bloody Mary", "Mame", "Hello, Dolly!"
The Muppet Show 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ninja Immovable Heart 2014 dedicated to the memory of
Q&A with Ilya Salkind: Superman II 2012 Video documentary thanks
The Bad Superhero 2012 Short special thanks
Superman: Requiem 2011 in memory of
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
On the Pool Patio with Ilya Salkind 2011 Documentary thanks
Supermään 2010 Short in memory of
Artists of the Roundtable 2008 Video documentary special thanks
Smallville TV Series acknowledgment - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2007 in loving memory of - 1 episode, 2004
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman 2006 Video documentary dedicated to the memory of
Superman Returns 2006 dedicated to the memory of
Christopher Reeve: The Man of Steel 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Visual FX of Smallville 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short special thanks
Superman 50th Anniversary 1988 TV Movie documentary acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Wild Place with Christopher Reeve 2005 Short Himself
HARDtalk Extra 2004 TV Series Himself
Christopher Reeve: The Man of Steel 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Visual FX of Smallville 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Paula Zahn Now 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
2003 World Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Play
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 1999-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Breakfast with Frost 2002 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 1997-2002 TV Series Himself
Christopher Reeve: Courageous Steps 2002 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend 2001 Video documentary short Himself Superman Clark Kent
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' 2001 Video documentary short Himself Superman Clark Kent
Charlie Rose 2001 TV Series Himself
Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England's Fatal Flaw 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Remains of the Day: The Filmmaker's Journey 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The BBC and the BAFTA Tribute to Michael Caine 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Back to 'Somewhere in Time' 2000 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Stuntmakers 1999 TV Series Himself - Host
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
De pe a pa 1999 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Toughest Break: Martin's Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1998 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1998 TV Series Himself
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Informational Special and Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1997 TV Series Himself
Corazón, corazón 1995-1996 TV Series Himself
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Inside the Actors Studio 1996 TV Series Himself
In the Wild 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt 1995 Documentary short Himself
Good Morning America 1979-1994 TV Series Himself
The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller 1994 TV Series Himself
Love and Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day' 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Earth Journeys with Christopher Reeve 1993 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Earth and the American Dream 1992 Documentary Reader (voice)
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1992 TV Series Himself / Frederick Douglas
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The American Constitution: The Road from Runnymede 1992 Documentary Narrator
Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova 1991 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Carol Burnett Show 1991 TV Series Himself
Trump: What's the Deal? 1991 Documentary Himself
Mending Hearts 1991 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Un dia és un dia 1990 TV Series Himself
Live: The World's Greatest Stunts 1990 TV Special Himself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Revival
La parada 1990 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
Bobby Brown His Prerogative 1989 Video documentary
CBS This Morning 1988-1989 TV Series Himself
Superman 50th Anniversary 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979-1988 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 1984-1988 TV Series Himself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Future Flight 1987 TV Movie Himself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1987 TV Series Himself
The Grand Knockout Tournament 1987 TV Special Himself
Film '72 1987 TV Series Himself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Saturday Superstore 1987 TV Series Himself
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? 1986 TV Series
Dinosaur! 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Superman III' 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself Clark Kent Superman (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 1981-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Various
Aspel & Company 1985 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Golden Gong 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself-Interviewee
The Wandering Company 1984 TV Movie documentary Actor of 'The Bostonians'
CBS Early Morning News 1984 TV Series Himself
Olympic Gala 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Guest
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in Supporting Role
I Love Liberty 1982 TV Special Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Superman II' 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Performer
Arena 1981 TV Series documentary Himself
Evening Magazine 1979-1980 TV Series Himself
Ryan's Hope 1980 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
The Muppet Show 1980 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Star
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 1980 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself, host
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1979 TV Series Himself
