Reiner, Rob: Director Profile

Rob Reiner is the director and producer of “The Bucket List,” co-starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

Reiner has directed some of the most popular and influential pictures of the past two decades.

The versatile filmmaker has been immersed in the entertainment business for much of his life, first as an actor, then as a director and producer. Prior to his directorial debut, Reiner acted in many television and feature productions. It was, however, his Emmy Award-winning work as the son-in-law of Archie Bunker in the hit series “All in the Family” that made him a household name.

Reiner's directing credits include the cult mockumentary “This is Spinal Tap”; “The Sure Thing”; the sleeper hit “Stand By Me,” for which he received Best Director nominations from the Directors Guild of America and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association; the much-loved fantasy “The Princess Bride,” adapted for the screen by Oscar Award winner William Goldman from his novel; the civil rights drama “Ghosts of Mississippi”; and the marriage-themed comedy drama “The Story of Us.”

His succession of box-office hits include “When Harry Met Sally,” for which he received his second Best Director nomination from the DGA; “Misery”; “A Few Good Men,” which earned him his third Best Director nomination from the DGA as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Picture; and “The American President.”

Most recently, he produced and directed the romantic comedy “Alex & Emma,” in which he also appeared on screen, and directed the romantic comedy “Rumor Has It.” Last year he lent his voice to the animated family adventure “Everyone's Hero.”

Reiner is a principal and co-founder of Castle Rock Entertainment.

In 1997, Reiner and his wife, Michele Singer Reiner, founded the I Am Your Child Foundation, a national non-profit organization promoting early childhood development and providing parents with quality educational materials. In 2004, I Am Your Child became: Parents Action for Children expanding its mission to organize parents into a powerful national movement ensuring that our nation's policies reflect a concern for and commitment to early education, health care, and high quality affordable child care.

In 1998, Reiner chaired the successful California Children and Families Initiative, which is now implementing an integrated program of early childhood development services, including health care, preschool, and intervention programs for families at risk.

A committed environmentalist who has championed open space preservation in the Los Angeles region, Reiner supports the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a national non-profit organization that works to preserve and protect public health and ensure the conservation and wise management of land and natural resources.