He and J.J. Abrams first met screening their early shorts at an 8mm film fest in Los Angeles.
Cites Martin Scorsese as the filmmaker who inspired him to make movies.
Heard a lecture from Francis Ford Coppola at film school that inspired him.
Was set to direct a film adaption of The Twilight Zone (1954-1964) but dropped out to direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) instead.
Unforgiven(1992) is one of his favorite movies.
He was raised in Los Angeles, California.
At first, he was not interested in directing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), because the outline he was presented with did not have Caesar as the main character, who Reeves believed was the true hero of the franchise. When 20th Century Fox agreed to let him change the story to his liking, he agreed to direct it.
Was on the list of front runners to direct Man of Steel (2013).