Rob Reiner

Robert " Rob" Reiner ( born March 6, 1947 in the Bronx, New York City ) is an American film director, producer and actor.


Reiner comes from a Jewish family in the Bronx. He is the son of director Carl Reiner and actress Estelle Reiner.

Even as a 12 -year-old he appeared in the series 77 Sunset Strip. He subsequently starred in Alfred Hitchcock presents, Batman, The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies and The Partridge Family. He was made with his Emmy-winning role as a son Archie Bunker in the series All in the Family ( the German adaptation of it was a heart and a soul).

His film Stand by Me - The secret of a summer brought him as a director nominations from the Directors Guild of America (DGA; Union of U.S. directors ) and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a. His second and third DGA nomination he recorded for the film When Harry Met Sally and A Few Good Men, for which he received Best Picture and an Oscar nomination in the category.

In 1987 he founded together with Andrew Scheinman, the production company Castle Rock Entertainment, which was sold in 1991.

In the co-produced by him romantic comedy Alex & Emma, he also stood before the camera. In other films, he was always seen in supporting roles, such as in Sleepless in Seattle, Bullets Over Broadway, Throw Momma from the train! , The First Wives Club, with all power and EDtv.

In 2005 he succeeded with Rumor Has It ..., a kind of sequel to The Graduate, again a success. As spokesman for Reiner was involved in the 2006 animated family adventure Everyone's Hero.

In the TV series New Girl Reiner embodied in several episodes the father of the protagonist Jessica Day illustrated by Zooey Deschanel. In 2013 he appeared as an actor in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.

In the U.S., Reiner is also known for his work as a political activist. He supported the election campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore (2000), Howard Dean ( 2004) and Hillary Clinton ( 2008). In 2006 he was a candidate for the governorship of California in conversation, but resigned for personal reasons, not against incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger. Reiner is a member of the Social Responsibility Task Force, an organization of the Directors Guild of America, which occurs on issues such as the representation of violence or tobacco use for more responsibility in the entertainment industry. He is also an active anti-war and environmentalist. He became an important figurehead of American tobacco opponents, as he was able to prevail in 1998 with a campaign that programs for early childhood education, in the State of Californians should be financed by an increase in the tobacco tax. Therefore Reiner also got a guest role in the satirical show South Park ( Season 7, Episode 13 ) where he is seen as a radical, eating addict tobacco opponents.

From 1971 to 1979 he was married to the actress and director Penny Marshall, whose daughter Tracy Reiner he adopted. In 1989, he married Michele Singer. From the second marriage produced three children.

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