Rex Reed Net Worth

Rex Reed Net Worth is
$19 Million

Rex Reed Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Rex was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Louisiana. He became one of the most prolific movie critics in the country, and for decades has written entertainment columns for The New York Observer. In 1970, Rex made his movie debut, playing Myron in Myra Breckinridge (1970) - Myron was the young man whose post sex-change operation persona was ...
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Full NameRex Reed
Date Of BirthOctober 2, 1938
Place Of BirthFort Worth, Texas, USA
ProfessionActor, Writer, Soundtrack
EducationLouisiana State University
ParentsJames M. Reed, Jewell Reed
MoviesFor the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, Inchon, Myra Breckinridge, Judy Garland: The Concert Years
TV ShowsAt the Movies
Star SignLibra
1[on The Color of Time (2012)] Lots of shots of James Franco rubbing his eyes. James Franco waking up. James Franco playing with a baby. He hired 12 - count 'em, 12 - student directors to work on 12 different shots in a film that never looks like it was directed by even one. Instead of dialogue, you get narration: "Uncertain clouds, unemphatic light ... all that held now was that violated, looted country, the fraying fringes of the town ... those gutted hills ... hills by rote ... hills by permission ... great naked wastes of rack and spill ... like genitalia, shaved and disinfected for an operation ..."
2[on Maladies (2012)] The film is abominably written and incomprehensibly directed by someone called, simply, Carter (like Cher or Pink, except nobody knows who he is - or cares). For your information, he's the same man who made a previous film called Erased James Franco (2009), in which the actor restaged scenes in his previous movies in case anyone missed them the first time around.
3A stark, shallow, messed-up shambles of a movie, Child of God (2013) is such a James Franco ego trip that it even features a curious end credit for "Mr. Franco's scheduling coordinator." That's a new one. I'm waiting for the one that thanks "Mr. Franco's career-retirement counselor." I'll pay money to see that one.
4You expect something called Haunt (2014) to produce a few chills. This one has all the chills of a Baptist church Halloween social.
5[on Transcendence (2014)] A pointless nightmare of pretentious science fiction twaddle with no plot, no coherence and no heart. You couldn't find a narrative thread with a microscope.
6[on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)] A miserable load of deranged, deluded crap.
7[on Knight of Cups (2015)] All that is left of Terrence Malick is an ability to assemble casts of A-list names and turn them all into zombies.
8[on Oldboy (2013)] Garbage never smells good, but you won't find a landfill anywhere more offensive than Spike Lee's stupid remake of Oldeuboi (2003). This one stinks at 10 below zero.
9[on Oldeuboi (2003)] What is going on here? Nobody knows. Meanwhile, Dae-su Oh defeats an entire gang of killers with a knife sticking out of his back. He eats a live eel. A severed hand rips out a man's teeth, one by one, with a hammer. Blood flows, there is much vomiting and incest, and more screams than Japanese kabuki. Part kung fu, part revenge theme Charlie Chan murder mystery, part metaphysical Oriental mumbo-jumbo, all of it incomprehensible. I walked out at the point where he grabbed a pair of sharp scissors and cut his tongue off in blood-splattering close-ups.
10[on Charlie Countryman (2013)] The most idiotic excess of sex and bloodshed since Only God Forgives (2013). Movies don't get any worse than Charlie Countryman.
11Only God Forgives (2013) may not be the worst movie ever made, but it is unquestionably in the top five. In Cannes, one wag described it as "cinematic defecation" in print. I'd like to top that one, but as James Agee used to say, I know when I'm licked.
12[on Eyes Wide Shut (1999)] Shrouded in a crock of hype, Stanley Kubrick's final film is finally here. It is not the "haunting, final masterpiece" the ads suggest. It is still a crock of hype, but it is also a crock of something else entirely. It's a film made by man who didn't get out much. And what's that nightmarish orgy about? A bunch of masked zombies dancing around to "Strangers in the Night" is about as titillating as a Junior League tea in Greenwich.
13How many ways can a grown person waste valuable time and lose vital IQ points at the same time? If you're a movie critic, the possibilities are unlimited. And they all come together in a new chunk of junk called Identity Thief (2013).
14[on The Master (2012)] I'm tempted to call it the worst thing I've seen this year, but there are two more coming up - Terrence Malick's dystopic To the Wonder (2012) and a diabolically demented time-travel farce called Cloud Atlas (2012) - that are even worse. I will also refrain from labelling The Master "the worst movie I've ever seen!" because like the proverbial boy who cried wolf, I've blurted that cry of despair so many times, who would believe me? Since it doesn't make one bit of sense - and probably isn't supposed to - there's not much to say about it except... why? It begins with Joaquin Phoenix masturbating and goes steadily downhill from there.
15The No. 1 movie in America last week was 89 minutes of mindless trash called Kangaroo Jack (2003). Has everyone in this country gone mad? I couldn't find a plot here with a gun to my head. It's 89 minutes of pure agony without a laugh in sight. Kids seem to like the kangaroo in the misleading newspaper ads, but it rarely appears. Talk about false advertising.
16[on Melancholia (2011)] What, exactly, is the point? Only the director of a pile of crap that includes Dancer in the Dark (2000) and Antichrist (2009) knows for sure, and even that is severely doubtful. Meanwhile, the critics who fill the quote ads for this dirge with words like "masterpiece" keep me manic with mirth. Wander into this idiocy and by the time it's over, you'll know the meaning of "melancholia" yourself.
17[on Trespass (2011)] Something strange is happening to Mr Cage's face. His skin is yellow, his cheeks are swollen, and his head is too big for his body. The worst thing that ever happened to Hollywood is the invention of Botox.
18[on The Double (2011)] Rarely has Mr Gere walked through any movie with so little energy and so much indifference. I've seen more fervor on the face of a man parking a car.
19[on the Costume Design Oscar for Gandhi (1982)] For what? Wrinkled sheets, burlap sacks and loincloths?
20[on the cast of The Goodbye Girl (1977)] I rarely leave a film wanting to take the people I've just seen home to Mother, but I'd be proud to know everyone in this one.
21[on Inception (2010)] Like other Christopher Nolan head scratchers - the brainless Memento (2000), the perilously inert Insomnia (2002), the contrived illusionist thriller The Prestige (2006), the idiotic Batman Begins (2005) and the mechanical, maniacally baffling and laughably overrated The Dark Knight (2008) - this latest deadly exercise in smart-aleck filmmaking without purpose from Mr Nolan's scrambled eggs for brains makes no sense whatsoever. It's difficult to believe he didn't also write, direct and produce the unthinkable Synecdoche, New York (2008). Inception is the kind of pretentious perplexity in which one or two reels could be mischievously transposed, or even projected backward, and nobody would know the difference.
22We all know how rotten today's movies can be, but even at the bottom of the slag pit, you won't find a load of garbage any smellier than From Paris with Love (2010).
