Christopher Reeve was a classically trained actor who felt more at home on stage doing Shakespeare than starring in action movies. So, it was no surprise that he had little interest in the possibility of playing Superman on the big screen. Despite his initial reservations, Reeve decided to…more
Christopher founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founded the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.
Reeve was the author of the inspirational autobiography, "Still Me."
When he was four, his parents (journalist Barbara Johnson and writer/professor Franklin Reeve) divorced. His mother moved with sons Christopher and Benjamin to Princeton, New Jersey, and married an investment banker a few years later.
At the end of the movie Superman Returns (2006) a dedication to Christopher and Dana Reeve was put up on the screen.
Christopher was a large contributor to "Make a Wish Foundation".
Even though Christopher was physically challanged he set forth to make several stories regarding his condition.
Christopher learned to communicate via a computer with an attachment which he controlled by his mouth.
Christopher funded many organizations for the study of patients with spinal cord injuries.
One of the last characters that Christopher played before his riding accident, was a paralyzed individual, in the film Above Suspicion.
Christopher was a licensed pilot and loved to fly.
Christopher had two children with Gae Exton, Matthew and Alexandra.
Christopher was married to Dana Reeve from 1992 until his death. They had one son named Will.
Christopher was paralyzed in a horseback riding accident which left him a quadriplegic. He was in Charlottesville, Virginia when the accident occured.
Christopher's height was 6' 4" (1.93 m).
Ironically, at the time Christopher was paralyzed he had been doing a film on horse back riding safety.
Christopher had two nicknames by which he went one was Chris the other was Toph.
Christopher played in all four Superman movies the role of Clark Kent/Superman/Kal-El.
Christopher was the narrator's voice in the TV film Without Pity: A Film about Abilities.
Jason Kemp was the character Christopher played in the TV movie Rear Window in 1998.
Christopher was the tallest out of the five actors who have played Superman.
Christopher died Sunday, October 10th, 2004 after falling into a coma and suffering cardiac arrest.
Christopher Reeve: You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
Christopher Reeve: To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift.
Christopher Reeve: So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Christopher Reeve: I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve: Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.
Christopher Reeve: Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
Christopher Reeve: We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them.
Christopher Reeve: In a Single Bound ... Superman
Christopher Reeve: I was worried that only acting with my voice and my face, I might not be able to communicate effectively enough to tell the story, ... But I was surprised to find that if I really concentrated, and just let the thoughts happen, that they would read on my face
Christopher Reeve: My blood pressure has been stabilized and I am in no danger
Christopher Reeve: (after raising his left index finger up for his shocked doctor) You would have thought that I'd walked on water.
Christopher Reeve: I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness
Christopher Reeve: When I first got here, I arrived in my room and looked at the slopes, and I had to take a minute to readjust, ... Now, I'm having a very good time
Christopher Reeve: My message to the president would be to rethink his position in light of the fact that there is overwhelming popular support [for it]. I think he really needs to look again at his position and to re-evaluate it."
Christopher Reeve: I can move the fingers of my left hand...[and] my right wrist. I can extend my legs. I can open my arms
Christopher Reeve: My message to the president would be to rethink his position in light of the fact that there is overwhelming popular support [for it], ... I think he really needs to look again at his position and to re-evaluate it
Christopher Reeve: The thing that I want more, though, is to be able to put my arms around him. That's what he's entitled to. ... And I believe that day is coming
Christopher Reeve: I can feel his hand on mine. I can feel his arm on mine. A lot of times he climbs up into the bed, next to me, and he'll scratch the top of my head, or he'll just put his face against mine. I have all that feeling
Christopher Reeve: Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching
Christopher Reeve: I refuse to allow a disability to determine how I live my life. I don't mean to be reckless, but setting a goal that seems a bit daunting actually is very helpful toward recovery
Christopher Reeve: To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift
Christopher Reeve: Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out
Christopher Reeve: At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable
Christopher Reeve: So many of our DREAMS at first seem Impossible, then they seem Improbable, and then when we Summon the Will, they soon become Inevitable
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