This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the passing of the first big screen Superman, Christopher Reeve. In light of this, Entertainment Tonight caught up with Reeve's eldest son, Matt and he spoke a little about a side of his father that he thinks most people never got to see.
He was wickedly funny and had a very dry wit,I don't think people know that about him. He maintained that humor even after his injury. He was just always a funny guy.
Talk naturally turned to the new Superman, Henry Cavill and when asked what he thought of the new Superman, Matt had this to say;
I think he was very well cast, did a great job. I saw the movie.
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Chris Reeve was famous for portraying Superman in the Superman: The Movie which was released to critical acclaim and worldwide success which spawned three sequels. Talks for a fifth were being made when the actor lose the use of legs in a fatal horse riding accident . Following that he founded a foundation (The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation) which holds fund raisers to aid in research and to help people living with spinal cord injuries. In 2002 he made a truimphant return to the Superman mythology when he played Dr. Curt Swann on "Smallville", A show that Chronicled the life of teenager Clark Kent (played by Tom Welling) before he became the beloved Superhero. Chrisopher Reeve died in 2004 of a cardiac arrest at the age of 52.