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What it means to be a Superman Born on September 25 1952 native New Yorker Christopher Reeve has lead a life of stardom coupled with a life of tragedy Leading a very successful film career Reeves was on top of the world until the fifth day of May of nineteen ninety-five On this day Reeves life would change forever However no tragedy could stop a true Superman Attending Princeton day academy Reeves was a success from the beginning His natural talent and charisma made him a shoe-in for the lead in many school plays Says Reeves I never once asked my self who am I or what am I doing hereright from the beginning the theater was like a home to me At the age of 16 Reeves already had an agent While touring the country Chris decided to pursue a college education And thanks to an understanding agent was able to continue his work as a professional actor Scheduling gigs around my classes By nineteen-seventy-six he was starring with Katherine Hepurn on Broadway and had become in such demand that he gave up his last year at Julliard After screen testing for the nineteen seventy-eight movie Superman he was given the lead role as Clark KentSuperman Reeve was an outstanding Superman both on and off the screen He made Clark KentSuperman a believable character says Reeves somebody you can take home and introduce to your parents This part was just like Reeve A down home good boy with good brains and a great heart Reeves went onto appear in a total of 17 feature films and 12 or so television movies and one hundred and fifty or more plays With him it was not about he money That may be what makes him so great He turned down many big money roles to play in small films which of course paid small or no paychecks Over the
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