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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
Salty2017producer post-production
The Saint2016TV Movie executive producer
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn2015producer
Billy the Kid2015Short executive producer
The Cape2011TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Human Target2010TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Revolution2009TV Movie executive producer
The Man2007TV Movie executive producer
Close to Home2005TV Series executive producer
Keen Eddie2003-2004TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Harry Green and Eugene2004TV Series executive producer
Black Hawk Down2001executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War Wolf2017pre-production
Salty2017post-production
Stratton2017completed
The Saint2016TV Movie
Wild Card2015
Stolen2012
The Expendables 22012
The Mechanic2011
The Cape2011TV Series 1 episode
Human Target2010TV Series 1 episode
The Man2007TV Movie
Split Decision2006TV Movie
When a Stranger Calls2006
Close to Home2005TV Series 1 episode
Keen Eddie2003TV Series 2 episodes
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider2001
The General's Daughter1999
Con Air1997

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mechanic2011Dean's Impaled Henchman (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider2001adaptation

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Script of 'Wild Card'2015Video documentary shortHimself
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director
Stolen: Behind the Scenes2013Video shortHimself
Stolen: Cast and Crew Interviews2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Stolen'2013Video documentary shortHimself
Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980's and the Rise of the Action Film2012Video documentary shortHimself
Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes2012Video documentary shortHimself
Tools of the Trade: Inside the Action of 'The Mechanic'2011Video shortHimself
The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Crafting 'Lara Croft'2001Video shortHimself
Digging Into 'Tomb Raider'2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Stunts of 'Tomb Raider'2001Video shortHimself
Conversations with Jerry Bruckheimer2000Video documentary shortHimself
Tomb Raider Live2000VideoHimself
The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets1999Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign FilmLara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
2000SFFCC AwardSanta Fe Film Critics Circle AwardsWorst MovieThe General's Daughter (1999)


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#Fact
1One 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).
3Each 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).
4Before 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
1Making 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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