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock 1979 TV Special documentary Himself
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Show
The 50th Anniversary Gala for USC's Film Department 1979 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Himself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Revista de cine 1979 TV Series Himself
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Superman Clark Kent
Replica 2005
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Memorial Tribute
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
De Superman 2001 TV Movie documentary Superman
Superman: Screen Tests 2001 Video documentary short Superman Clark Kent
The Magic Behind the Cape 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Superman (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1988 TV Series Blaine Bingham
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself / Hamlet
Clapper Board 1981 TV Series
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2015 TV Series Himself
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself
Julie Walters: A Life on Screen 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Superman Clark Kent (uncredited)
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Himself
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Actor, Superman
Los 80 2012 TV Series Himself
No 2012/I Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011-2012 TV Series Frederick Dallas / Clark Kent
Smallville 2005-2011 TV Series Dr. Virgil Swann
Nostalgia Critic 2011 TV Series Clark Kent Superman
David Blaine: Beautiful Struggle 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Supermään 2010 Short Superman (uncredited)
Heroes of Jules Verne Festival 2010 Documentary Himself
Memòries de la tele 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Jesse's Story 2009 Documentary Himself
30 Days 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2008 TV Series documentary Superman
Waiting for Hockney 2008 Documentary Himself
Silenci? 2008 TV Series Blaine Bingham
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Hope in Motion 2007 Video documentary Himself
Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews 2007 Video Himself
Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve 2006 Video documentary short Himself
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman 2006 Video documentary Himself
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut 2006 Video Clark Kent Kal-El Superman
80s, El Soundtrack de una Generación 2006 Documentary Himself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Superman
The Curse of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself Superman Clark Kent (uncredited)
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Beyond Tomorrow 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Superman Clark Kent

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Rear Window (1998)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Special Without Pity: A Film About Abilities (1996) Sheila Nevins (executive producer)
Michael Mierendorf (producer/director/writer)
Jonathan Moss (co-ordinating producer)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries In the Gloaming (1997)
1997 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 15 April 1997. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1996 Jackie Coogan Award Young Artist Awards For his inspiration to youth.
1981 Best Actor Fantafestival Somewhere in Time (1980)
1979 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Superman (1978)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Traditional) Christopher Reeve: Courageous Steps (2002) rudy-bednar-(executive-producer) alastair-waddington-(executive-producer) stuart-watts-(producer) ian-a-hunt-(producer)-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="Rudy Bednar (executive producer) Alastair Waddington (executive producer) Stuart Watts (producer) Ian A. Hunt (producer)">Rudy Bednar (executive producer) Alastair Waddington (executive producer) Stuart Watts (producer) Ian A. Hunt (producer)
1999 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Rear Window (1998)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope (1998) don-mischer danette-herman-(co-ordinating-producer) michael-b-seligman-(supervising-producer)-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="Don Mischer Danette Herman (co-ordinating producer) Michael B. Seligman (supervising producer)">Don Mischer Danette Herman (co-ordinating producer) Michael B. Seligman (supervising producer)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special In the Gloaming (1997)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Dramatic Special or Series In the Gloaming (1997)
1989 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Switching Channels (1988)
1984 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Superman III (1983)
1983 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Deathtrap (1982)
1982 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Superman II (1980)
1981 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Somewhere in Time (1980)
1979 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Superman (1978)

TitleSalary
Superman III (1983) $1,000,000
Superman II (1980) $500,000
Superman (1978) $250,000

#Fact
1 He was of English, and small amounts of Irish and Welsh, ancestry.
2 Was the second of three male Reeves' (genetically) in a row, after his own father F.D. Reeve and before his first son, Matthew Reeve, to be 6'4" tall. Additionally, his daughter, Alexandra Reeve Givens is 6'0" tall, a height which is considered extraordinarily tall for a woman.
3 Has twice played a character who traveled back in time, and both times was for a woman: Superman (1978), and Somewhere in Time (1980).
4 Reeve chose The Graduate (1967) as his favorite film for "Private Screenings," a publication sponsored by the AFI.
5 Close friend Robin Williams dedicated his winning of the Cecil B. DeMille award to Reeve, 2004.
6 Superman's adopted Kryptonian son Chris Kent from the 2006 ''Last Son Of Krypton'' story arc was named after him. The story was written by Geoff Johns and '_Superman (1978)'_ director Richard Donner.
