'Harry Met Sally' Stars Billy Cystal & Meg Ryan Reunite

'Harry Met Sally' Stars Billy Cystal & Meg Ryan Reunite

'When Harry Met Sally' co-stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan reunited Monday night in honor of the film's director, Rob Reiner, who was the recipient of the the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award. (see photo below)

Crystal told The Hollywood Reporter of the hit romantic comedy, "That was so personal to us, because many of the things that Harry and Sally did in the movie, Rob and I did as friends, which we just talked about and Nora (Ephron) was able to work into the script. That bonding was very much Rob and I."

Michael Douglas, Martin Scorsese and James Caan were among the many celebrities who paid tribute to the director during the celebratory evening.

The 1989 romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. The story follows the title characters from the time they meet just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years or so of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question "Can men and women ever just be friends?" and advances many ideas about relationships that became household concepts, such as those of the "high-maintenance" girlfriend and the "transitional person".

Photo: Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

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