Christopher Reeve Quotes
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Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor best known for his motion picture portrayal of the classic DC comic book superhero Superman, beginning with the acclaimed Superman, for which he won a BAFTA Award.
Reeve appeared in other critically acclaimed films such as The Bostonians. He received a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the television remake of Rear Window.
On May 27, 1995, Reeve was left quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia. He used a wheelchair and needed a portable ventilator to breathe for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research, founding the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.