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Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner at the 1988 Emmy Awards
Born March 6, 1945 (1945-03-06) (age 62)
The Bronx, New York
Spouse(s) Penny Marshall (1971-1979)
Michele Singer (1989-)

Robert "Rob" Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, children's advocate and political activist. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence as Archie Bunker's and Edith Baines-Bunker's son-in-law, Michael "Meathead" Stivic, on All in the Family in a role which earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. As director, the Directors Guild of America recognized him with nominations for his work on Stand by Me, When Harry Met Sally..., and A Few Good Men. He was trained at the UCLA Film School. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Penny Marshall at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winners: // Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy 1974: Rob Reiner, All In The Family Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy-Variety/Variety/Music Series 1974: Cloris Leachman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975-76: no information Outstanding... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Information Gender Male Age 50 (in 1974) Date of birth 1924 Date of death Unknown (still alive as of 1983) Occupation Blue Collar (19??-1978) Bar Owner (1979-????) Family Michael Stivic (son-in-law) Joey Stivic (grandson) Alfred Bunker (brother) Barbara Lee Billie Bunker (niece) Katherine Bunker (sister-in-law... Information Gender Female Age 50 (in 1977) Date of birth 1927 Date of death Dead 1980) Occupation housewife Family Michael Stivic (son-in-law) Joey Stivic (grandson) Maude (cousin) Stephanie Mills (niece) Floyd Mills (cousin) Amelia (cousin) Liz (cousin) Rose (Aunt) Clara (Aunt) Relationships Archie Bunker Children Gloria Stivic (daughter... Mike Stivic, played by Rob Reiner. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winners: // Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy 1974: Rob Reiner, All In The Family Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy-Variety/Variety/Music Series 1974: Cloris Leachman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975-76: no information Outstanding... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... Stand by Me is a 1986 drama film directed by Rob Reiner. ... When Harry Met Sally. ... A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. ... The UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television (TFT), located in Los Angeles, USA, is unique in that it combines all three (theater, film, and television) of these aspects into a single school. ...

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Biography

Early life

Reiner was born in The Bronx, New York, the son of Estelle (née Lebost), an actress, and Carl Reiner, a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.[1] As a child, Reiner lived in New Rochelle, New York, where his family resided at 48 Bonnie Meadow Road, similar to the fictitious address of 148 Bonnie Meadow Road, as the Petries on The Dick Van Dyke Show. When Reiner was about 13, the family moved to the Los Angeles area, where Reiner attended Beverly Hills High School and the University of California, Los Angeles. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... “NY” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian. ... New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle (French: Nouvelle-Rochelle) is a city in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of New York in Westchester County, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with... The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as Beverly or as BHHS) is the only major public high school in Beverly Hills, California. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


Career

Reiner was the celebrity guest, with his civilian contestant partner, to have had the first successful Winner's Circle win occurred on The $10,000 Pyramid during its debut week in March of 1973 on CBS, when he successfully used the clue "A doughnut" for "Things With A Hole". Interestingly, when Pyramid host Dick Clark was playing as a celebrity guest on the syndicated Bill Cullen-hosted $25,000 Pyramid in 1975, he had trouble with the same exact subject and eventually came up with the same clue Reiner used earlier when time was running out, resulting in a $25,000 win. Meanwhile, Reiner reappeared on Pyramid, but for the weekly Cullen edition during its initial 1974-75 season on just two episodes only. Pyramid is an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... Dick Clark redirects here. ... William Bill Lawrence Frances Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990), was an Emmy Award-winning American radio and television personality. ...


Reiner became famous playing Michael "Meathead" Stivic, Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, on Norman Lear's 1970s sitcom All in the Family, which was the most-watched television program for five years in the United States (1971–1977). The term "Meathead", referring to Reiner's character Mike Stivic in All in the Family, became a pop culture reference. Indeed, Reiner has stated that "I could win the Nobel Prize and they’d write 'Meathead wins the Nobel Prize.'"[2] In the 1980s and 1990s, Reiner was best known as a director of successful Hollywood films. Some of these films — such as The Princess Bride, Stand By Me and This Is Spinal Tap— have achieved cult status. He has stated that the film which will go down as his masterpiece is Stand by Me. The film is also his favorite film of his own work. Mike Stivic, played by Rob Reiner. ... Information Gender Male Age 50 (in 1974) Date of birth 1924 Date of death Unknown (still alive as of 1983) Occupation Blue Collar (19??-1978) Bar Owner (1979-????) Family Michael Stivic (son-in-law) Joey Stivic (grandson) Alfred Bunker (brother) Barbara Lee Billie Bunker (niece) Katherine Bunker (sister-in-law... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... ... The Princess Bride is a 1987 film, based on the 1973 novel The Princess Bride by William Goldman, combining comedy, adventure, romance and fantasy. ... Stand by Me is a 1986 drama film directed by Rob Reiner. ... This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... Stand by Me is a 1986 drama film directed by Rob Reiner. ...


