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Cool Dad Job: Filmmaker and Medical Activist

Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Writing the upcoming Swedish detective series, Hamilton.

The son of Christopher Reeve, Matthew inherited not only his father’s matinee idol looks but also his dad’s indefatigable optimism. As the vice chairman for international development of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Matthew has helped support research into epidural stimulation, a technology which helps restore movement to those with spinal cord paralysis. All the while, Reeve, who graduated NYU with a joint degree in film and business, has been making killer films (the kiteboarding documentary Over the Water is riveting, and the upcoming thriller The Land That Never Was looks excellent). Currently, Reeve lives in Sweden, the land of good dads and dark procedurals, with his partner and their two sons.