Carl Reiner's entertainment career has spanned over seven decades. During the 1950s, he co-wrote and acted in the sketch-comedy television program ‘Caesar’s Hour’ and the variety show ‘Your Show of Shows.’ In the 1960s, he became famous as the writer, producer, and actor of ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ aired on CBS television network.
He teamed up with Mel Brooks on ‘The Steve Allen Show’ and the comedy sketch ‘The 2000 Year Old Man,’ which was expanded into five comedy albums and an animated television special that got him a Grammy Award for Spoken Comedy Album.
He is also a recipient of nine ‘Emmy Awards.’
His performances in ‘Lunch’ (2012) and ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’ (2017) was well-appreciated. He received positive reviews for his direction of the film ‘Where’s Poppa’ (1970). Reiner was the screenwriter for the comedy film ‘The Art of Love’ (1965).
This action adventure comedy film revolves around a group of greedy people who hear about a hidden stash of loot. Soon they embark on an adventurous journey through the countryside in search of the buried treasure.
Immediately after release on parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean gathers a team of eleven specialist criminals and devises a sophisticated plan for the biggest casino heist in history. However, midway through the arrangements, it is revealed that his ex-wife, Tess, is the girlfriend of the target, Terry Benedict, owner of all the three casinos.
Navin Johnson, an adopted son of a poor black family, is a simple-minded youth who decides to explore the world and travels to St. Louis on his 18th birthday. As he struggles to find his place in the world, his naiveté lands him in trouble but also helps him out. Though initially exploited by everyone, soon his invention changes everything for him.
The Comic is a 1969 comedy film revolving around a silent film comedian, whose talent is overshadowed by his ego. He cheats on his wife, bullies his friends, and makes a brief comeback on TV.
In this final film in the Ocean's trilogy, Danny Ocean and his team set out to bring down hotelier and casino owner Willy Bank after the latter betrayed Reuben Tishkoff. His audacious plan, if successful, will lead to the failure of Bank’s new casino on its opening day itself.
Set in 1951, an up-and-coming Hollywood screenwriter, Peter Appleton, is accused of being a communist. An accident after getting drunk, results in amnesia. Found near town of Lawson, he is mistaken as the MIA son of the community. He brings life to the town and rebuilds movie theater, the Majestic. As he regains his memory, the authorities also come looking for him.
Enter Laughing is a comedy film, which tells the story of an aspiring actor David, who joins a theater company. However, he lacks talent and continues to make effort to make his acting debut.
Struggling American artist Paul Sloane tries unsuccessfully to earn money in Paris, but wishes to return home and marry fiancée Laurie. Hatching a plan with his friend Casey, he fakes his death to boost the worth of his paintings, which leads to Casey amassing wealth. Not only that, when Laurie comes to Paris, Casey starts courting her thus infuriating Paul into taking revenge.
Following the success Ocean’s Eleven, the sequel Ocean’s Twelve sees the return of Danny Ocean’s heist-gang who need to return the millions, they stole from Terry Benedict. They are also being pursued by Europol detective Isabel Lahiri and are up against master-thief Night Fox, François Toulour as they try to steal the first-ever stock certificate.
In his last year of college, Andy Schmidt wins his fellow student Mary’s heart and takes her to New York, to pursue an acting career. However, when he is unable to get roles, he tries his luck in wrestling.
This American comedy film tells the story of a few foreign spies who mistake a diner cook for a Soviet astronaut. The cook must now evade capture as well as prove his identity before it is too late.
Carl Reiner Awards
|Mad About You||Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||1995|
|The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety||1967|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||Outstanding Comedy Series||1966|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment||1965|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety||1964|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy||1963|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy||1962|
|Caesar's Hour||Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series||1958|
|Caesar's Hour||Best Supporting Performance by an Actor||1957|
|Winner||Best Spoken Comedy Album||1999|