Being the son of Carl Reiner (creator of the classic Dick Van Dyke Show), Rob Reiner had already grown up among stars when he directed the first hit of Anne Hathaway in ‘Princess Bride’ and catapulted to fame Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal with ‘When Harry Met Sally’. But with a much more serious story, he had also managed to reunite Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore directing them in the famous film ‘A Few Good Men’ based on a trial about the secret codes that are usually hidden by the military, behind the famous phrase “You can not handle the truth” (You can not accept the truth).
And now, with Woody Harrelson and the new film ‘Shock and Awe’, Rob Reiner tries to demonstrate another truth that is very difficult to accept as the supposed false excuses that former President George Bush would have imposed to invade Iraq. And by choosing nothing less than the Middle East and the International Film Festival in Dubai for the world premiere, in our exclusive interview he also dared to reveal the secret reasons behind the investigation into the influence of Russia in the last presidential elections in the United States, with another truth even more difficult to accept.
Our first interview had been precisely for that success of ‘A Few Good Men’ with Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore. How much time has passed since then? – ‘A Few Good Men’ premiered in 1992, so 25 years went by.
– Can we go further back in time, when he grew up in the middle of the entertainment world, with a famous father like Carl Reiner (who is even about to return with his character from Saul Bloom of Ocean 11 in the new female version of Ocean 8) ?