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Simon West was born in 1961 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. He is a producer and director, known for Con Air (1997), The Expendables 2 (2012) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). See full bio »

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Con Air
Con Air Director
The Expendables 2
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The Mechanic
The Mechanic Director


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 2016 The Saint (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 The Cape (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Human Target (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Revolution (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 The Man (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Close to Home (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2003-2004 Keen Eddie (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Keeping Up Appearances (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Citizen Cecil (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Inciting Incident (2004) ... (executive producer)
 2004 Harry Green and Eugene (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Directed TV commercial for Little Caesar's Pizza. See more »

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Making a film is like trying to pass a handful of water between a thousand people. By the time the last person receives it you are lucky if there is still one drop left of the original idea.


"Black Hawk Down" (2001) was originally the idea of West who urged producer Jerry Bruckheimer to obtain the rights of the book with a view to directing it himself. However, West abandoned the project to direct "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001). Ridley Scott then directed "Black Hawk Down" (2001). See more »

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