Rob Reiner

Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family (1971–1979), a role that earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) with nominations for the coming of age drama film Stand by Me (1986), the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992). He also directed the psychological horror-thriller Misery (1990), the romantic comedy fantasy adventure The Princess Bride (1987), and the heavy metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984).

Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner MFF 2016
Reiner in 2016
Born
Robert Reiner

March 6, 1947 (age 72)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • writer
Years active1967–present
Notable work
As actor:
All in the Family
As director:
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Penny Marshall
(m. 1971; div. 1981)

Michele Singer
(m. 1989)
Children4, including Tracy
Parent(s)Carl Reiner
Estelle Reiner
RelativesLucas Reiner (brother)
Annie Reiner (sister)

Early life

Reiner was born to a Jewish family in the Bronx, New York, and is the son of Estelle Reiner (née Lebost; 1914–2008), an actress, and Carl Reiner (born 1922), a renowned comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.[1] As a child, Reiner lived at 48 Bonnie Meadow Road in New Rochelle, New York; the home of the fictional Petrie family in The Dick Van Dyke Show, created by Rob's father, was 148 Bonnie Meadow Lane. He studied at the UCLA Film School.[2]

Career

Bernadette Peters on All in The Family
Reiner (with Bernadette Peters) as Michael Stivic on All in the Family, 1976

In the late 1960s, Reiner acted in bit roles in several television shows including Batman, The Andy Griffith Show, Room 222, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and The Beverly Hillbillies. He began his career writing for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968 and 1969, with Steve Martin as his writing partner as the two youngest writers on the show. Two years later, Reiner became famous playing Michael Stivic, Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, on Norman Lear's 1970s situation comedy All in the Family, which was the most-watched television program in the United States for five seasons (1971–1976). The character's nickname, Meathead, became closely associated with him, even after he had left the role and went on to build a career as a director. Reiner has stated, "I could win the Nobel Prize and they'd write 'Meathead wins the Nobel Prize'."[3] For his performance, Reiner won two Emmy Awards in addition to three other nominations and five Golden Globe nominations. After an extended absence, Reiner has recently returned to television acting with a recurring role on New Girl (2012–2018).

In 1972, Reiner, Phil Mishkin, and Gerry Isenberg created the situation comedy The Super for ABC. Starring Richard S. Castellano, the show depicted the life of the harried Italian American superintendent of a New York City apartment building and ran for 10 episodes in the summer of 1972. Reiner and Mishkin co-wrote the premiere episode.

Beginning in the 1980s, Reiner became known as a director of several successful Hollywood films that spanned many different genres. Some of his earlier films include cult classics such as the rock-band mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984) and the comedic fantasy film The Princess Bride (1987), as well as his period piece coming of age tale Stand by Me (1986). He often collaborates with film editor Robert Leighton, whom he also shares with fellow director-actor Christopher Guest as their go-to editor.

Reiner has gone on to direct other critically and commercially successful films with his own company, Castle Rock Entertainment. These include the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989), which has been critically ranked among the all-time best of its genre,[4] the tense thriller Misery (1990), for which Kathy Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and his most commercially successful work, the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.[5] Subsequent films directed by Reiner include the political romance The American President (1995), the courtroom drama Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), and the uplifting comedy The Bucket List (2007).

Reiner has continued to act in supporting roles in a number of movies and television shows, including Throw Momma from the Train (1987), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), The First Wives Club (1996), Primary Colors (1998), EDtv (1999), New Girl (2012–2018), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). He has also parodied himself with cameos in works such as Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) and 30 Rock (2010).

Political views

Rob Reiner at Howard Dean rally
Rob Reiner speaking at a Howard Dean rally on Oct 29, 2003

Reiner has devoted considerable time and energy to liberal activism in recent years. His lobbying as an anti-smoking advocate, in particular, prompted his likeness to be used in a satirical role in a South Park episode titled "Butt Out".

