March 6th is the birthday of one of the most underappreciated actor/writer/directors in Hollywood. I, of course, am talking about . . .
Early in Reiner's Hollywood career, he was a writer on the famed "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," but would gain his biggest television fame when he played "Meathead" Mike Stivic on "All in the Family."
In the early 1980s, he switched gears and followed his calling as a big screen movie director. He gained early notoriety as an actor/writer/director in the now cult classic mock rockumentary "This is Spinal Tap."
His other directing credits include "Stand by Me" . . .
"When Harry Met Sally" . . .
"Misery" . . .
And my personal favorite, "The Princess Bride."
He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director in "A Few Good Men."
Most recently, Reiner directed Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in "The Bucket List."
A great man and a great talent!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB REINER, AND TO ALL WHO SHARE THIS DAY WITH YOU!!!!