23[on Blow-Up (1966)] Blowup could have been an ingenious thriller but it is ruined by Antonioni's inability to tell a story simply or with compassion and by his refusal to use movies as anything but an intellectual device to relieve his own frustrations. Most of the actors seem to have been shoved in front of the camera and told to "do something - anything!". Every time Antonioni's fable almost but not quite makes a point, he clutters the screen with silly sex scenes that are supposed to suggest an interjection of man's desire to relieve himself of responsibility, but they only serve to cheapen his statements. Blowup looks like the work of a man who spends most of his life reading Playboy and never really learning what life is all about.
24[on Blue Velvet (1986)] One of the sickest films ever made. It should score high with the kind of sickos who like to smell dirty socks and pull the wings off butterflies, but there's nothing here for sane audiences. Dennis Hopper finally goes as berserk on screen as his reputation indicates offscreen. As for the lovely but misguided Isabella Rossellini, all I can say is that her mother, Ingrid Bergman, must be turning in her grave. If she had lived to see her daughter wobbling naked across someone's front lawn covered with teeth bites and cigarette burns, she would probably have made a citizen's arrest.
25[on Barry Lyndon (1975)] As an 18th century rake's progress, Barry Lyndon catalogues the rise and fall of a likeable scoundrel, liar, cheat and social climber, transporting a viewer into a world of long ago and creating the kind of magic few movies accomplish and few directors attempt in a lifetime. It is a magnificent entertainment, sumptuous, lush, gorgeous and haunting, a classic of inestimable value.
26[on Shrink (2009)] The director of this fiasco, somebody called Jonas Pate, couldn't direct a dune buggy across the surface of the moon.
27[on Choke (2008)] I don't know what to tell you about a dismal bucket of nauseating swill called Choke, except to warn that if you spend hard-earned money to sit through it, you deserve to do exactly what the title implies. Still nursing nightmares of Hudson Hawk (1991), Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain (2006), and every movie ever written by Charlie Kaufman, I can't exactly call Choke the worst movie ever made, but you get the picture.
28No matter how bad you think the worst movie ever made was, you have not seen Synecdoche, New York (2008). It sinks to the ultimate bottom of the landfill and the smell threatens to linger from here to infinity. Sometimes the men play women. Sometimes the women play men. Sometimes they all play each other, exchanging faces and identities. Sometimes they're young, other times they're old with gray wigs and waffle chins. What does it mean? I wouldn't tell if I knew. I have no idea whether the director ever found himself or not, but I had no problem finding the exit.
29The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) is a monumental achievement - not only one of the best films of the year, but one of the greatest films ever made.
30Speed Racer (2008) makes you want to never see a movie again as long as you live.
31[on Barbra Streisand] To know her is not necessarily to love her.
32You know a movie is doomed when the only star in it is Tim Roth. You know it's pretentious when the ads print the logo backward and upside down. Not one word of this bilge makes one lick of sense, and it is two hours and six minutes long. The only way to survive Youth Without Youth (2007) is dead drunk. The least Mr Coppola could do is provide free Cabernet Sauvignon from his own vineyards. One bottle going in, another bottle staggering out.
33Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.
34[on Spider-Man 3 (2007)] Bloated and stupid, this movie is so bad you can't even review it. Over-produced, over-publicized, over-designed, over-computerised and just plain over the moon, it's so preposterously overwrought there's no entry point for criticism. You just stare at it, as you might a great big exploding pile of cow manure.
35[on The Good Shepherd (2006)] In the time it takes Mr Damon's character to find out who the spy is, you could read a book, call your mother, finish your crossword puzzle, do all of your Christmas shopping and pay the first installment on next year's estimated income tax.
36The Good German (2006) is as slow as a 90-year-old with gout who has misplaced his walking stick.
37[on De-Lovely (2004)] It is my sad duty to tell you that it is wooden, artificial, contrived, infuriating and as phony as an invitation to bring along a tape recorder to dinner with J.D. Salinger.
38Dogville (2003) is like climbing the Matterhorn with a cement block tied to your back.
39[on Seabiscuit (2003)] If you don't go away entertained, informed and sated with satisfaction, you need your pulse checked to see if you still have one.
40[on The Fountain (2006)] I don't care what a movie is about, but I have one rule that never changes: It has to make sense. This hopeless head trip doesn't make one lick of sense, and it doesn't seem to be about much of anything at all.
41The Prestige (2006) is the biggest pile of incomprehensible gibberish to hit the screen since M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water (2006).
42[on Never Again (2001)] I don't think the proper alternative to bad movies about teenagers trying to get laid is more bad movies about middle-aged people trying to get laid.
43[on Mulholland Dr. (2001)] A load of moronic and incoherent garbage.
44A Prairie Home Companion (2006) is about as charming as waking up with a dead animal in your bed.
45Hollywood cannot pollute the ozone with anything more idiotic, contrived, amateurish or sub-mental than Lady in the Water (2006). This piece of pretentious, paralyzing twaddle is the latest in a series of head-scratchers by the incompetent, self-delusional M. Night Shyamalan. Lady in the Water is described by Mr Shyamalan as a 'bedtime story' he told to his kids. Do not even think of repeating it to yours unless you plan to turn them into runaways, orphans or worse.
46[on Van Helsing (2004)] This moronic abomination is not a movie. It's just a noisy, nasty and repulsive video game/theme-park haunted-house ride designed to appeal to the offspring of warlocks and trolls.
47[on Vanilla Sky (2001)] A good example of what self-destructive cinematic havoc can be wrought by handing over millions of dollars to movie stars to produce their own ego trips.
48[on Marlon Brando] Most of the time he sounds like he has a mouth full of wet toilet paper.
49[on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)] The most disturbing movie I have ever seen.
50[on Myra Breckinridge (1970) in which he made his acting debut] It was so disappointing to me and it was so disappointing to Raquel [Welch]. And Mae West didn't care what happened as long as she got her song.
51[on the difficulties while making the movie Myra Breckinridge (1970)]: Mae West spoke to no one but God, Raquel [Welch] spoke only to the head of the studio, the head of the studio spoke only to God, who then related the message back to Mae West.
1Has maintained a long-time weekend retreat in the secluded, Litchfield County town of Roxbury, Connecticut where his neighbors have included Arthur Miller, Richard Widmark, Walter Matthau and Alexander Calder. [May 2007]
2Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1971
3April 2000: Manhattan Judge Suzanne Mondo said she'd dismiss charges against Rex Reed if the film critic/columnist stayed out of trouble for 6 months. That happened in October 2000, with none of the publicity that had surrounded his arrest.
4Arrested for shoplifting three CDs from a record store in February, 2000.


