Christopher Reeve, Superman: How The Role Nobody Could Play Went To A Nobody

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Few casting choices can touch Christopher Reeve as Superman in the 1978 film of the same name. Could the DC Comics blockbuster have succeeded with Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, James Caan, Bruce Jenner or Neil Diamond playing Clark Kent's alter ego? Fortunately we will never have to watch any of those guys fly around in blue-and-red tights. It's a cliche to say an actor was born to play a role, yet it's hard to imagine anyone else as Superman, and it's hard to look at pictures of the late actor and not see the Kryptonian hero. But getting to Reeve wasn't easy -- in fact, the search for Superman was a long and painful process that saw the producers consider just about every actor in Hollywood.