5 Roles Christopher Reeve Turned Down After Superman

The World According to Garp

Christopher Reeve John Lithgow
John Lithgow in The World According to Garp.

“Then I was offered Roberta, the ex-football player who’d had a sex-change operation in The World According to Garp,” Reeve wrote. He wrote that he passed because it would have been an “enormous stretch—for both me and my audience—after Superman.” He noted: “The role made my friend John Lithgow a star.”

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