The Critic1994-1995TV SeriesRex Reed
Irreconcilable Differences1984Entertainment Editor
Superman1978Rex Reed
That Was the Year That Was - 19761976TV Movie
The ABC Comedy Hour1972TV Series
Myra Breckinridge1970Myron
Hurry Sundown1967Farmer (uncredited)


Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentary contributing writer


Myra Breckinridge1970performer: "Secret Place"


To Tell the Truth1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist (1980-1981)
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie'1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1969-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Film Critic / Himself / ...
An Almost Perfect Affair1979Himself (uncredited)
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson1977TV SpecialHimself
The Gong Show1976TV SeriesHimself / panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1976TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
You Don't Say1975TV SeriesHimself
Dinah's Place1970-1974TV SeriesHimself
Russell Harty Plus1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kraft Music Hall1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1968-1970TV SeriesHimself / Guest
The Steve Allen Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Needs of Kim StanleyDocumentary post-productionHimself
Greenwich Village: The Times They Are a-Changin'2016ShortHimself
Greenwich Village: A World Apart2015Documentary shortHimself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHimself
Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show2015TV Movie documentaryHimslef - Interviewee
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism2009DocumentaryHimself
Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years2008Video documentaryHimself
Do You Sleep in the Nude?2007DocumentaryHimself
The World's Greatest Actor2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHimself
People I Know2002Himself
The Big O! True West Hollywood Story2002TV SpecialHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Ballad of the Nightingale1999Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'My Fair Lady'1995Video documentaryHimself
Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Square One Television1990TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Great Performances1985TV SeriesHimself
Lost in America1985Himself (on radio) (voice)
Australian Movies to the World1983TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHimself
At the Movies1982TV SeriesHimself / Host (1986-1990)
Inside America1982TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Playboy: The Party Continues2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me1997Video documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself

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