Guy Ritchie
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"Guy Stuart Ritchie" is an English filmmaker known for his crime films. He left high school and got entry-level jobs in the film industry in the mid-1990s. He eventually graduated to directing commercials. He made his first film in 1995, a 20-minute short which impressed investors who backed his first feature film, the crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). He then directed another crime comedy, Snatch (film)/Snatch (2000). His first two films were a commercial and critical success. His next two films, the romantic comedy Swept Away (2002 film)/Swept Away (2002) and the crime drama Revolver (2005 film)/Revolver (2005) were not a commercial or critical success. The next crime drama, RocknRolla (2008), received mixed reviews and a modest box office return. In 2009, he directed his first films in the action mystery genre, with Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)/Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). Both films were major box office successes, and the two films received positive, and moderately positive reviews, respectively.

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