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Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

The late Christopher Reeve portrayed Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Movie which also dubbed over actor Jeff East who played the young Clark Kent, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.

He also played Evil Superman in Superman III, and co-wrote the screenplay for Superman IV: The Quest of Peace.

Significant roles[]

  • Phillip in Gray Lady Down (1978)
  • Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Movie (1978)
  • Richard Collier in Somewhere in Time (1980)
  • Clark Kent/Superman in Superman II (1980)
  • Clifford Anderson in Deathtrap (1982)
  • Clark Kent/Superman in Superman III (1983)
  • Basil Ransome in The Bostonians (1984)
  • Edgar Anscombe in The Aviator (1985)
  • Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina (1985)
  • Clark Kent/Superman in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  • Blaine Bingham in Switching Channels (1988)
  • Frederick Dallas/Philip Brent in Noises Off... (1992)
  • Humphrey Van Weyden in The Sea Wolf (1993)
  • Dr. Allan Chaffee in Village of the Damned (1995)
  • Alan Johnson in Black Fox (1995)
  • Alan Johnson in Black Fox: The Price of Peace (1995)
  • Alan Johnson in Black Fox: Good Men and Bad (1995)
  • Jason Kemp in Rear Window (1998)
  • Dr. Virgil Swann in Smallville (2003-2004)


  • "Jon [Peters] told me that his original idea was to do a film of Superman Vs Batman, to be directed by Wolfgang Petersen. They were pretty far into it, and then Jon saw the documentary that my son made about me and how five years after the injury I started to move. Why should [they] have two superheroes fighting? The movie that Warner Brothers is making now will be a much more uplifting and spiritual story."
  • "The character is more important than the actor who plays him because of the mythology. I’m sure that they’ll take their time and find the right man. But it should be an unknown."
  • {from his autobiography; about Superman III}"The gags involving Richard Pryor went over the top. I mean, I didn’t think that his going off the top of a building, on skis with a pink tablecloth around his shoulders, was particularly funny."
  • {from his autobiography; about Superman IV}"I did not find the part where Superman goes to the United Nations particularly captivating. Had Dick directed Superman IV; he would have demanded it be both set and shot in New York City to the effect where Superman touches down on 42nd Street, people stick their heads out windows and a hundred or so people follow Superman as he walks to the UN building a la a "Pied Piper" effect. Instead, we shot in England, in an area of rainy weather that looked nothing like NYC, with a dozen pigeons thrown in for measure."