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Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed gained national attention with his feature directorial debut Bring It On, starring Kirsten Dunst. Reed's take on the politics of high school cheerleading won critical raves and stayed at number one for three weeks in a row at the U.S. box office before going on to sell over 5 million copies on DVD.

Reed followed it up with 2003's Down with Love, an homage to the sunny Rock Hudson/Doris Day comedies of the early 1960s, starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

In 2006, Reed helmed the smash hit The Break-Up, starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. The comedy/drama debuted at number one at the box office, with a $39 million opening weekend, and went on to gross $118 million domestically and over $200 million worldwide.

Originally hailing from Raleigh and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Reed began his career as a documentary editor. After writing and directing the award-winning short Almost Beat, he directed a series of high profile, behind-the-scenes documentaries, including The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy, Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump and The Honeymooners Anniversary Special.

Reed went on to direct a diverse range of projects, including TV movies such as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Love Bug; music videos including Superchunk and The Connells; and some of the most critically hailed comedic television of the last decade, including HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David, Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade, and the WB's Grosse Pointe.

Reed currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Peyton Reed Facts

BirthdayJuly 3, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, USA

Selected Filmography

Bring It On
Yes Man
Show Me Your Weenis!
Down With Love
Bring It On: The Championship Collection
4 Film Favorites: Jim Carrey
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