Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves (Stephen L. Reeves) (January 21, 1926 - May 5, 2000), was a bodybuilder, actor, and author.

Bodybuilding

Born in Glasgow, Montana, Reeves became interested in bodybuilding as a teenager, long before the rise in general interest in the activity. His competitive bodybuilding period was brief, but he won the following events:

  • 1946 - Mr. Pacific Coast
  • 1947 - Mr. Pacific Coast
  • 1947 - Mr. America
  • 1948 - Mr. World
  • 1950 - Mr. Universe

By his own account, his best cold (unpumped) measurements at the peak of his bodybuilding activity were:

  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 216
  • Neck: 18 1/2"
  • Chest: 52"
  • Waist: 29"
  • Biceps: 18 1/4"
  • Thighs: 26"
  • Calves: 18 1/4"

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encylopedia of Modern Bodybuilding states:

By [the 1940s] the distinction between lifting weights purely for strength and training with weights to shape and proportion the body had been clearly made. ... However, bodybuilding still remained an obscure sport. No champion was known to the general public--that is, until Steve Reeves came along. Reeves was the right man in the right place at the right time. He was handsome, personable, and had a magnificent physique. Survivors from the Muscle Beach era recall how crowds used to follow Reeves when he walked along the beach, and how people who knew nothing about him would simply stop and stare, awestruck.

Acting

After WWII military service, Reeves came to the attention film director Cecil B. De Mille, who considered him for the part of Samson.

Reeves first film was the 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle, made for television. He went on to appear, starting in the 1950s, in a string of Samson and Hercules-type (also known as sword and sandal) movies. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal.

Later life

Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. The last two decades of his life were spent in Valley Center (Escondido), California.


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The last two decades of his life were spent in Valley Center (Escondido), California. Slater is a father of two: his son born in 1999 and his daughter in 2001. Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. He was sentenced to three months in prison, serving 59 days for good behavior. In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal. On August 11, 1997, Slater was arrested by police in Los Angeles and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery after Slater, drunk and high on heroin, punched his girlfriend in the face at a party. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. His mother is Hollywood casting director Mary Jo Slater, who gave her Star Trek-obsessed son a cameo in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

He went on to appear, starting in the 1950s, in a string of Samson and Hercules-type (also known as sword and sandal) movies. Christian Slater (born Christian Michael Leonard Hawkins on August 18, 1969 in New York) is an American actor. Reeves first film was the 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle, made for television. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). De Mille, who considered him for the part of Samson. The Name of the Rose (1986). After WWII military service, Reeves came to the attention film director Cecil B. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988).

Survivors from the Muscle Beach era recall how crowds used to follow Reeves when he walked along the beach, and how people who knew nothing about him would simply stop and stare, awestruck.. Beyond the Stars (1989). He was handsome, personable, and had a magnificent physique. The Wizard (1989). Reeves was the right man in the right place at the right time. Gleaming the Cube (1989). No champion was known to the general public--that is, until Steve Reeves came along. Heathers (1989).

However, bodybuilding still remained an obscure sport. Pump Up the Volume (1990). .. Young Guns II (1990). By [the 1940s] the distinction between lifting weights purely for strength and training with weights to shape and proportion the body had been clearly made. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990). Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encylopedia of Modern Bodybuilding states:. Mobsters: The Evil Empire (1991).

By his own account, his best cold (unpumped) measurements at the peak of his bodybuilding activity were:. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991). His competitive bodybuilding period was brief, but he won the following events:. Kuffs (1992). Born in Glasgow, Montana, Reeves became interested in bodybuilding as a teenager, long before the rise in general interest in the activity. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992). Reeves) (January 21, 1926 - May 5, 2000), was a bodybuilder, actor, and author. Untamed Heart (1993).

Steve Reeves (Stephen L. True Romance (1993). Calves: 18 1/4". Jimmy Hollywood (1994). Thighs: 26". Interview With The Vampire (1994). Biceps: 18 1/4". Murder in the First (1995).

Waist: 29". Broken Arrow (1996). Chest: 52". Bed of Roses (1996). Neck: 18 1/2". Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997). Weight: 216. Very Bad Things (1998).

Height: 6' 1". Hard Rain (1998). Universe. The Contender (2000). 1950 - Mr. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001). World. Cletis Tout (2001).

1948 - Mr. Windtalkers (2002). America. Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004). 1947 - Mr. Alone in the Dark (2005). Pacific Coast.

1947 - Mr. Pacific Coast. 1946 - Mr.

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