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Simon West is a film director born on 17 July1961, in Hertfordshire, England, and is best known for directing films like “Con Air” (1997), “The General’s Daughter” (1999), “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001) and “The Expendables 2” (2012). He has also directed many BBC documentaries and Budweiser commercials.

Have you ever wondered how rich Simon West is? According to sources it has been estimated that Simon West’s overall net worth is $15 million, which wealth he has accumulated thanks to the films he has directed and his cooperation with many celebrities. His work with trans–Atlantic companies such as Ford and Budweiser, has also added to his net worth.

 

Simon West Net Worth $15 Million

West’s career began in 1981 when he began working for BBC in London as a film editor, during which he took part in several award-winning productions such as the “Strangeways Prison” documentary series, and drama series “Bleak House”, both of which won the renowned British Academy of Film and Television Arts award. However, his independent directing career started in 1985 when he was chosen to direct, and write, the “Dolly Mixtures” film. From this point on his career started expanding, and he soon started directing music videos for stars such as Rick Astley and Mel and Kim, for whose single “Respectable” he won the Best Video award at the Montreux Music Festival in 1987. His net worth was rising accodingly.

As his popularity began to rise, Simon moved to Los Angeles after beginning work on “Limelight” in 1991. Only a year later, when he moved to Pilot Pictures, he received two awards for his work – a Clio Award for “Airplane” and a Golden Lion Award for “Italian Feast”. As he was good at propaganda materials, West then started directing commercials, thus attracting numerous companies, including McDonalds, Sprite, Ford and Budweiser. His most famous commercial was the one he did for Pepsi, which was declared the highest rated commercial in USA in 1993. These projects also helped Simon’s rising net worth.

The second half of the ‘90s proved to be very prosperous for Simon, as he directed the blockbuster “Con Air”, which starred Nicolas Cage and John Malkovich in 1997 and two years later “The General’s Daughter”, a crime film starring John Travolta. In 2001 he cooperated with Angelina Jolie while directing “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, the movie being based on the popular an action adventure video game of the same name. West was originally supposed to be the director of the Oscar-nominated “Black Hawk Down”, as he spent two years developing the script, but due to scheduling conflicts with his other films he wasn’t able to direct it, but was the executive producer of the film. His net worth certainly didn’t suffer!

In 2006 he directed the horror film “When a Stranger Calls”. West also directed the 2011 remake of “The Mechanic”, an action-thriller which starred Jason Statham and Ben Foster. The same year he replaced Sylvester Stallone as the director of “The Expendables 2”, a movie which starred all of the most famous action-movie stars including, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Some of his latest activities include directing the films “Stolen” (2012), crime thriller “Wild Card” (2015) and the remake of “The Blob” (2015). Simon is currently working on an upcoming British action thriller film called “Stratton: First into Action”, which is set for release in 2016.

Not much is noted about West’s personal life, as he prefers to keep it private. However, it is known that he has been married to Amadea since 1995.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salty 2017 producer post-production
The Saint 2016 TV Movie executive producer
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn 2015 producer
Billy the Kid 2015 Short executive producer
The Cape 2011 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Human Target 2010 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Revolution 2009 TV Movie executive producer
The Man 2007 TV Movie executive producer
Close to Home 2005 TV Series executive producer
Keen Eddie 2003-2004 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Harry Green and Eugene 2004 TV Series executive producer
Black Hawk Down 2001 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War Wolf 2017 pre-production
Salty 2017 post-production
Stratton 2017 completed
The Saint 2016 TV Movie
Wild Card 2015
Stolen 2012
The Expendables 2 2012
The Mechanic 2011
The Cape 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Human Target 2010 TV Series 1 episode
The Man 2007 TV Movie
Split Decision 2006 TV Movie
When a Stranger Calls 2006
Close to Home 2005 TV Series 1 episode
Keen Eddie 2003 TV Series 2 episodes
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001
The General's Daughter 1999
Con Air 1997

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mechanic 2011 Dean's Impaled Henchman (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 adaptation

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Script of 'Wild Card' 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director
Stolen: Behind the Scenes 2013 Video short Himself
Stolen: Cast and Crew Interviews 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Stolen' 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980's and the Rise of the Action Film 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Tools of the Trade: Inside the Action of 'The Mechanic' 2011 Video short Himself
The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Crafting 'Lara Croft' 2001 Video short Himself
Digging Into 'Tomb Raider' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Stunts of 'Tomb Raider' 2001 Video short Himself
Conversations with Jerry Bruckheimer 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Tomb Raider Live 2000 Video Himself
The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets 1999 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
2000 SFFCC Award Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Awards Worst Movie The General's Daughter (1999)


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#Fact
1 One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
2 "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).
3 Each of his first two films starred one of the leads of Face/Off (1997): Nicolas Cage in Con Air (1997) and John Travolta in The General's Daughter (1999).
4 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.

#Quote
1 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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