Simon West

Simon West

Highest Rated: 76% Black Hawk Down (2001)

Lowest Rated: 0% Gun Shy (2017)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1961

Birthplace: Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK

British director Simon West was the guiding hand behind a string of highly polished action-thrillers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including "Con Air" (1997), "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001), and the popular TV series "Human Target" (Fox, 2010-11). A former director of commercials and music videos, West brought the skills from those mediums to his feature film work, which resulted in fast-paced, visually striking movies that succeeded on purely visceral levels. Despite sometimes threadbare scripts, audiences rarely had time to breathe between action set pieces in "The Mechanic" (2011) or the barrage of shock effects in his 2006 remake of "When A Stranger Calls." West's streak of hits began to falter after "Stranger Calls," but the director, who also produced numerous TV-films and pilots, remained in demand for his numerous strengths: breakneck pace, jaw-dropping stunts and minimal plot to distract from the spectacular action West put on to brilliant display.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skyfire Director - 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Saint Director,
Executive Producer
- 2017
0% 37% Gun Shy Director,
Producer
- 2017
0% 19% Stratton Director - 2017
32% 29% Wild Card Director - 2014
68% 67% The Expendables 2 Director $85M 2012
20% 34% Stolen Director $289.8K 2012
53% 51% The Mechanic Director $29.1M 2011
9% 44% When a Stranger Calls Director $47.9M 2006
20% 47% Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Director,
Writer (Adaptation)
$131.1M 2001
76% 88% Black Hawk Down Executive Producer $108.6M 2001
21% 46% The General's Daughter Director $102.7M 1999
56% 75% Con Air Director $101.1M 1997
No Score Yet 76% Swallows and Amazons John Walker (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
41% 36% The Cape Executive Producer 2011
75% 91% Human Target Executive Producer,
Director
2010
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Executive Producer,
Director
2005-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keen Eddie Executive Producer,
Director
2003-2004

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