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This Week's Striking Stars: Guy Ritchie

On today's edition of Striking Stars we take a close look at one of the most entertaining directors to come out of the British Isles in the past fifteen years. Whether you're a fan of his stylish stories or not, one thing is for certain: he knows a thing or two about the martial arts.

Continue reading for the thrilling conclusion to this week's Striking Stars: Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie's first film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels landed quietly in the U.S. in 1998 and became an immediate cult hit. The movie was so well received that his next film, Snatch, managed to even get the attention of Brad Pitt. His filmography has since been comprised mostly of the 'caper' sub-genre, until finding a steady bit of success with the recent Sherlock Holmes reboots. He is a talented director who, at his best, can create without rival a stylish, well told, and entertaining story.

He can also submit you faster than one of his jump cuts.

His name is Ritchie. Guy Ritchie.
Today's Striking Star: Guy Ritchie

How Do You Know Him?

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) - Director
  • Snatch (2000) - Director
  • Rock 'n Rolla (2008) - Director
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009) - Director

  • So that's why the fight scenes in Sherlock were so cool!

    Why You Shouldn't Mess With Him:

    • Began training in Shotokan karate at the age of seven.

    • Holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

    • He brought us Snatch, one of the coolest British-crime capers to hit U.S. shores.

    What's that? You didn't like Revolver? Sorry, can't hear you!

    Final Thoughts:

    Guy Ritchie is yet another celebrity of whom it is difficult to find a wealth of information regarding their martial arts activities. We can certainly confirm that he does have an impressive martial arts background. It's just too bad we can't find much more than the above picture of the old boy in action!

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