Most Memorable Carl Reiner Films

Late actor Carl Reiner was one of the finest actors America has ever produced. During his acting career, he was featured in a great number of television and movie roles, including Ocean’s Eleven, The Dick Van Duke Show, amongst others. He also directed George Burns in Oh, God! The Old Feeling, and many more. Continue reading to discover some of his memorable works. 

The 2000 Year Old Man

In this TV series comedy, Carl teams up with Brooks to create one of the most hilarious TV shows. Brooks poses as the world’s oldest man who fields questions from Carl on various topics and dignifies them with comical replies. The duo went on to release a TV special and five comedy albums, the last of which won a Grammy Award in 1998.

The Jerk

The 1979 comedy “The Jerk” was directed by Carl Reiner and is one of his most amazing works. With a tight budget of just $4 million, the movie went on to gross a total of $74 million ($261 million now). The Jerk is about an idiotic man oblivious of his adoption by an African-American family as he navigates through life on his own. 

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Reiner created the Dick Van Dyke Show based on his true-life story. The TV show featured prominent actors like Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, and Larry Matthews. It is one of the best sitcoms to grace American television. The series was nominated for 23 Emmy awards, winning 14.

Ocean’s Eleven 

The star-studded remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film featured brilliant actors like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Andy García, Julia Roberts, and Carl Reiner himself. Reiner plays an integral member of Danny Ocean’s (George Clooney) team who carries out a heist of three casinos simultaneously. 

Ocean’s Twelve 

Ocean’s Twelve was released three years after Ocean’s Eleven after its success at the U.S. box office. Reiner returns as Saul Bloom who refuses to rejoin Ocean’s (George Clooney) team to carry out another heist only to give in laterin. The movie adds new characters including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vincent Cassel.

There you have it! Above are some of the most memorable Carl Reiner films. During his lifetime Carl Reiner remained among the top American actors in the industry. He always lived up to expectations in his movies. You should consider watching the movies recommended above to enjoy some of his projects.