Kevin Reynolds

Director, Screenwriter, Attorney
Though he had a promising start thanks to early support from Steven Spielberg, director Kevin Reynolds became sporadically successful in Hollywood, often in stormy but productive collaborations with actor Kevin Costner ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1952 in Waco, Texas, USA

Filmography

Director (11)

Risen 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Clavius 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Hatfields & McCoys 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Tristan & Isolde 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

187 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Waterworld 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Rapa Nui 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Beast 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (8)

Risen 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Red Dawn 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

Red Dawn 2012 (Movie)

(from original screenplay: "Red Dawn") (Source Material)

Rapa Nui 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rapa Nui 1994 (Movie)

(From Story)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Red Dawn 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Red Dawn 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)
Actor (2)

The Informant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the West 1993 (Movie)

1st Journalist (Actor)
Music (1)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

song engineer("Half Time") (Song)
Sound (1)

Jason's Lyric 1994 (Movie)

group ADR (ADR)

Biography

Though he had a promising start thanks to early support from Steven Spielberg, director Kevin Reynolds became sporadically successful in Hollywood, often in stormy but productive collaborations with actor Kevin Costner. After his student film "Proof" attracted the attention of Spielberg, Reynolds directed a feature-length version called "Fandango" (1985) with Costner in the lead. Though a box office dud, the film earned a reputation for being one of the more appreciated directorial debuts made in recent memory. Meanwhile, Reynolds got his feet wet the year before when his script for "Red Dawn" (1984) was made by John Milius. He went on to direct the little-known Cold War action flick, "The Beast" (1988), before having a huge box office hit with "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991). Reynolds next helmed the notoriously troubled "Waterworld" (1995), which earned considerable pre-release press for its costly overruns and delayed shooting schedule, not to mention a public falling out with Costner during post-production. Though the two would eventually kiss and make up, Reynolds struggled to regain his footing, especially after the commercial failure of the urban drama "187" (1997). He did direct a compelling adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002), only to stumble once more with the underwhelming take on "Tristan & Isolde" (2006). Regardless of his ups and downs, Reynolds remained a viable director capable of helming compelling and commercially successful films.

Relationships

Cathy Reynolds

Wife

Herbert Reynolds

Father

Nicole Reynolds

Daughter
born c. 1993

Dylan Reynolds

Son
born c. 1995

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
made a short film entitled "Proof" which provided the basis for his feature debut "Fandango" (1985)

Baylor University

Waco , Texas

Texas Maritine Academy

Texas
dropped out

Milestones

2016

Wrote and directed the action-adventure film "Risen"

2012

Directed Costner and Bill Paxton in The History Channel miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys"

2006

Directed the period drama "Tristan & Isolde"

2001

Directed the remake of "The Count of Monte Cristo," starring Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce

1997

Helmed the drama "187," starring Samuel L. Jackson

1995

Quit post at the helm of the troubled production of sci-fi actioner "Waterworld" due to creative differences with star-producer Costner and studio MCA over the editing and content of the film just three months before the scheduled July 28th release date

1994

Directed "Rapa Nui," an eccentric period heroic adventure executive produced by Costner

1991

Earned breakthrough commercial success with "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," starring Costner

1988

First directing assignment he did not script, "The Beast," a war film set in Afghanistan

1986

Made TV debut as screenwriter (from a Steven Spielberg story) with "You Gotta Believe Me," an episode of the fantasy anthology series "Amazing Stories" (NBC)

1985

Debut as a feature writer-director, "Fandango" from Amblin Entertainment; first collaboration with Kevin Costner

1984

Feature debut as screenwriter and story writer of John Milius' "Red Dawn"

1980

Made a short film titled "Proof" about parachute jumping

1979

Moved to L.A. to attend USC's film school

Wrote speeches for politicians

Practiced law in Austin, TX

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