By ROBERT PACE
April 24, 2013
In 1978, Reeve was the first to portray "Clark Kent/Superman" in a film since George Reeves brought the character to the big screen in 1951.
Reeve starred in the Mario Puzo-written film Superman alongside Marlon Brandon as "Jor-El," Superman's Kryptonian father, Gene Hackman as "Lex Luthor," and Margot Kidder as "Lois Lane."
He would go on to star in three Superman sequels in the succeeding nine years, exiting in the sunrise in his final film, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.