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Who is Guy Ritchie?

by Ratan Srivastava
Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie is indeed a movie director, producer, screenwriter, actor, as well as a businessman from the United Kingdom. His credits include British gangster flicks as well as the Robert Downey Jr.-starring Sherlock Holmes movie.

Ritchie dropped out of school there at age of 15 as well as worked inside the movie industry’s entry-level positions until moving on to directing television commercials. He made his feature-length directing debut with the criminal comedy Lock, Stock, as well as Two Smoking Barrels, which he helmed in 1995. With his second picture, Snatch (2000), he acquired notoriety, which was a critical and economic triumph. After Snatch, Ritchie directed Swept Away (2002), a critically derided box-office failure featuring Madonna, with whom he was married from 2000 until 2008. He went on to direct Revolver (2005) as well as RocknRolla (2008), both of which were critically panned. He helmed two film office smashes, Sherlock Holmes as well as its sequel, in 2009 and 2011.

The former received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Art Direction.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015), a recreation of a 1960 spy series, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), and the live-action rendition of Disney’s Aladdin are among his previous directorial films (2019). During its theatrical run, Aladdin grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing pictures of the year and the 34th highest-grossing movie of all time. He returned to criminal comedy in 2020 well With Gentlemen (2019), which earned largely positive reviews and became a commercial success. He directed Jason Statham in the action picture Wrath of Man in 2021.

Ritchie began his Shotokan karate instruction at the Budokwai in London when he was seven years old, and went on to earn a black belt in both Shotokan and Judo. He’s also a Renzo Gracie black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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