In the wake of Carl Reiner’s demise, his ‘Oceans Eleven’ co-star, George Clooney, mirrored on his friendship with a ‘funny, smart and kind’ man he was honored to name a good friend.
“Carl Reiner made every room he walked into funnier, smarter, kinder. It all seemed so effortless,” George Clooney stated in a press release to HollywoodLife following the demise of Carl Reiner. Though Carl, 98, will eternally be often called a comedy icon — creating The Dick Van Dyke Show and dealing alongside Mel Brooks — to his Ocean’s Eleven co-star, he was a beloved pal. “What an incredible gift he gave us all. His was a life well lived and we’re all the better for it. Rest in peace my friend.”
Younger followers will acknowledge Carl from his position as Saul Bloom within the Ocean’s film, plotting and scheming alongside Danny Ocean (George Clooney), Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt), and Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon.) “You do it all so well,” George stated to Carl throughout a 2012 Television Academy tribute. “You write so well, you act so well, you direct so well, and you do it all with the greatest, greatest amount of class. You show up on the set of the Ocean’s films with us, and all we do is talk with you. Some of the most fun I’ve ever had is watching a group of actors sitting around in a circle, asking you questions, and you entertaining for such a long time.”
Carl handed away in his Beverly Hills residence on Monday evening (June 29) of pure causes. Days earlier than his passing, Carl shared a tribute to his late spouse, who handed in 2018. “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 [their children] Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world,” he tweeted on June 27. A day later, he joined his daughter, Annie, to have fun Mel Brooks’ 94th birthday. The three of them even took an image collectively, every wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.
An icon of comedy, Carl started his profession in 1950 when comedian actor Sid Caesar employed him as a author on Your Show of Shows. That was the place he met Mel Brooks, and collectively, they crafted one among American comedy’s extra memorable characters, “The 2,000-year-old-man.” The duo bought albums, carried out in golf equipment, and appeared on tv with the act. TV would additionally assist Carl notch his place within the historical past books. He created The Dick Van Dyke Show and launched the careers of Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.
He additionally had a hand in serving to set up Steve Martin as a comedy legend by co-writing and directing The Jerk. He was behind the digicam for such classics as Oh, God!, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Man With Two Brains, and Fatal Instinct. Carl continued to behave up till 2019, lending his voice to motion pictures like Toy Story 4 and showing in exhibits like Angie Tribeca. All in all, he gained over 9 Emmys in a profession that spanned greater than 7 many years. He is survived by his kids Lucas Reiner, Annie Reiner, and director Rob Reiner, in addition to his grandchildren.