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Born: March 7, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: director, producer

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Producer-director-writer Matthew Vaughn initially made his mark as the man behind the scenes on films directed by friend Guy Ritchie only to eclipse that reputation when he assumed the director's chair for projects of his own. His collaboration with Ritchie began on the breakout U.K. independent hit "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" (1999), followed by the similarly themed criminal caper "Snatch" (2001). Less successful was the change of tack the cinematic duo took with the reviled theatrical bomb "Swept Away" (2002), a romantic comedy starring Ritchie's wife, pop superstar, Madonna. Not to be outdone, Vaughn also landed a prize bride when he wed supermodel Claudia Schiffer in 2002. Taking the reigns on his next effort, Vaughn made his directorial debut with the crime thriller "Layer Cake" (2004), a film that shared similarities with Ritchie's earlier works, although with a decidedly more serious tone. After the movie became a surprise hit, offers poured in and the newly minted director took on the fantasy adventure "Stardust" (2007). Although the film was not quite the hoped for box office bonanza, Vaughn returned triumphant when he helmed "Kick-Ass" (2010), a violent superhero movie that...

Producer-director-writer Matthew Vaughn initially made his mark as the man behind the scenes on films directed by friend Guy Ritchie only to eclipse that reputation when he assumed the director's chair for projects of his own. His collaboration with Ritchie began on the breakout U.K. independent hit "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" (1999), followed by the similarly themed criminal caper "Snatch" (2001). Less successful was the change of tack the cinematic duo took with the reviled theatrical bomb "Swept Away" (2002), a romantic comedy starring Ritchie's wife, pop superstar, Madonna. Not to be outdone, Vaughn also landed a prize bride when he wed supermodel Claudia Schiffer in 2002. Taking the reigns on his next effort, Vaughn made his directorial debut with the crime thriller "Layer Cake" (2004), a film that shared similarities with Ritchie's earlier works, although with a decidedly more serious tone. After the movie became a surprise hit, offers poured in and the newly minted director took on the fantasy adventure "Stardust" (2007). Although the film was not quite the hoped for box office bonanza, Vaughn returned triumphant when he helmed "Kick-Ass" (2010), a violent superhero movie that performed well with genre fans. He stuck with the capes and tights crowd, moving on to the prequel "X-Men: First Class" (2011) as director and co-writer. Inarguably ambitious, Vaughn's experience as a producer and his demonstrated skill behind the camera made him one of the more formidable young Turks in early 21st century film.

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  Kick-Ass (2010)
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  Stardust (2007)
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  Layer Cake (2005) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Yuppie In Car
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Traveled the world on a Hard Rock Café tour
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Worked as an assistant to a director in Los Angeles before returning to England to attend University
1995:
Made producing debut with the little-seen thriller, "The Innocent Sleep," starring Annabella Sciorra and Michael Gambon
1999:
Partnered with Guy Ritchie to produce the gangster comedy, "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
2001:
Re-teamed with Ritchie to produce, "Snatch"
2002:
Co-produced with Ritchie the British feature, "Mean Machine"
2002:
Again partnered with Ritchie to produce the critically panned, "Swept Away," which starred Ritchie's then wife Madonna
2004:
Made directorial debut with the gangster film, "Layer Cake," starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller
2004:
Helmed an ensemble cast in "Stardust," a fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's novella of the same name
2009:
Co-produced the crime thriller, "Harry Brown"
2010:
Directed a film adaption of Mark Millar's "Kick-Ass"
2011:
Directed a prequel to the "X-Men" film series, "X-Men: First Class"
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Education

University College London: -
University College London: -
Stowe School: Stowe , Buckinghamshire -

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