Hollywood is full of famous celebrities who look just like their parents. However, Christopher Reeve’s eldest child Matthew is strikingly and amazingly similar to his father.
Christopher Reeve was a great actor in his prime. Christopher Reeve was a master actor for many decades. His talents and charms kept the world spellbound throughout his career.
He is best known for his role in the award-winning film, “Superman, “Fans still recall Christopher’s physical appeal. However, Matthew, his oldest son can show them a replica.
MATTHEW LOOKS LIKE HIS DAD
Superman as played in 1978’s film “Superman: The Movie” Christopher was the only actor Christopher needed in order to be a household name. This was his first professional performance, and it launched him into the world of actors who have won awards.
Christopher’s life ended in 2004 at 52. However, while his fans will miss him on screen, his children have tried their best to preserve his legacy.
Matthew, Matthew’s eldest child, has an active role as a writer/producer in the movie industry. However, he reminds his fans of his father, especially his height.
A look at the 49-year-old brings to mind the intimidating height the late Superman star had that made him look like the perfect savior of a world riddled with criminals and evil.
Matthew and his father may not be identical twins, but there is no doubt that they share a similar facial appearance as well as a striking body build.
Matthew stands at 6′ 2″ (a jaw-dropping height).” (1.88 m), tall enough to make him the right candidate to replace his famous father in the “Superman” franchise, only that his passion lies in telling stories and not acting them out.
Before his father’s death, Matthew and the late “The Bostonians” star shared a good father-son relationship. The look-alike son considered his dad a role model, adding that his father’s passion for his craft rubbed off on him.
Matthew spoke of his admiration for his dad during a speech, adding that he considered him a true superman as the late actor was a master at many things. He could fly a plane, play the piano and sail a boat.
A graduate of the NYU dual-degree MBA/MFA program, he currently enjoys a screenwriter and film director career. Matthew already has movies such as “The Land That Never Was,” “Agent Hamilton,” and “Second Strike” to his credit.
Born on the 20th of December, 1979, in London, England, his parents Christopher and Gae Exton, were together for nine years but never married. After their separation, Matthew and his sister were raised by their mother.
The siblings have a younger half-brother, Will Reeve, from his father’s marriage with Dana Reeves, his last partner at the time of his death.
The 49-year-old and his siblings stood by each other following their father’s accident and subsequent death. Matthew, Will, and Alexandra share a close bond and have continued to work together on their father’s foundation.
Having a prolific last name, Matthew sure had to live up to the expectation of fans and followers of his late father. Fortunately, the screenwriter’s career is going in a way that would make his late dad proud.
Matthew has written and directed documentaries detailing the lives of his father Christopher and his late stepmother Dana who lost her life to cancer a few months after the movie star died.
While his father’s celebrity status allowed him to live a life in the spotlight, Matthew has managed to avoid it. Instead, the writer has kept most of his life hidden from the public eye.
According to reports, Matthew loves his privacy and loves to separate business from his private life. He and his long-term partner live in Stockholm, Sweden, where he has established a family.
KEEPING HIS FATHER’S LEGACY ALIVE
While Christopher was alive, giving back to the community was a priority of his, and since his death, his children, led by his eldest son, Matthew, have continued to spread the love in the heart of the late icon.
In 2006, Matthew Joined the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Board of Directors and had been a key player in driving the board’s mission forward since his father’s death.
The actor “Superman”, before his death. It was a strongA voice in the field of spinal cord injury treatment. In 1995, the deceased movie star suffered an accident that kept him confined to a wheelchair all his life, and he Made It was his goal to get treatment for those who are facing the same fate.
Matthew excitedly announced a new plan for the Reeve foundation, “The Big Idea”, campaign many years ago. A device was introduced that assisted in the treatment of certain injured persons through epidural stimulation.
The device enabled the injured men with disabilities to move their legs again and allowed them to stand. This proved to be a landmark achievement that Matthew Believed Christopher, Christopher’s father, would have been proud if he had seen it.
Matthew acknowledged that there were still many miles to go in terms of advancing treatment and reaching more people. He noted that the foundation had made progress in spinal cord injury research, and that it was only a matter time before more breakthroughs are possible.
CHRISTOPHER REEVE’S FINAL TIME
The actor died in 1994 after spending his final years actively supporting others through his fame. However, his accident while riding horses left him with chronic health problems as he battled infections.
Christopher experienced a reaction to an antibiotic almost a decade later. He fell into a coma after this. He suffered another cardiac arrest and died in October 2004.