|Close to Home||2006 2005 - 2006||Director||n/a||4|
|When a Stranger Calls||2006||Director||n/a||4|
|The Expendables 2||2012||Director||n/a||4|
|Keen Eddie||2003 2003||Director||n/a||4|
|Human Target||2010 2010||Director||n/a||4|
|Tolkien & Lewis||2015||Director||n/a||4|
|The General's Daughter||1999||Director||n/a||4|
|Lara Croft: Tomb Raider||2001||Director||n/a||4|
|The Cape||2011 2011||Director||n/a||4|
|Night of the Living Dead: Origins||2014||Producer||n/a||3|
|Tolkien & Lewis||2015||Producer||n/a||3|
|Black Hawk Down||2001||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Lara Croft: Tomb Raider||2001||Screenplay||(Adaptation)||1|
|Directed Pepsi and Budweiser spots seen on the SuperBowl XXIX (ABC) telecast|
|With Jerry Bruckheimer, served as producer on "Black Hawk Down," based on a 1993 battle involving U.S. forces in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission|
|Directed second feature "The General's Daughter," starring John Travolta|
|Collaborated with director of photography David Tattersall on the star-studded "charity video" ("Life Aid Armenia") in Britain|
|Began career as apprentice film editor at the BBC|
|Moved to the U.S. and worked out of Limelight's Los Angeles office|
|Awarded grant from British Arts Council; directed and wrote short film "Dolly Mixtures"|
|Directed Nicolas Cage in action thriller "Stolen"|
|Joined Pilot Pictures, made a series of successful award-winning TV spots for Little Caesar's pizza company, among others|
|Feature directorial debut, "Con Air"; reteamed with director of photography Tattersall|
|Signed by Limelight London to direct music videos|
|Worked as an assistant cameraman on "The Russia House"|
|Joined Propaganda Films|
|Directed Jason Statham in action thriller "The Mechanic"|
|Helmed third film "Tomb Raider," based on the popular video game and starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft; also wrote adapted screenplay|
|Directed the remake of the 1979 thriller "When a Stranger Calls"|
|Formed Wychwood Productions|
|Directed episodes of "Keen Eddie" (Fox, Bravo)|
|Helmed the action sequel "The Expendables 2," featuring Sylvester Stallone, Statham, and Jean-Claude Van Damme|
|Joined Satellite Films; directed TV commercials for AT&T, MCI, Sprint and Ford Motor Company|
|"[In the action genre] you're working in quite a strict structure of rhythm. The audience has a rhythm in their head, and even though they may not be able to articulate it, they have that pattern [in mind as to] when things should happen and whether the end is big enough and things like that.
"And you suddenly realize you're in the middle of this quite classical piece of drama that you have to stick to. If you start breaking too many rules, everyone gets uncomfortable. I think that 'under two hours' [running time] really does help the action movie because of the level of visceral bombardment you're being given. The body can only take it for so long." – West quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, June 13-15, 1997
|"There's nothing English about my work at all." – West quoted in Variety, July 24-30, 2000|
|West won the Golden Lion from the International Advertising Festival in Cannes for Little Caesar's "Italian Feast" and a Clio for Little Caesar's "Airplane." A USA Today poll voted his Pepsi "Innertube" spot the most popular commercial of the 1995 Super Bowl. The ad also won the Cannes Golden Lion and the Clio Awards. In addition, his highly regarded Budweiser "Ants" spot won a Bronze in Cannes in 1995.|
|About working with the talented actors assembled for "Con Air": "I never tried to make them all meld because they're all such different people. They all got along and had a really great time in this very male environment. They'd have competitions, who could do the most press-ups, who could run the fastest. Really childish boys' humor. I think they were clever enough to realize that as long as the work was good on the screen they were going to be well thought of, so they didn't have any interest in pushing their ego on the screen.
"John [Malkovich] was all right with me. He would do 20 takes and each one was completely different: he would do it in a child's voice, or he would sing. I kept thinking, 'no way is any of this going to get in the movie', but when I was editing more and more of those scenes when he's being more psychotic came in."
|"All the characters are based on real people except for Steve Buscemi. One of the things that almost put me off the script was that there was a serial killer in it and it is such a cliché. So, instead of making him the worst of the worst, he does nothing. The audience has all the horror in their heads." – West to "Film Web Interviews," www.futurenet.com|
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