Andrew Davis

Highest Rated: 96% The Fugitive (1993)
Birthday: Nov 21, 1946
Birthplace: Not Available
Before gaining recognition as a director of action films, Andrew Davis worked as a TV and movie cameraman, a journalist, and a photographer. Davis entered Hollywood in 1969 as an assistant to cinematographer Haskell Wexler while filming Medium Cool. In 1972, he acted as the cinematographer for two films, Private Parts and Hit Man, and he spent much of the remainder of the decade working on a number of films in this capacity. In 1977, Davis co-wrote, produced, and directed his first feature film, Stony Island. Davis' first work on action films was as the director of the Chuck Norris vehicle Code of Silence (1985). He scored his first major success when he co-wrote and directed another action movie, Above the Law, starring newcomer Steven Seagal; in 1992, he teamed with Seagal for a second time on the action-packed box-office hit Under Siege. The following year, Davis once again thrilled audiences with the tense, spectacular movie adaptation of the '60s TV serial The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford. A huge critical and commercial success, it was hailed as one of the best films of the year. In contrast, Davis' subsequent action film, Chain Reaction (1996), was a colossal flop. He then switched gears for A Perfect Murder, a 1998 re-make of Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Douglas, the film was a great disappointment, leading some observers to opine that perhaps Davis should entertain a return to the action genre, something he did with the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Collateral Damage which was the subject of some controversy because it dealt with terrorism and came out around the time of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Davis changed gears and had a modest hit with the family-friendly Holes in 2003. Three years later he returned to the action genre with the coast guard drama The Guardian starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Metropolitan Opera: The Merry Widow Encore Director 2015
No Score Yet Algren Actor 2015
No Score Yet Billy Budd From Glyndebourne Festival Director 2013
No Score Yet Le Comte Ory (Glyndebourne Opera) Actor 2005
No Score Yet Janacek: Jenufa Actor 2005
77% Holes Director Producer $67.4M 2003
No Score Yet Prom at the Palace Actor 2002
19% Collateral Damage Director $40M 2002
No Score Yet Last Night of the Proms 2000 Actor 2000
55% A Perfect Murder Director 1998
16% Chain Reaction Producer Director 1996
No Score Yet Elgar's Tenth Muse: The Life of an English Composer Conductor 1996
15% Steal Big, Steal Little Screenwriter 1995
96% The Fugitive Director 1993
25% Universal Soldier Screenwriter 1992
No Score Yet Light in the Jungle Lionel Curtis 1991
No Score Yet Mozart - La Clemenza Di Tito Actor 1991
64% The Package Producer 1989
53% Above the Law Producer Screenwriter Director 1988
No Score Yet Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova Actor 1988
29% Final Terror Director 1985
63% Code of Silence Director 1985
50% Beat Street Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet Stony Island Director Screenwriter Producer 1978

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Harriot

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