Reiner went on to direct other critically and commercially successful films with his own company, Castle Rock, such as Misery, A Few Good Men, and his most commercially successful work - When Harry Met Sally..., which has become a classic romantic comedy. However his career has seen less commercial success in recent years, starting with North, which was critically panned (notoriously by Roger Ebert: "I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie."[3]). His subsequent films Alex & Emma and Rumor Has It have been unsuccessful both critically and commercially. His next feature, The Bucket List is due in December, 2007 and will star Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of tasks before they die. Misery is a 1990 American horror/thriller film, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. ... A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. ... When Harry Met Sally. ... North is a 1994 motion picture directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Elijah Wood. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Alex & Emma is a Warner Bros. ... Rumor Has It is a 2005 comedy film starring Jennifer Aniston and directed by Rob Reiner. ...


He has guest-starred in a number of movies, mostly in small roles including “Throw Momma From The Train”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Bullets Over Broadway” , ”The First Wives Club”, and Primary Colors. Primary Colors, a 1996 novel by Anonymous (later revealed by Donald Foster to be journalist Joe Klein), is a roman à clef about U.S. President Bill Clintons first presidential campaign in 1992. ...


Personal life

Reiner is Jewish.[4] He was married to actress-director Penny Marshall from 1971 to 1981. Marshall's daughter from a previous marriage, actress Tracy Reiner, co-starred in Marshall's A League of Their Own. Reiner and Marshall divorced in 1979. Reiner married photographer Michele Singer in 1989. In 1997, Reiner and wife Michele founded the I Am Your Child Foundation, now Parents' Action for Children, a non-profit organization promoting early childhood development by producing and distributing celebrity-hosted educational videos for parents. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Penny Marshall at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... A League of Their Own is a 1992 film which tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). ...


In 2001, Reiner attended the funeral of Carroll O'Connor, along with Sally Struthers. Though Jean Stapleton had heard of O'Connor's death, she didn't attend the memorial due to a commitment working on stage. John Carroll OConnor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an American actor, most famous for his portrayal of the character Archie Bunker in the television sitcoms All in the Family (1971-1979) and Archie Bunkers Place (1979-1983). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jean Stapleton Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray on January 19, 1923 in New York City) is an American actress of stage, television and film. ...


Political activism

In 1998, Reiner chaired the campaign to pass Prop 10, the California Children and Families Initiative, which created First 5 California, a program of early childhood development services, funded by a tax on tobacco products. He served as chairman of First 5 California from 1999 to 2006. Reiner was criticized for campaigning for a proposition (Prop 82) to fund state-run preschools while still chair of the First Five Commission, causing Reiner to resign from his position on March 29, 2006. An audit was conducted and it concluded the commission did not violate state law, and that the state commission had clear legal authority to conduct its public advertising campaigns related to preschool. Proposition 82 failed with 39.1% support.


Active in progressive and liberal politics, Reiner campaigned in Iowa for Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean just before the 2004 Iowa caucus, and campaigned extensively for Al Gore in 2000. Reiner was mentioned as a possible candidate to run against California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, but decided not to run for personal reasons. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ...


He has been a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post since May 2005.[5] He tries to limit the amount of cigarette smoking in his films,[6] and is a member of the Social Responsibility Task Force, an organization advocating moderation where social issues (like violence and tobacco use) and the entertainment industry meet. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Logo of Huffington Post The Huffington Post (often referred to on the Internet as HuffPo) is a politically-progressive online news website and aggregated weblog founded by Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, featuring hyperlinks to various news sources and columnists. ...


Reiner is also active in environmental issues, and successfully led the effort to establish California’s Ahmanson Ranch as a state park and wildlife refuge rather than a commercial real estate development. On 7 July 2007, Reiner introduced Spinal Tap at the London Live Earth concert. is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on July 7, 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change and advocate environmentally-sustainable living. ...


