37 Inspirational Rob Reiner Quotes on Life

Updated: Aug 3

Born: March 6, 1947, Bronx, New York, USA


American director and actor Rob Reiner, the son of famous comedy master Carl Reiner and actress Estelle Reiner, was born in the Bronx in 1945.


His sister Annie, born in 1949, is a playwright and his brother Lucas, born in 1960, is a director and photographer. Rob Reiner moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was 12 years old and started acting in regional theaters here. The director, who studied drama at UCLA, wrote the show program "The Smothers Brother’s Comedy Hour".


Reiner, who had his first cinema experience as an actor, starred in the movie "Enter Laughing", which focuses on his father's life. Later, the actor, who appeared in various films in various roles, made his first serious and remarkable project by playing in the TV series "All in the Family". Reiner, who played for 8 years in the series he started in 1971, won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice. He managed to create his own fan base with the character Meathead in the series.

Reiner, who seriously directed directing in the 1980s, experienced his first directing experience with the 1984 "This is Spinal Tap". Reiner filming an imaginary documentary of an imaginary rock band called Spinal Tap in the film, he signed one of the most successful mockumentary examples in history. In the following years, he proved himself in directing films such as "Stand By Me" (1986) and "The Princess Bride" (1987). He directed "When Harry Met Sally", one of the most successful romantic-comedies in the history of cinema, in 1988. In the film "A Few Good Men", an army-court drama, she worked with a famous cast that includes Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, and Demi Moore.


After directing three romantic comedies "The Story of Us", "Alex and Emma", "Rumor Has It", he directed the movie "The Bucket List", which brought Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman together in 2007. For most of his career, he directed romantic-comedy or comedy-oriented films that can address a wide range of ages.


In 1971 he married one of his filmmates, Penny Marshall. Reiner, who raised his daughter Tracy, who was born in 1964 from Marshall's relationship with Michael Henry, as his own child and gave his last name, separated his ways with Marshall in 1981. Married to photographer Michele Singer in 1989, Reiner's 3 children, Jake (1991), Nick (1993) and Romy, were born.

37 Inspirational Rob Reiner Quotes on Success


With the films I've done, I've written on them, I've acted in some of them. And even ones I haven't acted in, I've acted them out just to be sure another actor can do them.” /Rob Reiner
“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.” /Rob Reiner
People always said, "I can't believe you made a movie that had no script." Yeah, but here's the thing, if you've got actors who are used to that, and that's what they like to do, they're all good improvisers and they're all people that feel comfortable doing that, then you know, it's not that big of a deal. It's what you do.” /Rob Reiner
“Ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect” /Rob Reiner
The idea of playing a part where I get to wear a completely undetectable hair piece... you can't walk away from that.” /Rob Reiner

“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.” /Rob Reiner
My fear is that the Tea Party gets a charismatic leader. Because all they're selling is fear and anger. And that's all Hitler sold. 'I'm angry and I'm frightened, and you should hate that guy over there.' And that's what they're doing.” /Rob Reiner
“I remember I had lunch with John Travolta when he was in the doldrums. I mean, he was, as they say, box office poison. He said to me something so great. He said, "I wasn't that good, and I'm not this bad.” /Rob Reiner
I'm a huge fan of Jonathan Winters. He's influenced everyone who's ever done improvisational comedy. You look to Jonathan Winters for inspiration. He paved the way.” /Rob Reiner
Pretty much anything you laughed at in the second half of the 20th century can be traced back to Your Show Of Shows.” /Rob Reiner

People can be ignorant and still have loving, human qualities.” /Rob Reiner
There's a lot of finger pointing to Hollywood, there's a lot of criticism, and I believe it's a little bit unbalanced. We're trying to take and be responsible.” /Rob Reiner
The problem we have right now in Washington is we don't have the face of a leader.” /Rob Reiner
It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction.” /Rob Reiner
Whether it's films or painting or music or writing a book, the greatest experience is being able to express yourself and what you've gone through, trying to figure out a way to make it into something that's artistic that people can connect with.” /Rob Reiner

Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.” /Rob Reiner
Women are more in touch with their feelings, they're more emotionally developed, they know what's important in life, and the men run around like idiots trying to figure that out until they meet a woman that can show them what's important.” /Rob Reiner
Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access to guns or violence on TV. It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life.” /Rob Reiner
I saw 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.' I liked it. I saw 'The Fault in Our Stars,' and I could see why young girls like it. But it dropped off like crazy in the second weekend. I liked 'Fed Up' - I love documentaries. I go to a lot of documentaries.” /Rob Reiner
I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is. But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents. Because we know that the first years truly last forever.” /Rob Reiner

You - I don't think anybody ever forgets the first person they fell in love with. That's something that everybody remembers, and it doesn't matter what the time period is or where; I mean, those feelings are always the same.” /Rob Reiner
I think Jews are the smartest people in the world.” /Rob Reiner
We agreed that we cannot let personal political attacks get in the way of doing the very best we can for California's children.” /Rob Reiner
I act once in awhile if something comes up that seems fun. I like to do it - its a lot of fun because theres no responsibility. You let other people have the headaches. The director has all of the headaches.” /Rob Reiner
Martin Scorsese is one of the great filmmakers of all time.” /Rob Reiner

The marketing costs are insane now. So even if you've got a picture like 'Flipped' which cost under $14 million, or $13.5 million, you're still going to spend on an national basis, if you release with a good national release, you're still going to spend, you know, $30-$40 million.” /Rob Reiner
The first time I ever met Stephen King, he came up to me, and we went to shake hands, and he had, like, this fake rubber rat that he kind of, you know, shook at me. You know, and I said, 'No, this is a cliche - this can't be. Stephen King is trying to scare me with a fake rat?' It was just really weird.” /Rob Reiner
I love the idea of making movies that kids and adults can go to together and both get something out of it, and not just, 'Oh, I've got to take my kid to the movie because they want to see the next, you know, 'Hannah Montana' movie or whatever.'” /Rob Reiner
The reason they don't make movies for adults and for people which are the largest bulge of the population is because they are not usually going to the movie the first weekend. They take a while to learn about it, probably word of mouth. It takes a lot of money to release a picture.” /Rob Reiner
I gotta tell you, I've never seen anybody with such grace under fire as Jennifer showed. She was going through the worst of all of this during (production) and most people didn't know it.” /Rob Reiner


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