Christopher Reeve is renowned for playing the lead in the motion picture ‘Superman,’ for which he was garnered with the ‘BAFTA Award.’ He also earned a ‘Golden Globe Award’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nominations for his work in ‘Rear Window.’ He was also seen in various critically acclaimed movies, including ‘The Remains of the Day,’ ‘The Bostonians,’ and ‘Street Smart.’ Some of his other notable works include, ‘Deathtrap,’ ‘Superman II,’ ‘Superman III,’ ‘Superman IV: The Quest for Peace,’ ‘Somewhere in Time,’ ‘Village of The Damned,’ ‘The Aviator,’ ‘Above Suspicion,’ ‘Switching Channels,’ ‘Noises Off,’ ‘Gray Lady Down,’ amongst various others.
Jor-EI, a scientist from the doomed Planet Krypton, sends his infant son Kal-EI on a spaceship to Earth. Brought up in Smallville by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, he becomes aware of his extraordinary abilities during boyhood. Later, working for Daily Planet as a gentle and polite reporter Clark Kent, he uses his superhuman powers to fight criminal mastermind, Lex Luthor.
In pre-WWII Britain, James Stevens is a rigidly duty-bound head butler at Lord Darlington’s mansion. Hired as a housekeeper, efficient Miss Kenton tries to challenge his façade, but their developing feelings get buried under wall of Stevens’ strict decorum. As the self-sacrificing butler realizes his master’s pro-Nazi inclinations his unequivocal loyalty is shaken, which he admits to Kenton when they re-unite years later.
Three evil conspirators - General Zod, Ursa and Non – are banished from planet Krypton and are imprisoned at Phantom Zone. They are accidentally released after a terrorist attack on earth leads to a hydrogen bomb blast. The trio head towards earth to claim it. Meanwhile Clark Kent and Lois Lane grow closer with Clark deciding to let go his superman powers for the sake of love.
A mysterious event takes place where all residents of a village fall unconscious at the same time. Ten months later, ten women give birth on the very same day. The children not only grow up abnormally fast, but they also show strange abilities, and eventually they start seeming like a threat.
During WWII, Father John Flaherty gets appointed as the Vatican treasurer. Perceiving the financial difficulties of Vatican, he collaborates with the Mafia to raise money by black marketing operations. His lapses are ignored and he rises through ranks. Attracted towards a postulant nun, Flaherty enjoys an affair with her under different guise. Can he leave his ways and return to his faith?
Business magnate Ross Webster takes help of computer genius Gus Gorman to take hold of weather satellite control, but doesn’t want Superman to interfere. So he orders Gorman to destroy Superman. Gorman prepares a synthetic Kryptonite, but replaces a missing element with tar. This flaw in Kryptonite brings out a total change in Superman’s personality. Will he be the same savior Superman?
Based on the popular DC Comics superhero Superman, this film revolves around Superman as he is planning to destroy all nuclear weapons as the world is on the brink of a nuclear war. However, his nemesis, Lex Luthor, creates Nuclear Man, a force which may even be strong enough to even take down Superman.
Christopher Reeve Awards
|Without Pity: A Film About Abilities||Outstanding Informational Special||1997|
|Superman||Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles||1979|
|Winner||Best Spoken Word Album||1999|