7 Casting directors were reportedly not impressed with many of his early auditions and screen tests, including the ones for Superman, due to his acting style being radically different from many other popular actors of the day.
8 The ending credits of '_Superman Returns (2006)'_, a sequel of sorts to his Donner-directed films, features a tribute to him and his wife Dana Reeve that reads: "To Christopher and Dana Reeve, a pair of real-life superheroes''.
9 Was considered for the lead role in Arthur (1981), a role which was ultimately portrayed by Dudley Moore, who at 5'2½" tall was more than one foot and one inch shorter, and born in April 1935, was 17½ years older than Reeve, at 6'4" tall and born in October 1952..
10 An actor best known to play Superman, he was born on the same year and the same month that the pilot episode of Adventures of Superman (1952) first aired.
11 Had appeared with Ned Beatty in four films: Gray Lady Down (1978), Superman (1978), Superman II (1980) and Switching Channels (1988).
12 He was considered for the role of James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) before Timothy Dalton was cast.
13 He was the only actor to play Clark Kent/Superman in more than one live-action film until 2013, when Henry Cavill was announced to reprise the role for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
14 Had played a playwright in both Somewhere in Time (1980) and Deathtrap (1982).
15 He was considered for the role of Westley in The Princess Bride (1987), which went to Cary Elwes.
16 His great-grandfather, Mahlon Pitney of New Jersey, was appointed by President William Howard Taft as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving in the position from 1912 to 1922, which included a one year overlap with his appointer Taft, who was himself appointed to the Supreme Court as Chief Justice of the United States in 1921.
17 Had twice played a character who traveled back in time for a woman that he loved: Superman (1978) and Somewhere in Time (1980).
18 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 15, 1997.
19 He was the first and, so far, only actor to play a DC Comics title character (Superman) in more than three films.
20 Before 2011, he held the record for playing the same comic book character more times than any other actor. He was overtaken by Hugh Jackman who has played Marvel Comics hero Wolverine in five films. Reeve does still have the honor of playing a titular hero more times though.
21 He was the first actor to play Superman who was born after the character was created in 1938.
22 He was posthumously inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Arts and Entertainment.
23 Said he had originally planned for 1995 to be his comeback year, with lead roles in Village of the Damned (1995) and Above Suspicion (1995) and other major roles in the works, including a film reuniting him with director Richard Donner. Unfortunately, his comeback was cut short by his tragic horseriding accident.
24 Cousin of Elizabeth Hubbard.
25 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.
26 Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
27 Among the lead roles turned down were Julian Kaye in American Gigolo (1980), Richard Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon (1980), Ned Racine in Body Heat (1981), T.S. Garp in The World According to Garp (1982), Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Allen Bauer in Splash (1984), Daniel Jack T. Colton in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction (1987), Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon (1987), Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman (1990) and Fletcher Christian in The Bounty (1984) (when David Lean was attached as director).
28 He had a love of Scotland and its countryside. He often visited Scotland with his family.
29 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 452-454. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
30 Was offered Richard Gere's role in Pretty Woman (1990). When he went in to do a reading, he was not given actress Julia Roberts to read with, but the casting director, giving a half hearted effort at best. Reeve felt this was extremely unprofessional and chose not to do the film.
31 Was a licensed hang glider pilot. This proved useful during the making of Superman (1978), as his knowledge of how flying works allowed him to create distinctive movements for Superman during the flight scenes.
32 Was the very first caller into Dr. Frasier Crane's radio show on the situation comedy Frasier (1993).
33 Was a descendant of the prominent D'Olier family of France, and also descended from Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester and 1st Earl of Pembroke, son, brother, and uncle of three famous King Henrys, as youngest (fourth) son of King Henry IV of England, youngest brother of King Henry V of England, and uncle of his brother's son, King Henry VI of England.
34 Following Superman (1978), he was offered a number of scripts for action films, one of which he claims was a script for a film about the Viking Eric the Red. He turned them down because he felt they didn't require much in the way of acting. Instead, he chose Somewhere in Time (1980) as his first post-Superman film, against the advice of his agent, because he liked the script and the character.
35 Godfather and namesake of Christopher Keach, Jane Seymour's son.
36 At the height of his popularity as Superman, a group of children who recognized him in a park purposefully threw their Frisbee over a fence and then asked him to fly after it. Trying hard not to hurt their feelings, Reeve replied he couldn't fly after the Frisbee because his cape was in the washer, so they settled for him just reaching over the fence and handing it back to them.
37 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.
38 While Reeve was filming Somewhere in Time (1980), the local theater decided to show his breakout hit Superman (1978). Many Somewhere in Time cast members joined locals for the event. Early into the screening, the sound went out. Reeve, who was seated next to co-star Jane Seymour, stood up in the audience and delivered all the lines.
39 Winner of a Grammy Award in the "Best Spoken Word Album" category for "Still Me" (1998)
40 Was only 24 years old when he was cast by Richard Donner in Superman (1978), making him the youngest actor ever to play the part of Superman.
41 Was a huge fan of the television series Law & Order (1990). He claimed that watching it helped him through his physical therapy.
42 Was not given first billing in any of the Superman films until Superman III (1983). As a relatively unknown actor at the time, he was given third billing behind Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman in Superman (1978), then given second billing behind Hackman in Superman II (1980) before achieving top billing in the third film.
43 A Superbowl XXXIV commercial for a medical company, set in the future, portrayed Reeve as being able to walk, via computer animation. The next day, the company was flooded with phone calls from people asking how they had cured him.
44 He went to Chile in 1987 during the military dictatorship to support about 80 Chilean artists (actors and directors) whose lives were threatened by the death squads of dictator Augusto Pinochet.
45 January 2004: He was decorated by the Chilean government for his humanitarian work, with the Bernardo O'Higgins Order, by the Chilean chancellor in his home in New York.
46 Wore nearly 25 different Superman costumes for Superman (1978), some of which were specifically for walking and others that were for flying, and some of which were turquoise for blue screen shots (in order to balance out the blue of the uniform).
47 A picture of him as Superman appears at the end credits of National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985).
48 The Smallville (2001) episode "Devoted" was dedicated to his memory, with the caption at the end of the credits reading: "He made us believe a man could fly.".
49 His last theatrical film, John Carpenter's Village of the Damned (1995), paired him with Mark Hamill, who provided the voice of the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
50 Was slated to direct a fifth Superman film featuring a new actor in the lead role if the fourth film was successful. Since the fourth film did poorly at the box office, the fifth film never materialized.
51 Attended Juilliard with actor Kevin Conroy, who later went on to provide the voice of Batman for the animated Bruce Timm series.
52 May 18, 2005: Was posthumously awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick, and an honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) at Stony Brook University's commencement on May 20, 2005. His degree was accepted by Stony Brook graduate student Brooke Ellison, whose life and struggle against paralysis was the subject of a television movie directed by the late actor just before his death in 2004.
53 Made his Broadway debut starring opposite Katharine Hepburn in a production of "A Matter of Gravity" in 1976. Hepburn became very fond of him, both as an actor and as a person, and teased him that he would take care of her when she retired. Ironically, Reeve's reply was "Miss Hepburn, I don't think I'll live that long.".
54 The character he portrayed on Smallville (2001), Dr. Swann, was named after longtime Superman artist Curt Swan.
55 Had starred opposite Michael Keaton in the romantic comedy Speechless (1994). Keaton and Reeve portrayed DC Comics' two most iconic characters, Batman and Superman respectively.
56 At the time of his death, he had regained partial movement in his fingers and toes, and said he could feel a pin prick anywhere on his body as well as differentiate hot and cold temperatures.
