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Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves came to feature-film prominence in 2008 as the director of the acclaimed sci-fi horror hit Cloverfield. The modestly budgeted film set a domestic record for a January release and went on to gross more than $175 million worldwide.

Prior to that film, the writer, director and producer was best known as one of the creators of the popular television series Felicity, starring Golden Globe Award-winning actress Keri Russell. Reeves served as executive producer with partner and co-creator J.J. Abrams. He frequently directed episodes during the show's four-season run, including the 1998 pilot for the WB network.

Reeves made his feature directorial debut with the 1996 dark comedy The Pallbearer, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, David Schwimmer and Barbara Hershey. He developed the screenplay with co-writer Jason Katims through Robert Redford's Sundance Institute. In 1999, Reeves co-wrote and co-produced James Gray's critically acclaimed feature The Yards, starring Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix and Charlize Theron.

Reeves first gained industry attention with his award-winning short Mr. Petrified Forrest after graduating from USC's prestigious film school. He got his start in Hollywood when a screenplay he penned in college with classmate Richard Hatem was purchased by Warner Bros. in 1995 and later turned into Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. For the small screen, Reeves helmed the pilot episodes of Gideon's Crossing and Miracles for ABC, Conviction for NBC and episodes of NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street and ABC's Relativity.

His upcoming projects include writing, directing and producing the independent dramatic thriller The Invisible Woman for Gotham-based GreeneStreet Films. Reeves currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles.


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Matt Reeves Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
BirthdayApril 27, 1966 (51)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceRockville Center, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Cloverfield
The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Let Me In
Conviction-Pilot
The Pallbearer
Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes 8-Film Bundle
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