Christopher Reeve

1952 - 2004

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Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, and activist, best known for playing the title role in the film Superman (1978) and its three sequels. Born in New York City and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Reeve discovered a passion for acting and the theater at the age of nine. He studied at Cornell University and the Juilliard School and made his Broadway debut in 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Reeve has received more than 11,893,266 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Christopher Reeve is the 232nd most popular actor (up from 256th in 2019), the 451st most popular biography from United States (up from 508th in 2019) and the 120th most popular American Actor.

Christopher Reeve is most famous for being the actor who played Superman in the Superman movies.

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Among actors, Christopher Reeve ranks 232 out of 10,030. Before him are Lauren Bacall, Jennifer Aniston, Maximilian Schell, Julianne Moore, Malcolm McDowell, and Kurt Russell. After him are Jessica Lange, Sidney Poitier, Liv Ullmann, James Coburn, Kim Basinger, and Ian McShane.

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Among people born in 1952, Christopher Reeve ranks 10Before him are Steven Seagal, Liam Neeson, Orhan Pamuk, Vajiralongkorn, Roberto Benigni, and Park Geun-hye. After him are Mickey Rourke, Jostein Gaarder, Robert Zemeckis, Sylvia Kristel, Gary Moore, and Nelson Piquet. Among people deceased in 2004, Christopher Reeve ranks 15Before him are Peter Ustinov, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Françoise Sagan, and Janet Leigh. After him are Ahmed Yassin, Susan Sontag, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Maurice Wilkins, and Stieg Larsson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Christopher Reeve ranks 451 out of 15,968. Before him are Douglas Engelbart (1925), Kurt Russell (1951), Carroll Shelby (1923), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Dillinger (1903), and The Notorious B.I.G. (1972). After him are Jessica Lange (1949), Sidney Poitier (1927), Louis Zamperini (1917), William S. Burroughs (1914), Jared Diamond (1937), and Edgar Cayce (1877).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Christopher Reeve ranks 120Before him are Bryan Cranston (1956), Jack Lemmon (1925), Lauren Bacall (1924), Jennifer Aniston (1969), Julianne Moore (1960), and Kurt Russell (1951). After him are Jessica Lange (1949), Sidney Poitier (1927), James Coburn (1928), Kim Basinger (1953), Roy Scheider (1932), and Mickey Rourke (1952).

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