When considering that this week would have been Christopher Reeve’s 66th birthday, we find ourselves reflecting on an interview he gave in which a reporter asked, “How do you define a hero?” Christopher considered the question a moment before responding. Finally he noted, “For me, personally, a hero is somebody who will make sacrifices for others without expecting a reward.”

“Superman is all that,” mused the interviewer.

“That’s what I try to play,” Christopher replied.

Then came the biggie: “How about Christopher Reeve? Is he a hero?”

The answer was an honest one. “I don’t know,” he said. “I can’t start leaping to those conclusions.”

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