Christopher D’Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004)

Christoper Reeve will go down in history as the most recognisable face of the superhero Superman, and his mild-mannered alter ego Clark Kent. Starring as the superhero in four films over a period of 10 years, Reeve arguably suffered from not being able to step away from that persona in the eyes of the public, making a relatively small number of feature and Television performances over his thirty year career, but the appearances he did make are memorable. After suffer a terrible, crippling accident in 1995, Reeve’s career took on a new phase as he fought, acting as an activist for stem cell research, and for Hollywood to become more conscious of tackling important issues. Even before the accident, Reeve was known for his charity work and contains to be remembered for trying, heroically, to make the world a better place. Superman IV was one of the first movies I ever saw at the cinema and Reeve is therefore an irreplaceable part of my childhood and will be sorely missed.

 

RIP

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