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Tony Scott

Film Director
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Born Jun 21, 1944

Anthony David "Tony" Scott was a British film director and producer from England. His films were generally more popular with audiences than critics, and include The Hunger (1983), Top Gun (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Days of Thunder (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Spy Game (2001), Déjà Vu (2006), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) and Unstoppable (2010).… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Born on June 21, 1944.

TWENTIES

1967 23 Years Old Scott married three times. His first marriage was to BAFTA Award winning TV production designer Gerry Boldy (1944–2007) in 1967. They were divorced in 1974.
1969 25 Years Old Scott studied art in Leeds after failing to gain admission to the Royal College of Art in London at his first attempt. He made a short film in 1969 based on the Ambrose Bierce story One of the Missing.

THIRTIES

1975 31 Years Old Scott took time out in 1975 to direct a television adaptation of the Henry James story The Author of Beltraffio.
1980 36 Years Old After the feature film successes of fellow British directors Hugh Hudson, Alan Parker, Adrian Lyne and his elder brother during the late 1970s, all of whom had graduated from directing advertising commercials, he received initial overtures from Hollywood in 1980. … Read More
1982 38 Years Old Scott persisted in trying to embark on a feature film career. Among the ideas interesting to him was an adaptation of the Anne Rice novel Interview with the Vampire then in development. MGM was already developing the vampire film The Hunger, for which they brought Scott on in 1982. … Read More

FORTIES

1985 - 1986 2 More Events
1987 43 Years Old Following the success of Top Gun, Scott found himself on Hollywood's A-list of action directors. He re-teamed with Simpson and Bruckheimer in 1987 to direct Eddie Murphy and Brigitte Nielsen in the highly anticipated sequel Beverly Hills Cop II. … Read More
1990 46 Years Old He subsequently met film and TV actress Donna Wilson, who was 24 years younger, on the set of Days of Thunder in 1990; they married in 1994. She gave birth to their twin sons, Frank and Max, in 2000. … Read More
1993 49 Years Old In 1993, Scott directed True Romance costing just $13m, from a script by Quentin Tarantino. … Read More

FIFTIES

1996 52 Years Old His follow-up film, 1996's The Fan, starred Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin and Benicio del Toro.
1998 54 Years Old Scott's 1998 film Enemy of the State, a conspiracy thriller, starred Will Smith and Gene Hackman, and was his highest-grossing film of the decade.
2001 57 Years Old His next film, Spy Game, was released in November 2001. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2004 60 Years Old Scott subsequently directed another thriller starring Denzel Washington, Man on Fire, released in April 2004.
2005 61 Years Old Scott and his brother Ridley were co-producers of the TV series Numb3rs, which aired from 2005 to 2010. … Read More
2006 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, he contributed voice-over to a song called Dreamstalker on Hybrid's album I Choose Noise; Scott has worked together with Hybrid on several films through mutual friend Harry Gregson-Williams. … Read More
2009 65 Years Old Scott once again teamed up with Denzel Washington on The Taking of Pelham 123, which also starred John Travolta and was released in cinemas on 12 June 2009. The film was a remake of the 1974 film of the same title starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. 2009 also saw the debut of The Good Wife, a legal drama television series which had Scott and his brother as two of several executive producers.
He was the younger brother of film director Ridley Scott. They both graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. In November 2010, Tony (and Ridley) Scott received the BAFTA Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment.
As Ridley had previously cast him in a film, he reciprocated by giving his brother a role too. "The film cost £1,000", he recalled in April 2012. … Read More
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