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Christopher Reeve

1952 - 2004

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Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director, author, and activist, best known for playing the title character in the film Superman (1978) and 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 17,961,974 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Christopher Reeve is the 107th most popular actor (up from 231st in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from United States (up from 451st in 2019) and the 53rd 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 107 out of 9,996Before him are Gary Cooper, Alec Baldwin, Monica Vitti, Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, and Henry Fonda. After him are Mel Gibson, Charlton Heston, Jean Gabin, Buster Keaton, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Monica Bellucci.

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Among people born in 1952, Christopher Reeve ranks 7Before him are Vladimir Putin, Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Steven Seagal, Orhan Pamuk, and Harvey Weinstein. After him are Park Geun-hye, Roberto Benigni, Vajiralongkorn, Mickey Rourke, Nelson Piquet, and Robert Zemeckis. Among people deceased in 2004, Christopher Reeve ranks 8Before him are Yasser Arafat, Marlon Brando, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Juliana of the Netherlands, and Francis Crick. After him are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Susan Sontag, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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Among people born in United States, Christopher Reeve ranks 205 out of 18,182Before him are Ben Affleck (1972), B. F. Skinner (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Barry White (1944), Henry Fonda (1905), and David Rockefeller (1915). After him are Edward Thorndike (1874), Jesse Owens (1913), Mel Gibson (1956), Philip K. Dick (1928), Charlton Heston (1923), and Coen brothers (null).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Christopher Reeve ranks 53Before him are Richard Gere (1949), Tom Selleck (1945), Gary Cooper (1901), Alec Baldwin (1958), Ben Affleck (1972), and Henry Fonda (1905). After him are Mel Gibson (1956), Charlton Heston (1923), Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), and Orson Welles (1915).

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