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Resurrecting his character from The Dick Van Dyke Show, Reiner won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance as Alan Brady on the popular sitcom Mad About You with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt in 1995. Five years later, he scored another Emmy Award nod for his guest appearance on Beggars and Choosers, a Showtime cable network comedy series. More recently,
he has appeared in the remake of the Rat Pack classic, Ocean's Eleven (2001), with George Clooney taking over the role of ex-con Danny Ocean, played by Frank Sinatra in the original. His character leads a gang of cool criminals to pull off a heist in Las Vegas. Reiner played Saul Bloom, a retired crook who gets drawn into the gang's action. He reprised his role in the film's two sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
Reiner again revived Alan Brady for a 2004 television special, The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited, which brought together the surviving cast members of the original show. Around this time, he branched out into writing children's books. Tell Me a Scary Story—But Not Too Scary! was published in 2003. Teaming up with Mel Brooks, Reiner co-authored The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School in 2005. His most recent work is a humorous novel entitled NNNNN (2006).
In addition to his Emmy Awards, Reiner has received numerous accolades during his nearly six decades in entertainment. He has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and received the Mark Twain Prize for American humor in 2000. In 2007, Reiner was made an honorary life member of the Directors Guild of America.
Reiner's wife, Estelle passed away in 2008. They were married since 1943 and have three children, Rob, Annie and Lucas. His son, Rob Reiner, is a well-known actor and director.
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