As a filmmaker, he’s behind such pics as Misery –which launched Kathy Bates as tour de force actress, landing an Oscar off her first nomination–and other blockbusters including When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, Stand By Me and A Few Good Men (which notched four Oscar noms including Reiner with a Best Picture nom).
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Reiner’s cult-classic mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap recently celebrated its 35th anniversary at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In total, Reiner won two Emmys for his role on Norman Lear’s All in the Family and is a five-time nominee. His career includes nine Golden Globe and three DGA Award noms.
In 1987, Reiner co-founded Castle Rock Entertainment, which produced the hits above as well as his Michael Douglas-Annette Bening screwball comedy The American President, the courtroom drama Ghosts of Mississippi, and the comedy The Bucket List. It also was behind NBC’s Seinfeld.
Reiner’s acting career launched on All In the Family played Michael Stivic, or, as Archie Bunker called him, “Meathead.” His acting credits include Throw Momma From the Train, Sleepless in Seattle, Bullets Over Broadway, The First Wives Club, Primary Colors, EDtv, The Wolf of Wall Street and the Fox TV series New Girl.