57 Took some criticism for his portrayal of Clark Kent (Superman's alter ego) as a weak, bumbling nerd. This characterization (which he said was based on a younger Cary Grant), in Reeve's opinion, was necessary because he felt that there had to be some kind of a difference between Superman and Clark Kent, otherwise "it's just the same guy in glasses."
58 After he died, a number of memorial cartoons to commemorate his death were Superman-themed. Many artists drew Reeve as Superman flying away from the wheelchair. In one picture, Superman came to Reeve's grave with flowers. In another picture, a grief-stricken Superman reads the news of Reeve's death in the Daily Planet newspaper and says to the reader, "He was my hero." In another, Captain America, Spider-Man and Batman come to Reeve's grave with Batman, commenting, "He really was a super man." In another, a young boy in a wheelchair tells the reader, "He was the Man of Steel. He had incredible vision. He used his powers to save people. Nothing could stop him. And I think before that he acted in some Superman movies." Some pictures depicted Reeve arriving in heaven dressed as Superman; in one, he says to Gabriel, "You can keep the wings." In another, dressed as a regular angel, he declines the wings by saying, "No thanks, I'd rather walk.".
59 His close friend Jane Seymour used to call him Superfoot because of his tendency to step on her toes while filming their dance scenes from Somewhere in Time (1980).
60 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).
61 His weight trainer for Superman (1978) was British weightlifting champion David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
62 After the critical and box-office failure of Superman III (1983), he was reluctant to do a fourth Superman film, especially if it was going to be treated as a farce. He eventually agreed to do it when the producers promised him story input and that they would finance a longtime pet project of his, the gritty crime drama Street Smart (1987), in which he played an amoral reporter.
63 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.
64 Said that after he was paralyzed, it was his wife's support that kept him from choosing death over living on a respirator.
65 Brother: Benjamin Reeve (born 1953). Half-brothers: Jeff Johnson and Kevin Johnson.
66 Died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York after suffering heart failure while being treated for a severely infected pressure wound (common among paralyzed people).
67 Son of F.D. Reeve.
68 He was the tallest out of the nine actors who have played Superman in movies and television, the others being Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, John Newton, Gerard Christopher, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill.
69 Hal Ketchum's "Hang in There, Superman" was written about him.
70 Jane Seymour's son was named after him.
71 At the time he was paralyzed, he had been doing a film on horseback-riding safety.
72 Attended the Supergirl (1984) premiere with Helen Slater.
73 The last character he played before his riding accident was a paralyzed individual in Above Suspicion (1995), which was released six days before the accident.
74 May 3, 2002: He and wife Dana Reeve opened a center devoted to teaching paralyzed people to live more independently in Short Hills, New Jersey. Known as the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, the facility operates a website, publishes "Paralysis Resource Guide" and houses the largest U.S. collection of paralysis-related publications. The Reeve Family Foundation has also distributed grants to paralysis researchers totaling some $22 million.
75 Was offered numerous roles, such as the lead in The Running Man (1987) and Total Recall (1990) (both of which went to Arnold Schwarzenegger). He turned them down to take on more challenging ones.
76 Wrote an autobiography, "Still Me". The book was a bestseller, and he was working on another book at the time of his death.
77 Had gained 30 pounds for the role of Superman.
78 Turned down the lead role in American Gigolo (1980) which went to Richard Gere. Turned down the role of Fletcher Christian in The Bounty (1984) which went to Mel Gibson. Turned down the lead role in Body Heat (1981) which went to William Hurt. Turned down the role of Mason Verger in Hannibal (2001) which went to Gary Oldman. In 1976, turned down the role of Mark Harris in Man from Atlantis (1977) which went to Patrick Duffy. Turned down the role of Jack T. Colton in Romancing the Stone (1984) which went to Michael Douglas, who also served as one of the film's producers.
79 August 2000: Broke his leg after falling out of his wheelchair during a workout.
80 Attended Cornell University, where he lived in Risley Hall, as a member of the class of 1974, leaving for Juilliard after his junior year.
81 Was a licensed pilot.
82 1992: Son, with Dana Reeve, Will Reeve born.