Reiner is a co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which initiated the court challenge against California Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in the state.[6]

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Reiner at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2016

In 1998, Reiner chaired the campaign to pass Prop 10, the California Children and Families Initiative, which created First 5 California, a program of early childhood development services, funded by a tax on tobacco products. He served as the first chairman of First 5 California, from 1999 to 2006. Reiner came under criticism for campaigning for a ballot measure (Prop 82) to fund state-run preschools while still chair of the First Five Commission, causing him to resign from his position on March 29, 2006. An audit was conducted, and it concluded that the state commission did not violate state law and that it had clear legal authority to conduct its public advertising campaigns related to preschool. In the end, Prop 82 failed to win approval, garnering only 39.1% support.

Reiner is a member of the Social Responsibility Task Force, an organization advocating moderation where social issues (such as violence and tobacco use) and the entertainment industry meet. He is also active in environmental issues, and he successfully led the effort to establish California's Ahmanson Ranch as a state park and wildlife refuge rather than as a commercial real estate development. He introduced Spinal Tap at the London Live Earth concert in July 2007.

Reiner was mentioned as a possible candidate to run against California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 but decided not to run for personal reasons. He campaigned extensively for Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election, and he campaigned in Iowa for Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean just before the 2004 Iowa caucuses. He endorsed Hillary Clinton for president for the 2008 election. In 2015, he donated US$10,000 to Correct the Record, a political action committee which supported Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.[7] Since the 2016 election, he has continued to campaign against Donald Trump, calling him a racist, sexist, anti-gay, and anti-Semitic, and compared him to the Nazi police at Auschwitz.[8]

Reiner serves on the Advisory Board of the Committee to Investigate Russia.[9]

Personal life

Rob Reiner married actress/director Penny Marshall in 1971. Marshall's daughter, actress Tracy Reiner (A League of Their Own), was from a previous marriage to Michael Henry. Reiner and Marshall divorced in 1981.[10]

Reiner was introduced to his future wife, photographer Michele Singer, while directing When Harry Met Sally. The meeting not only resulted in his deciding to change the ending of that movie,[11] but he also married Singer in 1989. They have three children, Jake (born 1991), Nick (born 1993), and Romy (born 1998). In 1997, Reiner and Singer founded the "I Am Your Child Foundation," and in 2004, they founded the "Parents' Action for Children," a non-profit organization with a dual purpose: a) to raise awareness of the importance of a child's early years by producing and distributing celebrity-hosted educational videos for parents, and b) to advance public policy through parental education and advocacy.[12]

Reiner has stated that his childhood home was not observantly Jewish, although he did have a Bar Mitzvah ceremony;[13] Reiner's father Carl has acknowledged that he himself became an atheist as the Holocaust progressed.[14] He identified himself as having no religious affiliation on the January 13, 2012, episode of Real Time with Bill Maher and as an atheist.[15][16] Reiner later told Huffington Post contributor Debra Oliver that while he rejected organized religion, he was sympathetic to the ideas of Buddhism.[15]

In addition to his four children, Reiner has five grandchildren, through his adopted daughter Tracy.[17]

Filmography

Film

As director

Year Film Notes
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Also actor and writer
1985 The Sure Thing
1986 Stand by Me Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
1987 The Princess Bride Also producer
1989 When Harry Met Sally... Also producer
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Film
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
1990 Misery Also producer
1992 A Few Good Men Also producer
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
1994 North Also producer
Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture
Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director
1995 The American President Also producer
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Also producer
1999 The Story of Us Also actor and producer
2003 Alex & Emma Also actor and producer
2005 Rumor Has It...
2007 The Bucket List Also producer
2010 Flipped Also producer and writer
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle Also producer
2014 And So It Goes Also actor and producer
2015 Being Charlie Also producer
2016 LBJ Also producer
2017 Shock and Awe Also actor and producer

