Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays March 6 2011

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baby boomer actor director rob reiner 207x300 Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays March 6 2011Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays:

1947 (64) Rob Reiner Archie Bunker’s “meathead” became a great director

Trivia

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; it is next to his father’s star. [October 1999]

n his first project following “All in the Family” (1971), Rob Reiner produced, co-wrote and co-starred with then wife Penny Marshall in the TV movie More Than Friends (1978) (TV), a romantic comedy based on the couple’s own courtship.

Directed three of the movies ranked in American Film Institute’s list of top 100 U.S. love stories in 2002: When Harry Met Sally… (1989) ranked #25, The American President (1995) – #75 and The Princess Bride (1987)- #88.


Named his production company “Castle Rock” after a fictional town created by Stephen King (the two have worked as a team on several movies together).

While filming the scene in Stand by Me (1986) in which Gordie and Vern are being chased by a train, he couldn’t get Wil Wheaton and Jerry O’Connell to look frightened enough, so after a take, he proceeded to yell at them until they began to cry. He then filmed the scene over again.

He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1964.

Wore a toupee in “All in the Family” (1971).

Directed 3 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Kathy Bates, Jack Nicholson, and James Woods. Bates won for her performance in Misery (1990).

His favorite sports movie of all time is The Hustler (1961).

Of all the films he has directed, he considers Stand by Me (1986) as his masterpiece and his favorite film.


1963 (48) D.L. Hughley Black comedian first host of “BET’s Comic View”

1959 (52) Tom Arnold Actor Once married to Rosanne Barr

1946 (65) David Gilmore Lead guitarist for Pink Floyd

In the category of I can’t believe they are that old:

1936 (75) Marion Barry Former Mayor of Washington D.C. arrested for cocaine posession

1926 (85) Alan Greenspan Former Federal Reserve Chairman

1972 (39) Shaquille O’Neal NBA Center formerly with the L.A. Lakers


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