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ROB REINER (Himself) has directed some of the most popular and influential motion pictures of the past two decades, deftly moving among many styles. He has created films that win both audience enthusiasm and critical acclaim.

The versatile filmmaker has been immersed in the entertainment business for much of his life, succeeding first as an actor, then as a director and producer. He performed in many television and feature productions (including his Emmy-winning work as a star of the long-running hit television series "All in the Family") before finding success as a director with the acclaimed "rockumentary" comedy, "This is Spinal Tap" in 1984. He followed with the road comedy "The Sure Thing" and the adaptation of Stephen King's youth adventure "Stand by Me." The latter film brought him his first nomination as Best Director from the Directors Guild of America. "The Princess Bride," adapted by William Goldman from his book, followed in 1986 and has since become a beloved classic. Most recently, he directed and produced "Alex and Emma," starring Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson, and "The Story of Us," starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis.

Reiner's succession of box office hits include "When Harry Met Sally...," "Misery," "A Few Good Men," "The American President" and "Ghosts of Mississippi."

Beginning in 1997, Reiner and his wife Michele Singer Reiner formed the I Am Your Child Foundation to promote early childhood education. Materials and information about early childhood development are available at

In addition, Reiner chaired the California Children and Families Initiative for the 1998 ballot. As a result, the California Children and Families State Commission (now First 5 California) was formed, which works to implement a comprehensive, integrated program of early childhood health and education services. Governor Gray Davis appointed Reiner chairman of this commission, which oversees the expenditure of over $600 million annually.


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