As actor

Year Film Role Notes
1967 Enter Laughing Clark Baxter
1969 Halls of Anger Leaky Couloris
1970 Where's Poppa? Roger
1971 Summertree Don
1977 Fire Sale Russel Fikus
1979 The Jerk Truck Driver Picking Up Navin Uncredited
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Marty DiBergi Also director and writer
1987 Throw Momma from the Train[18] Joel
1990 Postcards from the Edge Joe Pierce
Misery Helicopter pilot Uncredited
Also director and producer
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Jay
1994 Bullets over Broadway Sheldon Flender
Mixed Nuts Dr. Klinsky
1995 For Better or Worse Dr. Plosner
Bye Bye Love Dr. David Townsend
1996 The First Wives Club Dr. Morris Packman National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
1998 Primary Colors Izzy Rosenblatt
1999 EDtv Mr. Whitaker
The Muse Rob Reiner
The Story of Us Stan Also director and producer
2001 The Majestic Studio executive Voice role
2003 Alex & Emma Wirschafter Also director and producer
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Rob Reiner
2006 Everyone's Hero Screwie Voice role
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Max Belfort
2014 And So It Goes Artie Also director and producer
2017 Sandy Wexler Marty Markowitz
Shock and Awe John Walcott Also director and producer

Television

As actor

Year Title Role Notes
1967 Batman Delivery Boy Episode: "The Penguin Declines"
1967 The Andy Griffith Show Joe, The Printer's Apprentice Episode: "Goober's Contest"
1967 The Mothers-In-Law Joe Turner Episode: "The Career Girls"
1967–1969 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Various 3 episodes
1969 The Beverly Hillbillies Mitch 2 episodes
1970 Room 222 Tony Season 1, Episode 25: Funny Money
1971 The Partridge Family Snake Episode: "A Man Called Snake"
1971–1978 All in the Family Michael "Meathead" Stivic Series regular
Actor – 182 episodes
Writer – 4 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1974, 1978)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1972, 1973, 1975)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television (1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977)
1974 The Odd Couple Sheldn, Myrna's boyfriend Episode: "The Rain in Spain"
1976 The Rockford Files Larry 'King' Sturtevant Episode: "The No-Cut Contract"
1978 Free Country Joseph Bresner 5 episodes
1978 More Than Friends Alan Corkus TV movie
1979 Archie Bunker's Place Michael Stivic 2 episodes
1982 Million Dollar Infield Monte Miller TV movie
Also writer
2006 Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (Himself) The Host Celebrity Episode: "The Focus Group"
2012–2018 New Girl Bob Day 10 episodes
2017 When We Rise Dr. David Blankenhorn 2 episodes
2018 The Good Fight Judge Josh Brickner Episode: "Day 422"

As writer or director

Year Title Notes
1967 The Smothers Brothers Writer only
20 episodes
1971–1972 All in the Family Writer – 4 episodes
Also actor
1972 The Super Co-creator and writer
1974 Happy Days Co-wrote the first episode
1978 More Than Friends TV movie
1981 Likely Stories: Vol. 1 TV movie
Writer and director
1982 Million Dollar Infield TV movie
Also actor

As self

Year Title Role Notes
1973 The $10,000 Pyramid Guest as himself on debut week 5 episodes
1975 Saturday Night Live Host/Various Episode: "Rob Reiner"
1987–1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show Himself 4 episodes
1991 Morton & Hayes Narrator 6 episodes
1994 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "Doubt of the Benefit"
Cameo
2000 The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner Himself Special
2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself Episode: "The Thong"
Cameo
2006 The Simpsons Himself Episode: "Million-Dollar Abie"
Cameo
Voice role
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Himself Episode: "The Focus Group"
Cameo
2009 Hannah Montana Himself Episode: "You Gotta Lose This Job"
Cameo
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Himself Episode: "Future Harper"
Cameo
2010 30 Rock Rep. Rob Reiner Episode: "Let's Stay Together"
Cameo
2010–2017 Real Time with Bill Maher Guest 7 episodes
2014 The Case Against 8 Himself HBO documentary
2015 Happyish Himself 2 episodes
2015 The Comedians Himself Episode: "Misdirection"[19]
2018 André the Giant Himself HBO documentary

