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Andrew Davis

Highest Rated:   96% The Fugitive (1993)
Lowest Rated:   15% Steal Big, Steal Little (1995)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Stony Island
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
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
22% 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
50% Above the Law
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova
  • Actor
1988
29% Final Terror
  • Director
1985
54% Code of Silence
  • Director
1985
50% Beat Street
  • Screenwriter
1984

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