City of birth: Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Simon West is a British born and Hollywood based film director and producer. His films include CON AIR starring Nicholas Cage, "THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER" starring John Travolta and "LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER" starring Angelina Jolie. West is the only live action director ever whose first three 3 films all grossed over $100m at the US box office.
West also served as an executive producer on the Oscar nominated BLACK HAWK DOWN. He will be reteaming with BLACK HAWK DOWN writer Ken Nolan to direct THUNDER RUN based on the book "Thunder Run" written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Zucchino. His television company has produced acclaimed series such as Fox's "KEEN EDDIE", the CBS series "CLOSE TO HOME", Fox's "HUMAN TARGET" and the NBC series "THE CAPE".
West directed the action-packed remake of "THE MECHANIC" starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster and "THE EXPENDABLES 2" starring almost every action star in the movie world. This film grossed over $300m in worldwide box office.