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Also Known As: Robert Reiner Died:
Born: March 6, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: producer, actor, director, executive, screenwriter, songwriter

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Having grown up the son of famed comedian Carl Reiner, actor and director Rob Reiner emerged from his father's considerable shadow to become one of Hollywood's more successful directors, while prior to that, cementing his place in television history with his portrayal of Michael "Meathead" Stivic on the sitcom classic, "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79). Though he struggled for a short time trying to launch his own projects after leaving the show, Reiner entered feature directing with "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984), a mockumentary about a fictional British heavy metal band that became a cult classic. For the next eight years, Reiner went on an amazing directorial run that included "Stand By Me" (1986), "The Princess Bride" (1987) and "When Harry Met Sally " (1989) - all three of which became instant favorites and exemplary of their respective genres. In fact, "When Harry Met Sally " became the high-water mark for all romantic comedies, many of which tried and failed to match its creative success over the years. After turning in more fine efforts with "Misery" (1990) and "A Few Good Men" (1992), Reiner fell into a directing slump with "North" (1994), an abhorrent addition to an otherwise flawless...

Having grown up the son of famed comedian Carl Reiner, actor and director Rob Reiner emerged from his father's considerable shadow to become one of Hollywood's more successful directors, while prior to that, cementing his place in television history with his portrayal of Michael "Meathead" Stivic on the sitcom classic, "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79). Though he struggled for a short time trying to launch his own projects after leaving the show, Reiner entered feature directing with "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984), a mockumentary about a fictional British heavy metal band that became a cult classic. For the next eight years, Reiner went on an amazing directorial run that included "Stand By Me" (1986), "The Princess Bride" (1987) and "When Harry Met Sally " (1989) - all three of which became instant favorites and exemplary of their respective genres. In fact, "When Harry Met Sally " became the high-water mark for all romantic comedies, many of which tried and failed to match its creative success over the years. After turning in more fine efforts with "Misery" (1990) and "A Few Good Men" (1992), Reiner fell into a directing slump with "North" (1994), an abhorrent addition to an otherwise flawless career. He found his footing with "The American President" (1995), a great combination of romantic comedy and political drama that reaffirmed Reiner's stature as one of the most commercially successful directors working in Hollywood.

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Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

