From his starring role as Meathead on the popular 1970s sitcom "All in the Family" to his blockbuster films The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally and A Few Good Men, Reiner has been entertaining audiences for decades with his singular humor and artistic vision. As a director, he's worked with A-list actors Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, and Kathy Bates, as well as celebrated writers Nora Ephron and Aaron Sorkin. Son of comedic genius Carl Reiner, he grew up in a political family where civil rights were a frequent topic around the kitchen table. A Hollywood legend and political activist, Reiner joins us to talk politics around our proverbial table. In light of the Supreme Court's recent decision to hear challenges to both Proposition 8 and DOMA, Reiner will discuss his views on the future of marriage equality, his involvement in other political causes, and his incredible contributions to the entertainment industry.
Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, and producer.
As an actor, Reiner first came from national prominence as Michael "Meathead" Stivic, son-in-law of Archie and Edith Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton), on All in the Family. That role earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) with nominations for Stand by Me, When Harry Met Sally..., and A Few Good Men. He also directed Misery, The Princess Bride and This Is Spinal Tap. He studied at the UCLA Film School.
Director of The Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally Rob Reiner is confident the Supreme Court will rule in favor of same-sex marriage. "From a legal standpoint, there is no argument. How broadly the Supreme Court will rule, that we don't know," says Reiner.