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rob Reiner Biography (1947–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Alumni of the UCLA Film School". Tft.ucla.edu. Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Yehey! Entertainment". Yehey.com. Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "AFI's 10 Top 10". American Film Institute. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  5. ^ "Rob Reiner". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "Civil Rights Activist: Director Rob Reiner". WeHo Confidential. August 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "Correct the Record: Contributors, 2016 cycle". opensecrets.com. Center for Responsive Politics. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  8. ^ interview on MSNBC, November 11, 2016
  9. ^ "Committee to Investigate Russia: Advisory Board". Committee to Investigate Russia. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Abramowitz, p. 291
  11. ^ Ihnat, Gwen (September 3, 2016). "Rob Reiner on his favorite films, and why he changed the ending of When Harry Met Sally…". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  12. ^ Lavoie, Richard (2005). It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend. New York: Touchstone. p. xvii. ISBN 978-0-7432-5463-2.
  13. ^ "Rob Reiner: At last, I'm having what she's having".
  14. ^ "Funnyman Carl Reiner". 1 May 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Debra Ollivier: Rob Reiner On The Magic Of Belle Isle And 'Living Your Life Until You Can't'". Huffingtonpost.com. June 23, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  16. ^ "We're not equal? How are we not equal?" Rob Reiner on Real Time with Bill Maher, in response to Maher's statement, "I would argue atheists are [not considered equal under the law]". Maher then stated, "For a group that is about 17 percent now... no representation in congress..." to which Reiner replied, "You're right about that-that we don't have that representation. I include myself in that same 17 percent...." "Real Time with Bill Maher".
  17. ^ "Tracy Reiner".
  18. ^ Maslin, Janet (1987-12-11). "Throw Momma from the Train". The New York Times.
  19. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (January 18, 2015). "Mel Brooks & Jimmy Kimmel Set to Guest Star on FX's 'The Comedians'". Variety.

External links

A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, with Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, Wolfgang Bodison, James Marshall, J. T. Walsh, and Kiefer Sutherland in supporting roles. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his play of the same name but includes contributions by William Goldman. The film revolves around the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyers as they prepare a case to defend their clients.

Alex

Alex is a common given name commonly associated with the Greek name Alexandros. In English, it is usually a diminutive of the male given name Alexander, or its female equivalent Alexandra or Alexandria. Aleck or Alec is the Scottish form of Alex. The East European male name Alexey (Aleksei, Alexis, Aleksa) is also sometimes shortened to Alex. It is a commonly used nickname in Spanish for Alejandro, Alexandro, Alejandrino and Alexandrino, and related names like Alexa and Alexis.

Flipped (film)

Flipped is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and based on Wendelin Van Draanen's novel of the same name. Callan McAuliffe plays Bryce and Madeline Carroll plays Juli. Aidan Quinn and Penelope Ann Miller play Juli's parents, Kevin Weisman plays Juli's mentally disabled uncle, and Shane Harper and Michael Bolten play her two brothers. Anthony Edwards and Rebecca De Mornay play Bryce's parents, and John Mahoney, in his last film appearance before his death in 2018, plays his grandfather.

The film began a limited release in the United States on August 6, 2010, followed by a wider release on September 10. It received mixed reviews and grossed $4.3 million on a budget of $14 million.

Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 American biographical courtroom drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods. The plot is based on the true story of the 1994 trial of Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

James Woods was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role of Byron De La Beckwith. The original music score was composed by Marc Shaiman and the cinematography is by John Seale.

LBJ (film)

LBJ is a 2016 American political drama film about the beginning of the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It was directed by Rob Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone, whose script was on the 2014 Black List. The film stars Woody Harrelson as the titular President, along with Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Kim Allen, Michael Stahl-David, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, Doug McKeon, C. Thomas Howell, and Michael Mosley.

Principal photography on the film began in New Orleans on September 21, 2015, and it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016. It was theatrically released by Electric Entertainment and Vertical Entertainment on November 3, 2017. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who called it "surface skimming" and criticized Harrelson's makeup, and with some comparing it negatively to the HBO film about Johnson, All the Way.

