Rob Reiner

Robert Norman "Rob" Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and political activist. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence as Archie and Edith Bunker's (played by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton, respectively) son-in-law, Michael "Meathead" Stivic, on All in the Family. That role earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) with nominations for Stand by Me, When Harry Met Sally..., and A Few Good Men. He was trained at the UCLA Film School. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rob Reiner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The American President (1995)

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Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Jonah Hill  •  Margot Robbie  •  Matthew McConaughey

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Jonah Hill  •  Margot Robbie  •  Matthew McConaughey

A Few Good Men (1992)

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When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

Alex & Emma (2003)

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Kate Hudson  •  Sophie Marceau  •  David Paymer

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Kate Hudson  •  Sophie Marceau  •  David Paymer

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  David Spade  •  Mary McCormack  •  Craig Bierko  •  Scott Terra

TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  David Spade  •  Mary McCormack  •  Craig Bierko  •  Scott Terra

Everyone's Hero (2006)

A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan St. Pierre  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Colin Brady
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Rob Reiner  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Ritchie Allen

A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan St. Pierre  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Colin Brady
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Rob Reiner  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Ritchie Allen

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  James Woods  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  James Woods  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Mad Dog Time (1996)

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Bishop
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Gabriel Byrne

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Bishop
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Gabriel Byrne

Mixed Nuts (1994)

The events of a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Robert Klein  •  Anthony LaPaglia

The events of a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Robert Klein  •  Anthony LaPaglia

North (1994)

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

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Desperate to find his dad Sam a date, a young boy calls into a radio show and catches the attention of Annie, a journalist who wants to meet Sam atop the Empire State Building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

Desperate to find his dad Sam a date, a young boy calls into a radio show and catches the attention of Annie, a journalist who wants to meet Sam atop the Empire State Building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

Stand by Me (1986)

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Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Wil Wheaton  •  River Phoenix  •  Corey Feldman  •  Jerry O'Connell

Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Wil Wheaton  •  River Phoenix  •  Corey Feldman  •  Jerry O'Connell

The First Wives Club (1996)

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Diane Keaton  •  Maggie Smith

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Diane Keaton  •  Maggie Smith

The Jerk (1979)

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After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Catlin Adams  •  Mabel King

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Catlin Adams  •  Mabel King

The Majestic (2001)

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

The Muse (1999)

What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sharon Stone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Jeff Bridges

What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sharon Stone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Jeff Bridges

The Princess Bride (1987)

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In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

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"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer  •  R.J. Parnell

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer  •  R.J. Parnell

Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Larry Donner, an author with a cruel ex-wife, teaches a writing workshop in which one of his students, Owen, is fed up with his domineering mother. When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Billy Crystal  •  Kim Greist  •  Anne Ramsey

Larry Donner, an author with a cruel ex-wife, teaches a writing workshop in which one of his students, Owen, is fed up with his domineering mother. When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Billy Crystal  •  Kim Greist  •  Anne Ramsey
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