Filmmaker Guy Ritchie is celebrated for writing and directing crime comedy movies. Born in England in 1968, he launched his career with heist film ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’. Based on a $1.35 million budget, it was a box office hit and grossed $28.3 million.
Ritchies next successful movie ‘Snatch’ starred an ensemble cast, to include Brad Pitt, Benicio del Tora, Jason Statham, Dennis Farina and Vinnie Jones. Set around the London criminal underworld, this film boasts an assortment of characters, such as an arms-dealer, a professional thief, a gambling addict, pikeys, a bounty hunter and an American gangster-jeweller.
Unfortunately, in 2002, his next feature ‘Swept Away’ with his then wife Madonna, was panned by critics and audiences left disappointed.
However, his career was quickly resurrected with his adaptation of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and its sequel ‘Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows’, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Combined these movies grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
The recently released screen version of the spy TV series ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’, somewhat tailored to James Bond, has opened to mixed reviews.Share: