Peyton Reed

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Peyton Reed
Peyton Reed SDCC 2014.jpg
Born (1964-07-03) July 3, 1964 (age 50)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, television director
Years active 1987–present

Peyton Reed (born July 3, 1964) is an American television and film director.

Life and career[edit]

Reed was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reed directed the motion pictures Bring It On, Down with Love, and The Break-Up; all comedy films. He has also acted in small roles in some films including his own and has written a few original songs for his soundtracks. He has also produced a few music videos.

Reed directed the 2008 film Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey. Yes Man is an adaptation of Danny Wallace's autobiography about his decision to say "yes" to whatever offer, invitation, challenge, and opportunity that are presented to him.

On June 7, 2014, it was announced that Reed would replace Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man.[1]

He is currently slated to direct the upcoming Brian Epstein biopic, titled The Fifth Beatle.[2]

Reed is married and lives in the Los Angeles area.[3]


Feature films


Documentaries / Short films

  • Back to the Future: The Ride (Screenwriter) (1991)
  • The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990)
  • Through The Eyes Of Forrest Gump (Making Of) (1994)


  • "Pretty Khaki" (for GAP, 2/28/2005)


Critical, public and commercial reception to films Reed has directed as of April 26, 2015.

Film Rotten Tomatoes[4] Metacritic[5] CinemaScore[6] Budget Box office[7]
Bring It On 63% (117 reviews) 52 (31 reviews) B+ $28 million $90.4 million
Down with Love 60% (169 reviews) 52 (39 reviews) C+ N/A $39.5 million
The Break-Up 33% (189 reviews) 45 (37 reviews) N/A $52 million $205.0 million
Yes Man 46% (151 reviews) 46 (30 reviews) A- $70 million $223.2 million
Ant-Man N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


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