was born in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Baylor University with a law degree, he wrote speeches for the then Governor of Texas. After a few years he opted to pursue a career in filmmaking, enrolling first in the film school at the University of Texas in Austin and then at the University of Southern California's film school. His writing thesis, Ten Soldiers
, was later directed by John Milius
and released under the title Red Dawn
. Steven Spielberg
saw his film thesis, Proof
, and asked him to write a feature length screenplay around its premise. This film, Fandango
, became Reynolds's first foray into feature film directing and his first collaboration with Kevin Costner
Reynolds and Costner went on to work on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Rapa Nui and Waterworld. The Beast of War, Reynolds's second film, has long been his favourite. He also directed 187, starring Samuel Jackson, and, most recently, The Count of Monte Cristo, starring Guy Pearce and Jim Caviezel.
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