In popular culture

Reiner was the subject of a parody in the South Park episode "Butt Out," which criticized his objection to smoking as hypocritical, because his weight problem was just as big a danger, if not more than smoking. He was also labeled a fascist by Kyle because only he hates smoking, so he tries to force others to think like him. This article is about the TV series. ... Butt Out is episode 713 of the Comedy Central series South Park. ... Hypocrisy is the act of condemning or calling for the condemnation of another person when the critic is guilty of the act for which he demands that the accused be condemned. ... Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... Kyle Broflovski, also spelled Kyle Broflofski, Kyle Broflowski, Kyle Brovlofski, Kyle Broflofki, or in the earlier episodes, Kyle Brosloski, is a character in the animated series South Park. ...


Filmography

Fire Sale is a 1977 comedy starring Alan Arkin (who also directed) as Ezra Fikus; Rob Reiner as his brother Russel; Vincent Gardenia as their father Benny; Sid Caesar as Bennys brother Sherman; Anjanette Comer as Marion (Ezras wife); and Kay Medford as Ruth (Bennys wife). ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... The Jerk is the 1979 rags-to-riches-to-rags comedy film of belated self-discovery. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... The Sure Thing is a 1985 romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and written by Stephen L. Bloom and Jonathan Roberts. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Stand by Me is a 1986 drama film directed by Rob Reiner. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... The Princess Bride is a 1987 film, based on the 1973 novel The Princess Bride by William Goldman, combining comedy, adventure, romance and fantasy. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... When Harry Met Sally. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Misery is a 1990 American horror/thriller film, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... North is a 1994 motion picture directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Elijah Wood. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... This article is about a movie. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... The Story of Us is a 1999 film starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a married couple of 15 years directed by Rob Reiner. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... EDtv is a movie directed by Ron Howard released in 1999. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Alex & Emma is a Warner Bros. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Rumor Has It is a 2005 comedy film starring Jennifer Aniston and directed by Rob Reiner. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The Bucket List is a film that will be directed by Rob Reiner and will star Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises from that year, which again appear this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Oceans Thirteen, Resident Evil: Extinction...

Television

The Partridge Family was an American television sitcom about a widowed mother and her five children living in San Pueblo, a small fictional town in Northern California, originally broadcast on ABC from 1970 to 1974. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The year 1971 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 1978 in television involved some significant events. ... Pyramid is an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... See also: 1972 in television, other events of 1973, 1974 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1973-74 American network television schedule. ... Happy Days is a popular American television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ... The year 1974 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 1981 in television involved some significant events. ... Morton & Hayes was a short-lived comedy television series, shown Wednesday nights at 8:30 on CBS. Only six episodes were shown, from July 24, 1991, to August 28, 1991. ... The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ... Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy, though not in the traditional sitcom format, starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was an American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/74/Rob-Reiner.html
  2. ^ http://www.yehey.com/entertainment/celebs/article.aspx?id=106489
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (1994-07-22). North. Chicago Sun Times. rogerebert.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-14. “I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it.”
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5289328.stm
  5. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-reiner/
  6. ^ http://www.dga.org/news/v29_2/craft_smkg_704.php3

Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Rob Reiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (953 words)
Reiner was born in The Bronx, New York, and lived as a child in New Rochelle, New York, where his family resided at 48 Bonnie Meadow Road, similar to the fictitious address of 148 Bonnie Meadow Road, as the Petries on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Reiner was married to actress-director Penny Marshall from 1971 to 1981.
Rob Reiner was the subject of a parody in the South Park episode "Butt Out," which criticized his objection to smoking as hypocritical and fascist, due to the fact his weight problem was just as big a danger, if not more than smoking.
Rob Reiner (549 words)
Born to an entertainment-oriented family (his father is comedy giant Carl Reiner), in the Bronx, New York, Rob Reiner was 12 when he moved with his family to Los Angeles, and it was there that he started acting in regional theater.
Reiner made his feature film debut as an actor in his father's autobiographical Enter Laughing (1967), but his first real break came in 1971 when he won the part of Michael Stivic, the staunchly liberal foil to Carroll O'Connor's hilariously backwards Archie Bunker in the ground-breaking sitcom All in the Family.
Reiner became a director in 1984 with the cult favorite This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical mockumentary of the rise and fall of a fictional rock group.
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