Director Rob Reiner is perhaps best known for portraying Archie Bunker's son-in-law, Mike Stivic, on "All In the Family." Who doesn't remember Meathead? Well, no one would call him a Meathead today. Click through to see some of Reiner's unforgettable movies.
Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe in the coming of age romantic comedy "Flipped." The film follows Bryce and Juli from grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are - and who they are to each other. The film, written, produced and directed by Rob Reiner, and scheduled for release in 2010, also stars Rebecca DeMornay, Anthony Edwards, Aidan Quinn, Penelope Ann Miller and John Mahoney.
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The Bucket List
From left to right, Jack Nicholson, Ian Anthony Dale and Morgan Freeman cross off another adventure from their "The Bucket List." The 2007 film, directed by Rob Reiner, told the tale of two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of tasks to accomplish before they die.
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"Alex and Emma"
In this 2003 romantic comedy, Rob Reiner directed Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson as multiple characters involved in romantic entanglements, in different eras.
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"A Few Good Men"
Rob Reiner directed the 1992 courtroom drama starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore. Based on a play of the same name by Aaron Sorkin, the film revolves around the trial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyer as he prepares a case to defend his clients. Nicholson's character is instantly remembered for yelling at Cruise in the courtroom: "You can't handle the truth!"
"When Harry Met Sally"
Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in a scene from the 1989 romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally." Ryan's restaurant scene is one of the most recognizable in movie history, as is the line delivered by director Rob Reiner's mother (shown back left): "I'll have what she's having."
"The Princess Bride"
The classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince and a beautiful princess ranks among The American Film Institute's 100 greatest film love stories of all time and has achieved cult status among its fans.
Produced and directed by Rob Reiner, the film, which hit theatres in 1987, starred Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Andr
"Stand by Me"
Considered his masterpiece, Rob Reiner directed this 1986 coming-of-age drama based on Stephen King's novella, "The Body." It tells the tale of Gordie Lachance, a writer who looks back on his pre-teen days when he and three close friends went on their own adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and presumed dead. It starred Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell and Kiefer Sutherland.
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"This is Spinal Tap"
The fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap (played Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest) was featured in the 1984 rock musical mocumentary directed by Rob Reiner. Reiner also appeared in the film and wrote some of the music.
In 2002, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.