Andrew Davis is a Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer, Director of Photography and Cinematography American born on 21 november 1946 at Chicago (USA)
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Nationality USABirth 21 november 1946
(74 years) at Chicago (USA
Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1946) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer who is known for directing a number of successful action thrillers including Code of Silence, Above the Law, Under Siege and The Fugitive.
Davis was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and has directed several films using Chicago as a backdrop. He is the son of actor Nathan Davis and Metta Davis and the brother of musician Richard "Richie" Peter Davis (co-founder of the cover band Chicago Catz) and Jo Ellen Friedman.
After attending the Harand Camp of the Theater Arts summer camp program and Bowen High School, Davis went on to study journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was not long before his interest in civil rights and anti-war issues converged with his growing interest in film-making. Davis was mentored by acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler with whom he worked on Medium Cool and began his film career as a cameraman on blaxploitation films like The Hit Man, Cool Breeze and The Slams in the 1970s.
His first feature film as a director was the semi-biographical story Stony Island. The film was finally released on DVD on April 24, 2012, thirty-four years after its theatrical release. Davis later directed such films as The Fugitive, Under Siege, Above the Law (both starring Steven Seagal), Code of Silence, Holes, The Package and The Guardian. Davis also directed the cutscenes for the videogame Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.
In October 2006, he told a London press conference that he intends to make a film fusing the novels Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and Tom Jones by Henry Fielding.