Rob Reiner

Birth Name: 
Robert Reiner
Thursday, March 6, 1947
Birth Place: 
The Bronx, New York, USA

Robert Reiner was born to Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner, and mother, Estelle Reiner.

Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dike Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in. Estelle Reiner was the inspiration for Rob Reiner to become a director. Robert's mother was a singer, and Robert as a director it helped him understand how music was used in a scene, how the color on a set should be, the acting, and writing, and that was heavily influenced by his mother. Rob Reiner due to his father's success eventually knew he was going to be apart of the industry. Rob Reiner often felt pressured how he would measure up to his father's twelve Emmys and prestigious awards and honor success streak.

When Rob Reiner graduated high school, he began to express further interest in show business, his parents advised him to go to Summer Theater. Reiner got a job as an apprentice in the Buck's County Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Reiner then went to be further educated at UCLA Film School. Reiner felt he still wasn't successful even having a recurring role on one of the hit-shows in the country. It was not until he was a director he felt truly successful. Rob Reiner directed Oscar-nominated movies such as The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, and This Is Spinal Tap.

With these successful box-office movies in 1987, Robert Reiner founded his own production company called, Castle Rock Entertainment. Robert Reiner co-founded it along with Martin Shafer,Andrew Scheinman,Glenn Padnick, and Alan Horn. On Castle Rock Entertainment he went to direct several other Oscar-nominated movies, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, and A Few Good Men. Reiner often credits former co-star, Carroll O Connor in help him get into the directing business, and showing Reiner the "ropes".

Reiner also is known as a political activist, co-founding the American Foundation For Equal Rights. This group was an advisory for same-sex-marriage. Reiner has spoken at several rally's on several controversial topics, still continuing to address controversial topics after being on the hit-show, All In The Family. Reiner was also seen as an advocate on social issues such as violence and tobacco use.

Reiner has also made cameos on show like 30 Rock,The First Wives Club, Bullets Over Broadway, Primary Colors,Throw Momma From The Train, The Simpsons, Hannah Montana, and several others. (IMDb)

Awards and Nominations

1993 - Nominated - Best Picture (A Few Good Men)


The Princess Bride (BLU-RAY)

The Princess Bride is a classic example of how a relatively bad novel can be turned into a terrific comedy with the help of a genius like director Rob Reiner.  The most amazing thing?  How the hell they were able to create the inverted logo!  See the image below.... Read more

The Bucket List

I was skeptical at first. I don’t know how many movies I have seen in which Jack Nicholson played a tough, mean and lonely old man. I am a little bit tired of the pattern, but yet I have not seen a movie that paired him with Morgan Freeman and was directed by Rob Reiner.... Read more

A Few Good Men (BLU-RAY)

During Rob Reiner’s strange and eclectic directing career (see The Princess Bride, North, Ghosts of Mississippi, This is Spinal Tap and Misery), few of his movie hit the mark so heavily as A Few Good Men.  With catchphrases and acting chops galore, Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson hammered out a cla... Read more

Rumor Has It

So what would happen if you found out that the story of The Graduate was true, and not only true but it was your family?  That is exactly where Sarah is.... Read more