Ridley Scott

Film Director + Producer
Born Nov 30, 1937

Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. His best-known films include Scott's commercial breakthrough Alien (1979), sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982), Black Rain (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), best picture Oscar-winner Gladiator (2000), Hannibal (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), Robin Hood (2010), and Prometheus (2012).… Read More

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1937 Birth Born on November 30, 1937.


1963 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1963 Scott was named in title credits as "Designer" for the BBC television programme Tonight, about the severe winter of 1963.
1964 26 Years Old Ridley Scott was married to Felicity Heywood from 1964 to 1975. … Read More
1965 27 Years Old In 1965, he began directing episodes of television series for the BBC, only one of which, an episode of Adam Adamant Lives!, is available commercially. (He directed two others, but these have been wiped.)


1968 30 Years Old In 1968, Ridley and Tony Scott founded Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), a film and commercial production company.
1973 35 Years Old Working alongside Alan Parker, Hugh Hudson and cinematographer Hugh Johnson, Ridley Scott made many commercials at RSA during the 1970s, including a notable 1973 Hovis advertisement, "Bike Round" (underscored by the slow movement of Symphony No. 9 rearranged for brass), set in the north of England but filmed in Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset. … Read More


1979 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Scott had originally planned next to adapt a version of Tristan and Iseult, but after seeing Star Wars, he became convinced of the potential of large scale, effects-driven films. He accepted the job of directing Alien, the 1979 horror/science-fiction film that would win him international success. … Read More
1984 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984 Scott directed a big-budget ($900,000) television commercial, "1984", to launch Apple's Macintosh computer.
1985 47 Years Old In 1985 Scott directed Legend, a fantasy film produced by Arnon Milchan. … Read More
1987 49 Years Old Scott made Someone to Watch Over Me, a romantic thriller starring Tom Berenger and Mimi Rogers in 1987, and Black Rain (1989), a police drama starring Michael Douglas and Andy García, shot partially in Japan. … Read More


1995 57 Years Old In 1995, Ridley and his brother Tony formed a production company, Scott Free Productions, in Los Angeles. … Read More


2003 - 2005 2 More Events
Unhappy with the theatrical version of Kingdom of Heaven (which he blamed on paying too much attention to the opinions of preview audiences in addition to relenting when Fox wanted 45 minutes shaved off), Scott supervised a director's cut of the film, the true version of what he wanted, which was released on DVD in 2006. … Read More
2007 - 2010 5 More Events
His younger brother Tony, who was also his business partner in their company Scott Free, died on 19 August 2012 at the age of 68 after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge which spans Los Angeles Harbor, after a long struggle with cancer. … Read More
2013 75 Years Old 1 More Event
On 24 June 2013, Scott's series Crimes of the Century debuted on CNN.
…  Scott informed the Variety publication in November 2014 that he was no longer the director for the film and would only fulfill a producer's role.
2015 77 Years Old 1 More Event
Scott also revealed that filming would begin sometime within 2015, and that Harrison Ford has signed on to reprise his role from the original film but his character should only appear in "the third act" of the sequel. … Read More
On 10 May 2016, it was announced that Scott and Goddard would be reteaming to adapt the book Wraiths of the Broken Land by S. … Read More
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