Prior to his directorial career, Reiner acted in many television and feature films and wrote for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. It was, however, his Emmy Award winning portrayal of Michael Stivic, the son-in-law of Archie Bunker in the hit series All in the Family, that made him a household name.
Prior to the creation of Castle Rock, Reiner's credits as a feature film director included the now-legendary This is Spinal Tap, The Sure Thing, Stand By Me, and the much loved fantasy The Princess Bride, adapted for the screen by Academy Award winner William Goldman from his original novel.
Castle Rock Entertainment's first feature film release in 1989 was Reiner's now-classic When Harry Met Sally..., a chronicle of romance in the '80s which was both a critical and box office success, earning him Best Director nominations from both the Hollywood Foreign Press and the Directors Guild of America. He next directed Misery, a psychological thriller based on Stephen King's bestseller of the same title, which earned Kathy Bates an Oscar in 1990. The mega box office hit A Few Good Men, starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, followed in 1992, garnering another DGA Best Director nomination as well as four Academy Award nominations, including that for Best Picture. In 1994, North was released, starring Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander and
Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Reiner directed the hit comedy The American President in 1995, which starred Michael Douglas and Annette Bening. In 1996, Ghosts of Mississippi chronicled the re-prosecution of the murderer of civil rights leader Medgar Evers and starred Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods. The Story of Us, starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer, followed in 1999.
Reiner's most recent films are the 2003 romantic comedies Alex & Emma, starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson, and 2005's Rumor Has It..., with Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, and Mark Ruffalo.
In addition to his work behind the camera, Reiner has continued to act, appearing in such films as Bullets Over Broadway, Bye Bye, Love, Sleepless In Seattle, The First Wives Club, Primary Colors, EDtv, The Muse, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.
Reiner has long been one of America's leaders on public policy issues ranging from early childhood development to environmental protection. In 1997, Rob and his wife Michele founded the I Am Your Child Foundation (now Parents' Action for Children) and began a national public awareness and engagement campaign to communicate the importance of early childhood development. The Foundation's efforts, including two White House conferences, a primetime network television special, numerous statewide initiatives and the distribution of over 8 million videos, have helped give American parents the tools to raise happy and healthy children. In 1998, Mr. Reiner led the fight to pass California Proposition 10, which, through First 5 California, now provides over $600 million each year to early childhood development services.
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Rob Reiner Facts
|Birthday||March 6, 1947 (71)|
|Birthplace||Bronx, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Rob Reiner compared to you?|
|Wolf Of Wall Street|
|Sleepless In Seattle|
|The First Wives Club|
|When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal & Helen Mirren|
|Postcards From The Edge|
|All In The Family: The Complete Series|
|This Is Spinal Tap|