Rob Reiner

  • Birth Name: Robert Reiner
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Activist

Fast Facts

  • First made a name for himself as an Emmy-winning actor by portraying Mike "Meathead" Stivic on All in the Family, then went behind the scenes to become an acclaimed writer and director.
  • Starred in, directed and cowrote the classic 1984 rock-band spoof This Is Spinal Tap.
  • Three of his films (When Harry Met Sally..., The American President and The Princess Bride) were picked by the American Film Institute as among the 100 greatest movie love stories of all time.
  • Is a political activist noted for his commitment to educational causes and stance against smoking. In 1998, he merged the two interests, successfully pushing for a boost in California's cigarette taxes with the funds targeted for early-childhood development programs.
  • His production company Castle Rock is named after a fictional town that often appears in author Stephen King's work (Reiner directed the 1986 film Stand by Me, an adaptation of a novella by King).
  • His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is next to his father Carl's star.

Awards

  • 1992, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Actor in a Supporting Role - Series or Television Movie: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy: Nominee
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Supporting Actor in Comedy: Winner
  • 1997, People's Choice Awards — People's Choice Awards Honoree: Winner
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1992, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1987, Toronto International Film Festival — People's Choice Award: Winner
  • 1987, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1989, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1986, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sylvia Reiner — Sister
  • Romy Reiner — Daughter
  • Penny Marshall — Ex-wife
  • Carl Reiner — Father
  • Estelle Reiner — Mother
  • Michele Singer — Wife
  • Nick Reiner — Son
  • Lucas Reiner — Brother
  • Jake Reiner — Son

College

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States (1966)
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