Tony Scott

Tony Scott

  • Highest Rated: 93% RKO 281 (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% Domino (2005)
  • Birthday: Jun 21, 1944
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • While still a teenager, producer and director Tony Scott made his first foray into film with an appearance in his big brother Ridley Scott's first short film, Boy and Bicycle. He later attended London's Royal College of Art, as did his brother, and proceeded to get his feet wet behind the camera, at first by directing TV commercials for his brother's production company Ridley Scott Associates. He became a leader in the British commercial industry, directing countless ads and building up an impressive resumé over the years.By the early '80s, Tony Scott was ready to begin directing films, and for his first project, he agreed to tackle MGM's artful vampire pic The Hunger, starring David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve. The movie was released in 1983 to a disappointing silence at the box office, and for the next few years Scott returned to commercials as he waited for his next opportunity to come along. That project came in the form of an offer from producer Jerry Bruckheimer to direct a fun action drama about hotshot fighter jet pilots -- Top Gun. Scott's darker artistic sensibilities didn't jive with Bruckheimer's ideas at first -- he had images of Apocalypse Now and The Road Warrior in mind, while the producers were envisioning something poppier and easy to digest. Finally, Scott understood what they were asking for and created the rock & roll and blue-skies flick that they had in mind. The movie was a massive box-office hit, ushering Scott into the next tier of filmmakers and making a star out of Tom Cruise.Scott almost instantly became the man to call on for fun action romps, directing films like Beverly Hills Cop II in 1987, Days of Thunder in 1990, and The Last Boy Scout in 1991. He also directed a script written by a then unknown named Quentin Tarantino called True Romance. Starring a top-notch ensemble cast including Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, and Brad Pitt, the film was something of a sleeper at the box office. The exuberant tribute to cinematic expressions of love, crime, violence, and rock & roll quickly became another cult hit -- and a preview of things to come from the writer behind it. The movie also served as a reminder that Scott was capable of more sensitive and artistic sentiments than the testosterone-driven pictures that encompassed much of his filmography.That is not to say Scott was not quite at home in the action and thriller areas of film, as he spent the 1990s churning out popular titles like Crimson Tide, The Fan, and Enemy of the State. He continued with his trademark action-with-a-sense-of-humor style in the new millennium with films like Spy Game, Man on Fire, and Domino, but by this time he was trying his hand at producing as well. Scott produced and executive produced TV ventures like The Last Debate, The Gathering Storm, and Numb3rs, as well as features such as Tristan + Isolde and In Her Shoes, and his own Man on Fire and Domino. Scott's next three films, 2006's Deja Vu, and 2009's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and 2010's Unstoppable, found the director becoming something of a frequent collaborator with Hollywood heavyweight Denzel Washington. Yet just as his career would circle back with the development of Top Gun 2, Tony took his own life by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. He left behind a wife, two twin boys, and a breadth of work that was unique, satisfying, and always delivered with a stylish flair that only became more daring as his career went on.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

77% Get Santa Producer $1.8M 2014
53% Out of the Furnace Producer $8.4M 2013
75% The East Executive Producer $1.7M 2013
69% Stoker Producer $1.8M 2013
No Score Yet Killing Lincoln Executive Producer 2013
79% The Grey Executive Producer $51.6M 2012
No Score Yet Loving Memory Screenwriter Director 2012
81% Life in a Day Executive Producer $0.3M 2011
43% Cracks Executive Producer $18.1K 2011
No Score Yet Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz Actor 2011
No Score Yet Gettysburg Executive Producer 2011
86% Unstoppable Producer $81.6M 2010
54% Welcome to the Rileys Executive Producer $0.2M 2010
80% Cyrus Executive Producer $7.5M 2010
49% The A-Team Producer Executive Producer $77.3M 2010
No Score Yet Tell-Tale (Tell Tale) Producer 2010
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Producer Director $65.5M 2009
No Score Yet Into the Storm Executive Producer 2008
77% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Executive Producer Producer $4M 2007
No Score Yet The Company Executive Producer 2007
55% Déjà Vu Director $64M 2006
31% Tristan & Isolde Producer Executive Producer $14.6M 2006
18% Domino Director $10.2M 2005
75% In Her Shoes Executive Producer $32.9M 2005
39% Man on Fire Director Producer $77.7M 2004
No Score Yet Beat the Devil Director 2002
83% The Gathering Storm Executive Producer 2002
66% Spy Game Director $62.4M 2001
47% Where the Money Is Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet The Last Debate Executive Producer 2000
93% RKO 281 Executive Producer 1999
71% Enemy of the State Director 1998
62% Clay Pigeons Executive Producer 1998
34% The Fan Director 1996
88% Crimson Tide Director 1995
70% True Lies Director 1994
92% True Romance Director 1993
46% The Last Boy Scout Director 1991
39% Days of Thunder Director 1990
38% Revenge Director 1990
46% Beverly Hills Cop II Director 1987
55% Top Gun Director 1986
No Score Yet Surrogate Jones 1984
52% The Hunger Director 1983
No Score Yet Boy and Bicycle (Boy on a Bicycle) Actor 1965
No Score Yet Operation Bikini CPO Perez 1963
No Score Yet Claro Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

64% Labyrinth
2012
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
48% Coma
2012
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
40% The Andromeda Strain
2008
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2008
73% The Company
2007
Executive Producer
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Cindy
  • 1998
86% Pillars of the Earth
2010
Executive Producer Producer

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