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Simon West

Simon West, a British-­born filmmaker, started at the BBC in London as an editor. He then moved on to direct many award-­winning commercials. His feature films include Con Air, The General's Daughter, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and When a Stranger Calls (2006 remake), all of which either made over $100 million dollars domestically or opened at number one at the box office, or both.

West also served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed, Oscar-­nominated Black Hawk Down.

In addition, West's television company has produced acclaimed series such as Fox's Keen Eddie, the CBS series Close to Home and Fox's Human Target."

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Simon West Facts

BirthplaceLetchworth, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Wild Card
The Mechanic
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The Expendables 2
Con Air
When A Stranger Calls
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