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Biography #2 (for Stardust)Matthew Vaughn started his career in 1996 as a producer with The Innocent Sleep, a thriller starring Michael Gambon and Rupert Graves. He set up Ska Films with director Guy Ritchie in 1997 and the following year made Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which became one of the most successful British films of the decade.
This was followed by the diamond heist movie Snatch with Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Jason Statham. The film opened to great acclaim and went on to accrue $100 million worldwide. In 2002 Vaughn produced Mean Machine, a remake of the 1974 Burt Reynolds classic The Longest Yard starring Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham followed by Swept Away starring Madonna and Adriano Giannini and directed by Guy Ritchie. He made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed thriller Layer Cake starring Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney and Sienna Miller.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "Stardust" (16-Sep-2007)