The series follows the life of a teenage Clark Kent living in the town of SmallvilleKansas that is set at the start of the 21st century. It shows Clark Kent coping with adolescence while he is developing super powers x-ray vision, super speed, etc.
His mother moved with sons Christopher and Benjamin to Princeton, New Jersey, and married an investment banker a few years later. After the divorce, the boys also spent substantial visitation time with their father, who writing under the name F.
Reeve, is a noted novelist, poet, and scholar of Russian literature. While with him, Chris and Ben were exposed to a stimulating intellectual environment that included Sunday dinners with F.
He had a wonderful mind, wide-ranging interests, a willingness to take risks. He was an athlete and scholar with a passion for acting, which began very, very early. It seemed to be what I did best.
I never doubted that I belonged in it. By age 16, he had an agent. Reeve later said about those years, "I loved the theater so much. But I began to feel guility. So I joined as many school clubs and teams as I could. I played on the ice hockey team. I was in the school orchestra. I even sang with a choral group!
He thought of pursuing the sport as a career until his freshman tryout at Cornell brought a reality check. Reeve said, "On the first day of practice, I noticed that there were only two Americans and the rest were Canadians. I was in the goal, and the whole team lined up on the blue line, each with a puck, and they were supposed to take turns going from left to right taking a slapshot.
That was the end of my hockey career. In retrospect, I made the right choice. And I still have all my teeth. I helped by teaching the British actors to speak with an American accent.
Then I went to Paris to work with the Comedie Francaise. Here he studied under the renowned John Houseman.
While Reeve continued his acting lessons and performed in the soap opera, he found time to audition for and win a coveted role in A Matter of Gravity, a new play slated for Broadway starring Katharine Hepburn in By this time, the demands of his career had become so great that Reeve was forced to give up his final year at Juilliard, but Reeve said of working with Hepburn: During that production, Reeve auditioned and successfully screen tested for the movie Superman.
He felt, even with the risks it entailed, that it would mean he would get a greater recognition and he could bypass the cattle call.
Reeve said, "What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. He sets an example. The Movie, people invariably referred to Reeve as Superman.
Reeve downplayed the disdain he felt for that comment: Instead Reeve chose for his next project the very different Somewhere in Time. While promoting the movie at the time of its release, Reeve said, "Somewhere In Time, while it errs on the side of pretentiousness, is an absolutely honest attempt to create an old-fashioned romance.
His problem struck me as that of many people.
In Christopher Reeve and Gae Exton parted unmarried, but keeping joint custody of the two children - not an easy arrangement with the Atlantic Ocean between the two parents. During that summer in Williamstown, Reeve met his soul mate, Dana Morosini, where she was performing in a cabaret.
It was love at first sight for Reeve but Dana was not impressed. Her friend, Bonnie Monte, recalled: Reeve had to fight for her, and he did. In four months they were living together, and in they were married and had a son, William "Will" Elliot born on June 7, Reeve went on to appear in a total of 17 feature films, a dozen television movies, and about plays.Christopher and Dana Christopher Reeve was an advocate long before he was an actor and ignited a new era of hope for the millions living with disabilities worldwide.
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