About Christopher Reeve
- Fast Facts
Christopher Reeve, born September 25, 1952, was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and author, who is best known for his role as Superman, for which he won a BAFTA Award. His other acclaimed roles include Somewhere in Time, The Bostonians, Street Smart, and The Remains of the Day. Reeve died October 10, 2004.
21 feature films made
$300,218,018 – the amount his highest acclaimed film, Superman, grossed
1985 – DC Comics named Reeve as one of the honorees in the company’s 50th-anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great
30 theater credits
6’4″ tall, making him the tallest actor to play Superman
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
"You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself. But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or handsome, because it isn't an achievement."
"We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them."
"Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out."
"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean."
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