In 1978, Christopher Reeve starred in Superman, which stands as his best-known role today. His career, however, encompassed much more than that and included roles in many other movies, television shows, and Broadways plays such as Fifth of July.

Reeve began his acting career in 1962 at the age of nine when he performed in The Yeomen of the Guard. In 1968, he landed the role of apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Although the majority of apprentices were college students, his mature appearance helped him fit in quickly.

From there, he attended Cornell, and following that, Juilliard, focusing largely on acting. His first role in a Hollywood film came in 1978 in Gray Lady Down, exposing him to stardom. Roles in movies ranged from Street Smart, Somewhere in Time, and The Bostonians. Television included Black Fox, The Great Escape II, The Muppet Show, and more.

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

- Christopher Reeve