Formerly the man behind the man-director Guy Ritchie, to be exact-producer Matthew Vaugh had enough of being the quiet one and grabbed hold of the wheel to direct his first feature-the smart and edgy gangster thriller, “Layer Cake” (2005). Despite expectations that he would fall flat on his face, Vaughn instead made a sharp movie that caused critics to swoon with delight. More polished and sophisticated than Ritchie’s comic heists, “Layer Cake” marked Vaughn’s emergence as a filmmaking force to be reckoned with. Even before the film opened in U.S. theaters, Hollywood considered him a hot prospect, seeking him out to direct “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”. Not bad for a guy once derisively called Mr. Schiffer for his high-profile marriage to supermodel, Claudia Schiffer.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, Vaughn was educated at Stowe School in Buckingham, England. Taking a year off between Stowe and university, he traveled the world on a Hard Rock Café tour and landed back in Los Angeles… read more
One of the most mature action directors I've ever seen. His last two films don't just care about action but character, story and drama that really works. He also has a good sense of humour and makes sure the slo-mo and action cinematography isn't overblown. His first two directed films were good, but seeing his last two films, he has a great future ahead of him and I think it would kick ass of him to team up with the likes of Edgar Wright.
I had to read that first sentence like three times before I understood it. If you are going to go the hyphen route--and not the semicolon or parentheses ones--then you need to make use of DOUBLE hyphens. I thought man-director was some weird term I had never heard of. - MUBI Grammar Police