Steve Reeves

1926 - 2000

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Stephen Lester Reeves (January 21, 1926 – May 1, 2000) was an American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist. He was famous in the mid-1950s as a movie star in Italian-made sword-and-sandal films, playing the protagonist as muscular characters such as Hercules, Goliath, and Sandokan. At the peak of his career, he was the highest-paid actor in Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve Reeves has received more than 1,549,203 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Steve Reeves is the 533rd most popular actor (down from 400th in 2019), the 1,000th most popular biography from United States (down from 826th in 2019) and the 271st most popular American Actor.

Steve Reeves is most famous for his role as Hercules in the movies Hercules and Hercules Unchained.

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Among actors, Steve Reeves ranks 533 out of 10,030Before him are John Forsythe, William Fichtner, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Cluzet, Michèle Morgan, and John Holmes. After him are Ray Liotta, John Rhys-Davies, Naomi Watts, Claudette Colbert, William Hurt, and Jean Rochefort.

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Among people born in 1926, Steve Reeves ranks 58Before him are Ingeborg Bachmann, Abdus Salam, Richard Matheson, Irwin Rose, Sydney Chaplin, and Nuon Chea. After him are Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Tsung-Dao Lee, Sergio Corbucci, George Habash, Tony Bennett, and César Pelli. Among people deceased in 2000, Steve Reeves ranks 30Before him are Konrad Emil Bloch, Erich Mielke, Giovanna of Italy, Louis Néel, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Empress Kōjun. After him are John Harsanyi, Bettino Craxi, Ofra Haza, John Gielgud, Hirokazu Ninomiya, and Frederick Herzberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve Reeves ranks 1,000 out of 15,968Before him are Joanne Woodward (1930), Cole Porter (1891), John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), Jonathan Demme (1944), and John Holmes (1944). After him are Ray Liotta (1954), William Hurt (1950), Carl Weathers (1948), Jacque Fresco (1916), Peter Eisenman (1932), and Billy Joel (1949).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Steve Reeves ranks 271Before him are Sydney Chaplin (1926), Frances McDormand (1957), Joanne Woodward (1930), John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), and John Holmes (1944). After him are Ray Liotta (1954), William Hurt (1950), Carl Weathers (1948), Scott Wilson (1942), Jonathan Banks (1947), and Meg Ryan (1961).

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