Peyton Reed

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Peyton Reed
Peyton Reed (cropped).jpg
Reed in June 2015
Born Peyton Tucker Reed[1]
(1964-07-03) July 3, 1964 (age 52)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, television director
Years active 1987–present

Peyton Tucker Reed (born July 3, 1964) is an American television and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy films Yes Man, Bring It On, and The Break-Up, as well as the superhero film Ant-Man.

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.

Reed replaced Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man.[2] Prior to joining the production of Ant-Man, Reed was slated to direct a Brian Epstein biopic, titled The Fifth Beatle.[3] However, his commitment to the superhero film forced him to part ways with The Fifth Beatle.[4] Reed will direct the Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, scheduled for a 2018 release.[5]

Reed is married and lives in the Los Angeles area.[6]


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)


Film Rotten Tomatoes[7] Metacritic[8] CinemaScore[9] Budget Box office[10]
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+ $35 million $39.5 million
The Break-Up 33% (189 reviews) 45 (37 reviews) C+[11] $52 million $205 million
Yes Man 46% (151 reviews) 46 (30 reviews) A– $70 million $223.2 million
Ant-Man 81% (267 reviews) 64 (43 reviews) A $130 million $519.4 million


  1. ^
  2. ^ Peyton Reed to Direct ‘Ant-Man’
  3. ^ Fifth Beatle’ Movie to Start Production in 2014
  4. ^ Weintraub, Steve (July 17, 2015). "ANT-MAN Director Peyton Reed Talks First Cut, Deleted Scenes, Post-Credits Scenes". Complex Media. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cabin, Chris (November 13, 2015). "'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Michael Douglas Eyeing Return for Sequel". Collider. Archived from the original on November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ The Break-Up Director Peyton Reed to Helm The Fifth Beatle
  7. ^ "Peyton Reed". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Peyton Reed's Profile". Metacritic. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ "CinemaScore". CinemaScore. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Peyton Reed Movie Box office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ Entertainment Weekly

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