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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 ... See full bio »

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Con Air Director
(1997)
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(2011)

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 2019 Skyfire
 2017 Gun Shy
 2017 Stratton
 2015 Wild Card (directed by)
 2012 Stolen
 2011 The Mechanic
 2011 The Cape (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2011)
 2010 Human Target (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2010)
 2007 The Man (TV Movie)
 2006 Split Decision (TV Movie)
 2005 Close to Home (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2005)
 2003 Keen Eddie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Horse Heir (2003)
- Pilot: Eddie (2003)
 1997 Con Air
 1995 Budweiser: Frogs and Truck (Video short)
 1987 Mel & Kim: Respectable (Video short)
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Show Show Self (19 credits)
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Directed Rick Astley video "Never gonna give you up". (1987) 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.

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Before Simon West started his feature film directorial career with Con Air (1997), he directed TV commercials, such as the Budweiser advert with the dancing ants. See more »

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