English film director, producer, and writer, Guy Ritchie made his directorial debut in 1995 with a 20-minute short. He directed his first feature film ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,’ a British crime comedy in 1998, which became a blockbuster hit and brought Ritchie international acclaim. The most commercially successful film directed by him so far is the 2009 British-American neo-noir mystery-period-action film ‘Sherlock Holmes’ that featured Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in starring roles. His other notable films include ‘Snatch’ (2000), ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ (2011), and ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ (2015).
His journey in film industry started during the mid-1990s with entry-level jobs after he dropped out of secondary school. With time, he began directing commercials before foraying into directing films. He directed his then wife, American singer-songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur, Madonna in music video of her song ‘What It Feels Like for a Girl’ (2001); in short film, ‘Star,’ and in the film ‘Swept Away’ (2002).
Filmography of Guy Ritchie includes top-grossing films like ‘Snatch,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and its 2011 sequel. It also includes box-office failures like ‘Swept Away’ and ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ (2017). His upcoming directorial venture ‘Aladdin,’ an American musical-romantic-fantasy film is planned for a May 2019 release.