Simon West

Simon West

Highest Rated: 76% Black Hawk Down (2001)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

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
55% No Score Yet Skyfire Director - 2019
0% 20% Stratton Director - 2017
0% 40% Gun Shy Director,
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 35% The Saint Director,
Executive Producer
- 2017
31% 29% Wild Card Director - 2015
20% 34% Stolen Director $289.8K 2012
67% 67% The Expendables 2 Director $85.0M 2012
53% 51% The Mechanic Director $29.1M 2011
9% 44% When a Stranger Calls Director $47.9M 2006
76% 88% Black Hawk Down Executive Producer $108.6M 2001
20% 47% Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Director,
Writer
$131.1M 2001
21% 46% The General's Daughter Director $102.7M 1999
56% 75% Con Air Director $101.1M 1997
No Score Yet 77% Swallows and Amazons John Walker (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
41% 40% 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