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  Flipped (2010)
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  Rumor Has It... (2005) Director
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  Alex & Emma (2003) Director
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  Story of Us, The (1999) Director
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  Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Director
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  American President, The (1995) Director
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  North (1994) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 And So It Goes (2014)
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 Everyone's Hero (2006)
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 Alex & Emma (2003) Wirschafter
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 Majestic, The (2001) Voice Of Studio Executive (Cameo Appearance)
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 Story of Us, The (1999) Stan
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 Muse, The (1999) Himself (Cameo Appearance)
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked in regional theater and with improvisational comedy troupes
1966:
First appearance in film, "Enter Laughing" directed by father Carl Reiner
1968:
TV writing debut, the ABC special "Romp"
1970:
First major film role in the teen drama "Halls of Anger"
1970:
Reteamed with father for "Where's Poppa?"
1970:
TV acting debut in "The Partridge Family" (ABC)
1971:
Debut as a regular on a TV series, as Michael Stivic (aka 'Meathead') on the ground-breaking sitcom "All in the Family" (CBS); also wrote occasionally; earned Golden Globe (1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977) and Emmy (1972, 1973, 1975) nominations for Best Supporting Actor
1972:
Wrote for the short-lived ABC sitcom "The Super"
1974:
First TV producing and directing credits, in collaboration with Phil Mishkin, on the CBS sitcom pilot "Sonny Boy"
1978:
First TV series as creator and executive producer (in collaboration with Mishkin), the short-lived sitcom "Free Country" (ABC); also wrote and starred as Lithuanian immigrant Joseph Bresner
1978:
Executive produced and wrote (with Mishkin) first TV-movie, "More Than Friends" (ABC); also co-starred opposite Penny Marshall in the romantic comedy based on their own courtship
1980:
Broadway acting debut in his father's play "The Roast"
1984:
First feature film as director and first screenplay credit, "This is Spinal Tap"; also wrote several songs and acted; first feature collaboration with Billy Crystal
1986:
Initial collaboration with producer Andrew Scheinman, "The Sure Thing"
1986:
Helmed the coming-of-age tale "Stand By Me," adapted from a Stephen King novella
1987:
First film as producer, "The Princess Bride"; also directed; initial collaboration with William Goldman who adapted the film from his novel of the same name; Crystal appeared in a cameo
1987:
First feature acting role in ten years, in Danny De Vito's directorial debut "Throw Momma From the Train," co-starring Crystal and De Vito
1987:
Formed Castle Rock Entertainment (named for a fictional Maine town that appears in Stephen King's work) with partners Alan Horn, Glenn Padnick, Scheinman and Martin Shafer
1989:
Scored box office hit with the romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally..." penned by Nora Ephron and co-starred Crystal
1990:
Acted with father in time-travel comedy "The Spirit of '76," directed by brother Lucas Reiner
1990:
Directed Kathy Bates in her Academy Award winning role, "Misery," an adaptation of a Stephen King novel
1990:
First feature collaboration with Mike Nichols, appearing in "Postcards From the Edge" as a movie producer
1991:
Created (in collaboration with Phil Mishkin) and executive produced the short-lived CBS sitcom "Morton & Hayes"
1991:
Acted in Nichols' "Regarding Henry"
1992:
Helmed the screen adaptation of Aaron Sorkin's Broadway play "A Few Good Men"; film received a Best Picture Oscar nomination
1993:
Castle Rock Entertainment (as well as New Line Cinema) purchased by the Turner Broadcasting System for $650 million
1993:
Played Tom Hanks' friend in Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle"
1994:
Acted in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" and in Ephron's "Mixed Nuts"
1995:
Reteamed with Sorkin, directing the romantic comedy "The American President"
1995:
Played a radio shrink in "Bye, Bye Love"
1996:
Directed the civil rights drama "Ghosts of Mississippi"; co-star James Woods earned a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination
1998:
Acted in the political satire "Primary Colors" directed by Nichols and scripted by Elaine May
1999:
Appointed by California Governor Gray Davis to serve without salary as chairman of the nine-member state Children and Families First Commission
1999:
Made cameo appearance as himself in Albert Brooks' Hollywood comedy "The Muse"
1999:
Honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 12); star is located next to his father's
2001:
Voice was used for a small part in "The Majestic"
2003:
Directed and co-wrote the feature "Alex and Emma"; also played the character Wirtschafter
2005:
Stepped in to direct Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner in the comedy "Rumor Has It..."; replaced freshman director Ted Griffin who penned the script
2007:
Directed Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in "The Bucket List" as two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of tasks to accomplish before they die
2010:
Directed the coming-of-age drama "Flipped," based on Wendelin Van Draanen's novel of the same name
2012:
Reunited with Freeman for "The Magic of Belle Isle"
2012:
Began a recurring role on "New Girl"
2013:
Appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California -
University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

Some sources list 1947 as the year of Mr. Reiner's birth.

Frank Capra III had worked as first assistant director on three Reiner films prior to co-producing "Ghosts of Mississippi" (1996) and executive producing "The Story of Us" (1999). He also served as first assistant director on both pictures as well.

Reiner was honored with a Friars Club Celebrity Roast in October 2000.

"As an actor I was always more aware of everybody else onstage, or if I was doing 'All in the Family', I was aware of where all the cameras were, where the other actors were, the audience. I was always more interested in the script and in the structure of the script than I was in my performance. Which is not such a great way to approach your acting job." --Rob Reiner quoted in Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1990

In 1998, Reiner championed a successful California ballot initiative, Proposition 10, which resulted in a 50 cent tax on cigarettes going to early educational programs for children.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Penny Marshall. Actor, director. Born on October 15, 1942; married on April 10, 1971; divorced c. 1980.
companion:
Elizabeth McGovern. Actor. Together in the late 1980s.
wife:
Michelle Singer. Photographer. Married in May 1989; met on the set of "When Harry Met Sally".

Family close complete family listing

father:
Carl Reiner. Actor, writer, director, producer. Born on March 20, 1923; directed Reiner in "Enter Laughing" (1966) and "Where's Poppa?" (1970).
mother:
Estelle Reiner. Actor, entertainer. Had a memorable cameo in the deli scene in "When Harry Met Sally..." (1989).
sister:
Sylvia Reiner.
brother:
Lucas Reiner. Director. Born c. 1960; made directorial debut with "The Spirit of '76" (1990), in which Reiner had a cameo.
step-daughter:
Tracy Reiner. Actor. Daughter of Penny Marshall and Michael Henry; raised by Reiner and adopted his name; has appeared in films directed by mother, Reiner and others.
son:
Nick Reiner. Born on September 14, 1993; mother, Michelle Singer.
daughter:
Romy Reiner. Born on December 27, 1997; mother, Michelle Singer.
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