Some moron just said Bush wone be eleccted because of this...
No matter how good or bad an actor you think he was, or whether or not he was self serving. You must recognise that he was well known and probably achieved more for quadriplegic people in his ten years than many others, providing hope and inspiration for others in similar circumstances. Perhaps for those that believe that was his destiny. Never speak ill of the dead, its rude and shows a lack of respect for others.
Never speak ill of the dead, its rude and shows a lack of respect for others.
Well, I guess we should only have positive remarks for Hitler and Stalin then, right?
Well, I don't see all of you researching AIDS or similar uncurable things so if it ever happens to you and you want to prevent it to happening it to someone else you're a faggot?
totally agree shade
MK.Well, I guess we should only have positive remarks for Hitler and Stalin then, right?
Good or bad, you will never achieve anything compared to that which Christopher Reeve did or for that matter Hitler or Stalin. Is that is the best reply you can achieve to my post, to take one sentence out of context? and give a glib reply? Count your blessings, and don't mock the afflicted, fate has a habit of hearing such things and comes calling.
Well, I don't see all of you researching AIDS
Yes, because teenagers and young adults have the medical knowledge and resources to research incurable diseases. Good thinking, idiot.
so if it ever happens to you and you want to prevent it to happening it to someone else you're a faggot?
I don't believe anyone here called Christopher Reeve a "faggot."
In any event, Reeve didn't research anything himself. He was only an activist that helped to promote spinal cord research. Big difference.
He was also a multi-millionaire with pre-established fame. It's easier to be a proponent and spokesman for a certain cause when you already have the financial resources and platform on which to promote it.
totally agree shade
I don't think his post had a point to agree with, other than to show his lack of common sense.
Good or bad, you will never achieve anything compared to that which Christopher Reeve did
Quite an assumption, since you know absolutely nothing about me. Don't presume to know everything.
Count your blessings, and don't mock the afflicted
I do not recall myself or anyone else here "mocking" Reeve. Perhaps you should go back and re-read this thread more thoroughly.
MK.He wasn't a good actor, or even a memorable one. His career was less-than-stellar, to say it modestly. It was only until after his accident that people began to feel sorry for him and take recognition of his work. Were it not for his disability, he would have most likely faded into oblivion, like so many other B-movie actors.
Not to sound cold, but I can't say that I feel sad about his death. Thousands of people die everyday, unnoticed by the vast majority. I didn't know the man personally and he didn't make any great contributions to society, so I don't see the need for me or anyone else to profess insincere sadness over his death.
He was paralyzed in 1995. Meaning he spent a whopping 10 years in a wheelchair, which was hardly "half" of his life.
What have you done for anyone? Other than sit here and be a condescending cynic with no respect for the dead.
Will anyone even know who you were or mourn your passing? Or will they say "Glad that idiots gone"
And as for your comment that "He wasn't a good actor, or even a memorable one. His career was less-than-stellar, to say it modestly. It was only until after his accident that people began to feel sorry for him and take recognition of his work. Were it not for his disability, he would have most likely faded into oblivion, like so many other B-movie actors."
I dont expect you to bother to read this but others might
About Christopher Reeve
Actor, director and activist are just some of the words used to describe Christopher Reeve. From his first appearance at the Williamstown Theatre Festival at the age of 15, Reeve established a reputation as one of the country's leading actors. However, ever since he was paralyzed in an equestrian competition in 1995, Reeve not only put a human face on spinal cord injury but he motivated neuroscientists around the world to conquer the most complex diseases of the brain and central nervous system.
After graduating from Cornell University in 1974, Reeve pursued his dream of acting, studying at Juilliard under the legendary John Houseman. He made his Broadway debut opposite Katharine Hepburn in A Matter of Gravity in 1976 and then went on to distinguish himself in a variety of stage, screen and television roles with passion. Film credits include: "Superman" in 1978 and its subsequent sequels, "Deathtrap," "Somewhere in Time," "The Bostonians," "Street Smart," "Speechless," "Noises Off," "Above Suspicion" and the Oscar-nominated "The Remains of the Day." Stage credits include: The Marriage of Figaro, Fifth of July, My Life, Summer and Smoke, Love Letters and The Aspern Papers.
Reeve made his directorial debut with "In the Gloaming" on HBO in April 1997. The film was met with rave reviews, was nominated for five Emmys and won six Cable Ace Awards, including Best Dramatic Special and Best Director. Reeve's autobiography, Still Me, was published by Random House in April 1998 and spent 11 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. His audio recording of Still Me earned Reeve a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in February 1999. In his first major role since becoming paralyzed, Reeve starred in an updated version of the classic Hitchcock thriller "Rear Window," for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. He also served as Executive Producer of the film.
I dont think this to big of a shock just another person died. people are dieing everyday i dont see them in the newspaper so why should he be in it. I think when someone days there shouldn't be a topic about he/she dieing in any newspaper it very stupid think to do.