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Rob Reiner Biography

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

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