83 Children, with Gae Exton: Matthew Reeve (born 1979) and Alexandra Reeve Givens (born 1982). Gae was quoted several times, in various publications and on talk shows as saying "Having one child out of wedlock is fashionable, but having two is tacky," or similar, including in People Magazine.
84 May 27, 1995: Paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident near Culpeper, Virginia.

#Quote
1 [on his close friend Robin Williams] Thank God I wear a seat-belt in this chair, because I would have fallen out laughing. In the middle of a tragedy like this, in the middle of a depression, you can still experience genuine joy and laughter and love. And anyone who says life's not worth living is totally wrong, totally wrong.
2 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]
3 [on Smallville (2001)] I was, at first a bit skeptical but the writing, acting and the special effects are all quite remarkable.
4 What you probably don't know is that I left New York last September and I just arrived here this morning. And I'm glad I did because I wouldn't have missed this kind of welcome for the world. Thank you. [After he received a standing ovation when he appeared at the 68th Annual Academy Awards to present a film reel on how Hollywood has tackled social issues]
5 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
6 A hero is someone who in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
7 I often refer to Abraham Lincoln, who said, "When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. And that is my religion." I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.
8 [on Superman's enduring popularity] He's a friend. Everybody needs a friend. That's why he's still here.
9 So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
10 [on the famous fight scene in Superman II (1980)] The Salkinds [producers Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind] wanted to make a splash. Their vision was really big. I remember much of that as being fun. The strong wind blowing the cars around, from the three baddies with their super breath, that was all staged by [Richard Lester]. And it had an element of humor to it, so it was fun for us to think of gags.
11 [on the reshoots of Superman II (1980) after changing directors] It was usually done whenever a set doubled or we had a problem with expensive actors being available. I remember we did many scenes from the Daily Planet, if not all of them, while we were doing Part One. So those were pretty much in the bank. Gene Hackman, to the extent that he was in Part Two, was also done while he was around for Part One. I don't remember that he came back again.
12 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.
13 [on his post-accident role in Rear Window (1998)] I was worried that only acting with my voice and my face, I might not be able to communicate effectively enough to tell the story. But I was surprised to find that if I really concentrated and just let the thoughts happen, that they would read on my face.
14 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.
15 [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.
16 [from an interview three months before the release of Superman III (1983)] Look, I've flown, I've become evil, loved, stopped and turned the world backward, I've faced my peers, I've befriended children and small animals, and I've rescued cats from trees. What else is there left for Superman to do that hasn't been done?
17 Your body is not who you are. The mind and spirit transcend the body.
18 [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!
19 [on director Richard Lester's filming of Superman III (1983)] [He] was always looking for a gag - sometimes to the point where the gags involving Richard Pryor went over the top. I mean, I didn't think that his going off the top of a building, on skis with a pink tablecloth around his shoulders, was particularly funny.
20 [Jerry Siegel] and [Joe Shuster] created a piece of American mythology. It was my privilege to be the onscreen custodian of the character in the '70s and '80s. There will be many interpretations of Superman, but the original character created by two teenagers in the '30s will last forever.
21 [on making sequels] You know, when you make sequels, they have to be better each time. And you have to spend the money. I remember on Superman II (1980), we once went down to St. Lucia in the Caribbean from Pinewood--took a whole crew to get a shot of Superman picking a flower by a stream. And we had just been to Norway to get some shots of him in the snow fields. All that was scaled down by the producers of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), and I think the film looks ersatz as a result.
22 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.".
23 I have seen first-hand how Superman actually transforms people's lives.
24 [on Robin Williams' visiting him in the hospital shortly after the accident] There was this guy wearing a blue scrub hat and a yellow gown and with a Russian accent, being some insane Russian doctor... I laughed for the first time, and I knew that life was going to be okay.
25 A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
26 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.
27 Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.

#Trademark
1 His iconic performance as Superman/Clark Kent
2 Towering height and athletic physique
3 Black hair and light bold blue eyes
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