Tony Scott

Director, Producer, Executive
Often dismissed by some as Ridley Scott's more commercial brother, director Tony Scott established himself in the mid-1980s as one of mainstream Hollywood's more reliable and stylish action filmmakers. Not necessarily ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1944 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (36)

The Good Wife 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Labyrinth 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Coma 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Killing Lincoln 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stoker 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The East 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

World Without End 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Prophets of Science Fiction 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Grey 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cracks 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gettysburg 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Life in a Day 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cyrus 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pillars of the Earth 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Unstoppable 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Welcome to the Rileys 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Into the Storm 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tell Tale 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Andromeda Strain 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Company (TNT) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tristan & Isolde 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Domino 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

In Her Shoes 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Man on Fire 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

AFP: American Fighter Pilots 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hostage 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lonely War 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Where the Money Is 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

RKO 281 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Christmas at the Movies 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last Debate (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (19)

Numb3rs 1997 - 2000, 2004 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Unstoppable 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Domino 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Man on Fire 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fan 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Crimson Tide 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Revenge 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hunger 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Loving Memory 1968 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (6)

Tom Cruise 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story Behind: Top Gun 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunger: An MTV Sneak Preview 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

Director A (Actor)

Biography

Often dismissed by some as Ridley Scott's more commercial brother, director Tony Scott established himself in the mid-1980s as one of mainstream Hollywood's more reliable and stylish action filmmakers. Not necessarily an auteur, Scott built a solid reputation as a skilled hired gun for producers Jerry Bruckheimer and the late Don Simpson on several of the highest grossing films, starting with "Top Gun" (1986), a high-concept action movie that made a mega-star out of the film's lead, Tom Cruise. Though he struggled a bit afterwards with over-the-top exercises in style over substance like "Days of Thunder" (1990) and "The Last Boy Scout" (1991), Scott managed to score a cult-like triumph with the underrated "True Romance" (1993), penned by rising indie filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. After helming the commercially viable action thriller "Crimson Tide" (1995), he directed "Enemy of the State" (1998), a rich and compelling political thriller that many considered to be the best film in the Scott canon. As he focused more on producing quality television movies and miniseries like "The Gathering Storm" (HBO, 2002) and "The Company" (TNT, 2007), Scott continued making stylish commercial films that often varied in terms of creative success, though his tragic suicide in August 2012 cut short a brilliant career that always managed to maintain significant audience interest.

Relationships

Brigitte Nielsen Actor

Companion
Reportedly had an affair during the filming of "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987) while both were married at the time (Nielsen to Sylvester Stallone)

Glynis Sanders

Wife
Married 1986 Divorced 1987

Jake Scott Actor

Nephew

Francis Scott

Father
Served in the British military during WWII; officer in the Royal Engineers

Ridley Scott Executive Producer

Brother
Born Nov. 30, 1937 Directed the films "Alien" (1979), "Blade Runner" (1982), and "Gladiator" (2000) Co-produced the TV series "Numb3rs" (CBS), and formed the film and TV production company Scott Free Productions

Gerry Scott Executive Producer

Wife
Married 1967 Divorced 1974

Elizabeth Scott

Mother
Died 2001

Frank Scott

Son
Born 2000; twin of Max; mother, Donna Wilson

Max Scott

Son
Born 2000; twin of Frank; mother, Donna Wilson

Frank Scott

Brother
Born 1934 Joined the Merchant Navy Died 1980 from skin cancer

Donna Wilson Executive Producer

Wife
Married Nov. 24, 1994 Acted in several of husband's films including "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Enemy of the State" (1998) and "Domino" (2005)

EDUCATION

Royal College of Art

1972
Attended on scholarship

University of Sunderland

Sunderland
Earned a fine arts degree from the School of Art

Leeds College of Art and Design

Leeds 1969
Attended for one year of graduate studies

Milestones

2012

Produced sci-fi thriller "Prometheus," directed by brother Ridley Scott

2010

Re-teamed with Washington as director of thriller "Unstoppable"

2009

Again teamed with Washington for the remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123"; also co-starred John Travolta

2009

Executive produced acclaimed CBS drama "The Good Wife"

2007

Produced "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"; starred Brad Pitt as James and Casey Affleck as Ford

2006

Re-teamed with Denzel Washington to direct "Deja Vu"

2005

Directed and produced "Domino," a film about Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley), model turned bounty hunter and daughter of actor Laurence Harvey

2005

Co-produced (with brother Ridley Scott) the CBS series "Numb3rs"

2004

Directed Denzel Washington as an assassin hired to protect Dakota Fanning in "Man on Fire"

2002

Executive produced Richard Loncraine's "The Gathering Storm"; starred Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave as Winston and Clemmie Churchill

2001

Helmed thriller "Spy Game," starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt

2000

Served as one of the producers of the Paul Newman caper "Where the Money Is"

2000

Executive produced the Showtime political drama "The Last Debate"

1999

Produced the Emmy-nominated HBO drama "RKO 281" with brother Ridley

1998

Directed political thriller "Enemy of the State," starring Hackman and Will Smith

1998

Produced the dark comedy "Clay Pigeons"

1997

Directed episode of the Showtime series "The Hunger," based on his film of the same name

1995

Purchased (with Ridley) London's Shepperton Studios from Panavision subsidiary, Lee International

1995

Directed Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington in thriller "Crimson Tide"; Tarantino did uncredited work on the script

1993

Directed the Quentin Tarantino-penned script "True Romance"

1990

Made TV producing debut with "Christmas at the Movies," a syndicated holiday special hosted by Gene Kelly

1990

Helmed successful auto racing drama "Days of Thunder"; re-teamed with Cruise, Bruckheimer, and Simpson

1987

Directed Eddie Murphy in hit comedy "Beverly Hills Cop II"; second collaboration with Bruckheimer and Simpson

1986

Helmed blockbuster film "Top Gun"; first collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson

1983

Directed first feature "The Hunger"

1968

Directed first short films "One of the Missing" (1969) and "Loving Memory" (1971) for the British Film Institute (credited as Anthony Scott)

Began career as a partner in his brother's commercial production company, Ridley Scott Associates

Spent eight years in art school

Worked as a painter for five years

Bonus Trivia

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He was not to be confused with the English actor named Tony Scott who appeared in Les Blair's "Number One/Street Wise" (1984).

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"I've always been a hired gun to the studios, always having to deal with other people's ideas. [With 'True Romance'] I was one of the producers on the movie, and so I had total creative control, for the first time in seven movies I was going down one avenue, which was, creatively, my avenue. It's been the best experience of my life." – Scott to Movieline magazine, September 1993

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"You see, I'm perceived as being very sweet, but people think there's something a little dangerous about me, and therefore they usually don't f*ck with me." – Scott to Movieline magazine, June 1996

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