Misery (film)

Misery is a 1990 American psychological horror thriller film directed by Rob Reiner based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances Sternhagen about a psychotic fan who holds an author captive and forces him to write her stories.

The film was released on November 30, 1990 in the United States to critical acclaim. Bates's performance as the psychopathic Annie Wilkes won the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 63rd Academy Awards. Misery is the only film based on a Stephen King novel to win an Oscar. The "hobbling" scene in the film was ranked #12 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

North (1994 film)

North is a 1994 American comedy drama adventure film directed by Rob Reiner. The story is based on the 1984 novel, North: The Tale of a 9-Year-Old Boy Who Becomes a Free Agent and Travels the World in Search of the Perfect Parents by Alan Zweibel, who wrote the screenplay and has a minor role in the film. The cast includes Elijah Wood in the title role, with Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Faith Ford, Graham Greene, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reba McEntire, John Ritter, and Abe Vigoda. Bruce Willis narrates and plays several different roles throughout the film, and a 9-year-old Scarlett Johansson appears briefly in her film debut. The film was shot in Hawaii, Alaska, California, South Dakota, New Jersey, and New York. It was a box office bomb, grossing just $7 million against its $40 million budget.

Stand by Me (film)

Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming-of-age film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell. The film is based on Stephen King's 1982 novella The Body. Its title is derived from Ben E. King's eponymous song, which plays over the ending credits.

Stand by Me tells the fictional story of four boys in a small town in Oregon who go on a hike to find the dead body of another boy. The film was nominated for one Academy Award (for Best Adapted Screenplay) and two Golden Globe Awards (for Best Motion Picture-Drama and Best Director, respectively).

The Princess Bride (film)

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film effectively preserves the novel's narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

The film was first released in the United States on September 25, 1987, and was well-received by critics at the time, but was only a modest box office success. Over time, particularly with the introduction of the Internet, the film has become a cult classic. The film is number 50 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies", number 88 on The American Film Institute's (AFI) "AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions" list of the 100 greatest film love stories, and 46 in Channel 4's 50 Greatest Comedy Films list. In 2016, the film was inducted into the National Film Registry, being deemed as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap (stylized as This Is Spın̈al Tap) is a 1984 American mockumentary film directed and co-written by Rob Reiner. It stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer as members of the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap, and Reiner as Marty Di Bergi, a documentary filmmaker who follows them on their American tour. The film satirizes the behavior and musical pretensions of rock bands and the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries such as Gimme Shelter (1970), The Song Remains the Same (1976), and The Last Waltz (1978). Most of its dialogue was improvised and dozens of hours were filmed.

This is Spinal Tap received positive reviews, but was only a modest success upon its initial release. However, it found greater success and amassed a cult following after it was released on VHS. In 2002, it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress, and was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.

When Harry Met Sally...

When Harry Met Sally... is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the title characters from the time they meet just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question "Can men and women ever just be friends?" and advances many ideas about relationships that became household concepts, such as "high-maintenance" and the "transitional person".The origins of the film were derived from Reiner's return to single life after a divorce. An interview Ephron conducted with Reiner provided the basis for Harry. Sally was based on Ephron and some of her friends. Crystal came on board and made his own contributions to the screenplay, making Harry funnier. Ephron supplied the structure of the film with much of the dialogue based on the real-life friendship between Reiner and Crystal. The soundtrack consists of standards performed by Harry Connick Jr., with a big band and orchestra arranged by Marc Shaiman. Connick won his first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance.

Columbia Pictures released When Harry Met Sally... in select cities, letting word of mouth generate interest, before gradually expanding distribution. The film grossed $92.8 million in North America. Ephron received a British Academy Film Award, an Oscar nomination, and a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for her screenplay. The film is ranked 23rd on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs list of the top comedy films in American cinema and number 60 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". In early 2004, the film was adapted for the stage in a production starring Luke Perry and Alyson Hannigan.

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