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Carl Reiner


Russell Crowe: “Back in the early 2000’s Carl Reiner would host the DGA awards. 3 years in a row I got up and presented for directors like Michael Mann, Ridley Scott and Ron Howard . The first time Carl said to me the more relaxed and collegiate we are the better for the audience… So… I followed that advice. He was easy company and we swapped a little banter on and off stage. By the third year I was totally comfortable in that environment and made a little remark from the stage about how much I enjoyed seeing and being with Carl and what an honour it was. When I left the stage that third year, Carl turned to the audience and dead panned … “ I’ve never met that guy before in my life” Years later I got to do a tv show in London with another hero Mel Brooks. He told me that once a month, he and Carl would watch Gladiator. He waxed lyrical about the film for a moment, how much he loved it, how amazing it was, emphasising how many times he had watched it, only to add, “ I would have edited it more.”

Dick Van Dyke: “My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy. He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, than I think even he was aware of. Kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.”

Steve Martin: “Goodbye to my greatest mentor in movies and in life. Thank you, dear Carl.”

Max Brooks: “I’ve known Carl Reiner my whole life and I can’t imagine a world without him. A loss for me, a loss for my family, a loss for all of us.”

Carl Reiner, June 27-29: “Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost—who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world… As I arose at 7:30 this morning, I was saddened to relive the day that led up to the election of a bankrupted and corrupt businessman who had no qualifications to be the leader of any country in the civilized world… “

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