Christopher D’Olier Reeve was an American actor, director and activist. He has best known for playing the main character and title role in the film Superman and its three sequels. This movie has set the stage for all other superhero movies.
The Google company is paying respect to Reeve with the Doodle to mark what would have been his 69th birthday. The Superman actor died of heart failure at age 52 in 2004. Nine years after he suffered a horseback riding accident that left him deadened from the neck down.
Reeve was born on September 25, 1952, in New York City. Many of his ancestors had been in America since the early 17th century, some having been aboard the Mayflower. Other ancestors of Reeve came from the French aristocracy.
Christopher Reeve Filmography
|1978||Gray Lady Down||Lieutenant JG Phillips|
|Superman||Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman|
|1980||Somewhere in Time||Richard Collier|
|Superman II||Clark Kent / Superman|
|Monsignor||Father John Flaherty|
|1983||Superman III||Clark Kent / Superman / Evil Superman|
|1984||The Bostonians||Basil Ransome|
|1985||The Aviator||Edgar Anscombe|
|1987||Street Smart||Jonathan Fisher|
|Superman IV: The Quest for Peace||Clark Kent / Superman|
|1988||Switching Channels||Blaine Bingham|
|1992||Noises Off||Frederick Dallas / Philip Brent|
|1993||Morning Glory||Will Parker|
|The Remains of the Day||Congressman Jack Lewis|
|1994||Speechless||Bob ‘Baghdad’ Freed|
|1995||Village of the Damned||Dr. Alan Chaffee|
|Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut||Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman|
|2007||Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion|