22 August, 2012

R.I.P Tony Scott 1944-2012

Tony and his brother Ridley
On the 19th August we lost a great film director Tony Scott, he was 68 at the time of his death an reports are saying that he jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California. After finding his car parked on the bridge, the authorities later found a suicide not in his office. The reasons behind him taking his own life are currently unknown.

"A passerby who saw Scott jump from the bridge called 911, according to a statement released by the coroner’s office late Sunday.

The coroner’s office declined to comment or confirm a Los Angeles Times report that authorities found contact information in Scott’s car parked on the bridge, and later found a suicide note in his office.

Born Anthony D.L. Scott in North Shields, England, in 1944, Tony — as he was known — got his start as a teenager in front of the camera, starring in his older brother Ridley Scott’s film “Boy and Bicycle.” In 1995, the two joined forces to create the production company, Scott Free Productions."
Source: CNN

If you are not familiar with film directors because you're more into the actors, then here are a few of the great films Tony worked on during his 40+ years in the industry;
  • Hunger (1983)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • Enemy Of The State (1998)
  • Spy Game (2001)
  • Deja Vu (2006)
  • The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)
  • Unstoppable (2010)

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