The maker of This Is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me and When Harry Met Sally … also campaigned successfully for same-sex marriage. He talks love, friendship and the moment Nora Ephron revealed that women fake orgasms
I didn’t have what he was having but my lunch with Rob Reiner, director of When Harry Met Sally … and so much more, left me with a bigger smile on my face than a working lunch should. People say you should never meet your heroes, but Reiner is one of my heroes and, in this instance, the people are wrong.
As a director, Reiner had one of the longest, and most golden, runs in history: This Is Spinal Tap, The Sure Thing, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally …, Misery, A Few Good Men. With his production company, Castle Rock Entertainment, he helped produce many of the most enduring films of their time: In the Line of Fire, City Slickers, The Shawshank Redemption, Lone Star, Miss Congeniality. If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, and went to the movies a lot, both of which I did, few people will have shaped your cultural landscape as much as Reiner.