Rex Reed

Other names of Rex Reed: Rex Taylor Reed

Rex Taylor Reed is an American actor, writer, and film critic. He was born on 2nd October 1938 at Fort Worth of Texas in the United States of zodiac sign Libra. He is one of the famous film critics in the history of America. Formerly Rex was a co-host in the American Syndicated T.V Show named as “At the Movies.” In his acting career, he debuted in the movie “Myra Breckinridge” as Myron, in 1970.He has also featured in a T.V. Show named as “The Gong Show” in late 70’s. His book, “Do You Sleep in Nude” was the best-selling book of late 70’s.

Currently, he is writing for “The New York Click to look into! >> Read More... Observer” as a columnist for “On the Town with Rex Reed.” Rex was also a jury member of the Berlin International Film Festival in 1971. Rex was brought up in Louisiana. His father, James Reed,was the supervisor of an oil company.His mother’s name was Jewel Reed. He graduated with a degree in journalism in 1960 from the State University of Louisiana. Now he lives in Dakota, New York. His residence is one of the most exclusive and expensive buildings of Manhattan. The movie “John Lennon” was pictured in his house.

He is in good terms with the gossip columnist Liz Smith. He spends his weekend at the Litchfield country town in Roxbury, where Richard Withmark, Arthur Miller, Alexander Calder, and Walter Matthau Walter Matthau is an American actor and comedian w >> Read More... are in the neighbourhood Rex has written eight books among which four of them are the profile of celebrities. They are “Do You Sleep in the Nude,” “Valentines and Vitrol,” “Conversation in the Raw,” and “People are Crazy Here.” His other books are “Personal Effects,” “Rex Reed’s Guide to Movies on T.V. and Video,” etc.In a documentary film of 2009 named as “For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism,” he has explained about the importance of the film critics of 1970’s. About his acting, Rex has acted in the movies like “Super-Man” in 1978, “Inchon” in 1981, and “Irreconcilable Differences” in 1984.

He has also given his voice as a guest in the animated serial named as “The Critic.” But acting was not his cup of tea. So he involved himself in criticism, and now Rex Reed is the name of most daring critic ever. As a critic, Rex never hesitates to pen anything while reviewing, whether it may be a film or an actress. His name comes in the list of world’s top most controversial film critics. For the movie “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” in 1974, he penned it as the most disturbing film he has ever seen.

He reviewed “Spider-Man 3” of 2001 as stupid and bloated, and the movie has no worth to review at all. For the film “ Identity Thief Click to look into! >> Read More... ” of 2012, he criticized the movie actress Melissa McCarthy Melissa McCarthy is an eminent actress, writer, pr >> Read More... on her physic with several offensive words such as Tractor sized, Hippo, Obese, humongous, etc. That was the most controversial criticism from him. Another worst review of Rex was, for the movie “The Cabin in the Woods” of 2012. He wrote about the cinema without watching it till the end. This writing of Rexlet others doubt on his professionalism and accuracy as a critic.

Another controversy about him is he has theft CDs from a shop and was arrested also. It is true that films will release, actors will come and go, but Rex will remain as the most wanted critic ever. As he is active on the internet and most of his writings are publishing, he is a member of two social groups such as “New Work Film Critics Online,” and “New York Film Critics Online.” Since decades, he is writing for the New York Observers which is continuing till date. In late 60’s and the whole of the 70’s he was the most well-paid and most demanded writer for the profiles of the celebrities and will be in demand as always.

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Rex Reed, co–host (former) of the Television show “At the Movies” and a renowned film critic, was born on 2 October 1938 to James M. Reed and Jewell Reed at Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in Louisiana and is currently living at Dakota Apartment building in New York City. Liz Smith (gossip columnist) is a staunch friend of him. Currently, he is writing a critic column, for The New York Observer, “On the Town with Rex Reed.” He was not very often with appearing in movies, so he used to act occasionally, like in Myra Breckinridge, 1970 (debut film). He did a cameo in Superman in 1978. He also appeared in Inchon in 1981 and Irreconcilable Differences in 1984 as entertainment editor. His Television Appearances (Series) were very often like Panellist in The Gong Show from 1976 to 1980.

He worked as Host in Rex Reed’s Movie Guide in 1980.Later he worked as Correspondent in Inside America in 1982 and as Co-host in “At the Movies” in 1986. He was also regular with “Tomorrow {NBC}.” In the late 1970s, he was very regular to work for “The Gong Show,” a television show. He used to write Television Series, Rex Reed’s Movie Guide in 1980. His other writings were “Do You Sleep in the Nude?” which was a non-fiction written, by him, in 1968. He also wrote Conversations in the Raw also a non-fiction in 1970. Then in 1971, he wrote Big Screen Story coming soon >> Read More... , Little Screen, again a non-fiction. Then he wrote People Are Crazy Here, non-fiction in 1974. In 1977 he wrote another non-fiction, Valentines, and Vitriol. Travolta to Keaton written in 1979 was his another non-fiction. After a series of non-fictions, he wrote a fiction named Personal Effects in 1986.

His main success was not because of his acting career but was because of his talent of reviewing movies. Reed has been working for The New York Times, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and GQ, before his current job as a critic. He worked as an art critic, for thirteen years, for the New York Daily News, and also as a film critic for the New York Post, for five years. Out of eight books written by him, four were record breakers: Conversations in the Raw, Valentines and Vitriol, Do You Sleep in the Nude? And People Are Crazy Here. Reed was a demanded writer, for the celebrity profiles in the sixties and throughout seventies. His writing style is an example of The New Journalism. He was surrounded in controversies for the factual errors in movie reviews of The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and V/H/S/2 (2013), and for offensive comments on the actors of South Korean movie Oldboy (2005) and Identity Thief (2013).