History Creator / ChristopherReeve

21st Aug '17 1:54:58 PM Supergenderbender
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Christopher Reeve (September 25,1952 - October 10,2004) was an American actor whose most famous role is Franchise/{{Superman}} and who showed that brilliant acting has a valuable place even in special-effect-heavy fantasy films like the SuperHero genre, but ended up being much more than that.

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Christopher Reeve (September 25,1952 25, 1952 - October 10,2004) 10, 2004) was an American actor whose most famous role is Franchise/{{Superman}} and who showed that brilliant acting has a valuable place even in special-effect-heavy fantasy films like the SuperHero genre, but ended up being much more than that.
21st Aug '17 1:54:43 PM Supergenderbender
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Christopher Reeve (1952–2004) was an American actor whose most famous role is Franchise/{{Superman}} and who showed that brilliant acting has a valuable place even in special-effect-heavy fantasy films like the SuperHero genre, but ended up being much more than that.

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Christopher Reeve (1952–2004) (September 25,1952 - October 10,2004) was an American actor whose most famous role is Franchise/{{Superman}} and who showed that brilliant acting has a valuable place even in special-effect-heavy fantasy films like the SuperHero genre, but ended up being much more than that.
14th Jan '17 1:23:14 AM Xtifr
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'''Christopher D'Olier Reeve''' (September 25, 1952 -- October 10, 2004) was an American actor whose most famous role is Franchise/{{Superman}} and who showed that brilliant acting has a valuable place even in special-effect-heavy fantasy films like the SuperHero genre, but ended up being much more than that.

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'''Christopher D'Olier Reeve''' (September 25, 1952 -- October 10, 2004) Christopher Reeve (1952–2004) was an American actor whose most famous role is Franchise/{{Superman}} and who showed that brilliant acting has a valuable place even in special-effect-heavy fantasy films like the SuperHero genre, but ended up being much more than that.
18th Dec '16 12:57:03 PM Premonition45
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* ClarkKenting: People to this day still think that Superman and Clark Kent were portrayed by different actors because of Reeve's performance.



* ClarkKenting: People to this day still think that Superman and Clark Kent were portrayed by different actors because of Reeve's performance.

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* ClarkKenting: People to this day still think EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Creator/KevinConroy was also at Julliard at the same time, almost becoming Christopher's roommate before Creator/RobinWilliams was chosen. You read that Superman right, Franchise/{{Superman}} and Clark Kent were portrayed by different actors because of Reeve's performance.Franchise/{{Batman}} could have been roommates.
8th Nov '16 4:38:32 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Both onscreen and off, this guy was a hero.
7th Aug '16 11:27:03 PM NoxSky12599
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* HorsingAround: Reeves was competing at a horse trial when his horse suddenly stopped one or two strides out from a cross-country jump, catapulting Reeves head-first into the fence. No one knows why the horse stopped--Reeves shouldn't have been riding him if he didn't have confidence in him--but the horse apparently either lacked confidence in himself or had his own ideas as to whether that particular obstacle was safe to jump.

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* HorsingAround: Reeves Reeve was competing at a horse trial when his horse suddenly stopped one or two strides out from a cross-country jump, catapulting Reeves Reeve head-first into the fence. No one knows why the horse stopped--Reeves stopped--Reeve shouldn't have been riding him if he didn't have confidence in him--but the horse apparently either lacked confidence in himself or had his own ideas as to whether that particular obstacle was safe to jump.



* TrueCompanions: He and Creator/RobinWilliams had a very close relationship starting from when they were at Julliard together. While there, they promised each other that whoever made it first would take care of the other. When Reeve had his accident and was about to have a risky surgery that could have killed him, Williams burst into his room pretending to be a Russian doctor and made Reeve laugh for the first time since becoming paralyzed which made Reeve realize that he still had the will to live. Williams was a constant supporter of Reeve, even helping to cover his friend's medical costs, and after both Reeve and Reeve's wife passed away, swore that he would take care of their now-orphaned son.

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* TrueCompanions: He and Creator/RobinWilliams had a very close relationship starting from when they were at Julliard together. While there, they promised each other that whoever made it first would take care of the other. When Reeve had his accident and was about to have a risky surgery that could have killed him, Williams burst into his room pretending to be a Russian doctor proctologist and made Reeve laugh for the first time since becoming paralyzed which made Reeve realize that he still had the will to live. Williams was a constant supporter of Reeve, even helping to cover his friend's medical costs, and after both Reeve and Reeve's wife passed away, swore that he would take care of their now-orphaned son.
24th Jul '16 7:53:37 AM rjd1922
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* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: After his accident, all of his roles became this by necessity. He was, though, the original inspiration for the creation of the trope page.
* DyeingForYourArt: He trained with David Prowse (the body of Darth Vader in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy), and dyed his blonde hair black[[note]]his hair in his screen tests was blackened with ''shoe polish''[[/note]] in preparing to play Superman.

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* {{Determinator}}: Vowed that he would walk again and was even able to regain quite a bit of movement and feeling in his body.
* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: After his accident, all of his roles became this by necessity. He was, though, the original inspiration for the creation of the trope page.
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* DyeingForYourArt: He trained with David Prowse (the body of Darth Vader in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy), and dyed his blonde hair black[[note]]his hair in his screen tests was blackened with ''shoe polish''[[/note]] in preparing to play Superman.[[invoked]]



* TheDeterminator: Vowed that he would walk again and was even able to regain quite a bit of movement and feeling in his body.
17th Jun '16 6:03:18 AM Movienut376
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** By all accounts, Reeve was wearing the proper gear (helmet, etc) and was riding properly and not showboating or showing off; this was simply a random accident. Which makes it all the more tragic.
10th Apr '16 7:20:33 AM erforce
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After the success of the first two Superman films it appeared that Reeve was poised to become one of Hollywood's next great leading men (Creator/JohnWayne himself reportedly proclaimed him as such), but his career unfortunately proved turbulent with his artistic standards and desire for roles that would help offset any potential Superman typecasting leading him to turn down roles in ''Film/AmericanGigolo'', ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/{{Splash}}'', ''Film/FatalAttraction'', ''Film/PrettyWoman'', ''Film/RomancingTheStone'', ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and ''Film/BodyHeat''. Instead he starred in a mixed bag of films like ''Film/SomewhereInTime'', ''Film/StreetSmart'', ''Film/TheRemainsOfTheDay'' and the remake of ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'', while the ''Superman'' series was gradually misused by the producers who dismissed Donner and replaced him with Creator/RichardLester, who had a fatal contempt for the comics, which drove the franchise into the ground. His villainous role in ''Film/{{Deathtrap}}'' is probably Reeve's best non-Superman performance.

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After the success of the first two Superman films it appeared that Reeve was poised to become one of Hollywood's next great leading men (Creator/JohnWayne himself reportedly proclaimed him as such), but his career unfortunately proved turbulent with his artistic standards and desire for roles that would help offset any potential Superman typecasting leading him to turn down roles in ''Film/AmericanGigolo'', ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/{{Splash}}'', ''Film/FatalAttraction'', ''Film/PrettyWoman'', ''Film/RomancingTheStone'', ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and ''Film/BodyHeat''. Instead he starred in a mixed bag of films like ''Film/SomewhereInTime'', ''Film/StreetSmart'', ''Film/TheRemainsOfTheDay'' and the remake of ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'', ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1995'', while the ''Superman'' series was gradually misused by the producers who dismissed Donner and replaced him with Creator/RichardLester, who had a fatal contempt for the comics, which drove the franchise into the ground. His villainous role in ''Film/{{Deathtrap}}'' is probably Reeve's best non-Superman performance.
9th Apr '16 6:54:15 PM JustKnown
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* HorsingAround: Reeves was competing at a horse trial when his horst suddenly slammed on the brakes one or two strides out from a cross-country jump, catapulting Reeves head-first into the fence. No one knows why the horse stopped--Reeves shouldn't have been riding him if he didn't have confidence in him--but the horse apparently had his own ideas as to whether that particular obstacle was safe to jump.

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* HorsingAround: Reeves was competing at a horse trial when his horst horse suddenly slammed on the brakes stopped one or two strides out from a cross-country jump, catapulting Reeves head-first into the fence. No one knows why the horse stopped--Reeves shouldn't have been riding him if he didn't have confidence in him--but the horse apparently either lacked confidence in himself or had his own ideas as to whether that particular obstacle was safe to jump.
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