Tony Scott

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Tony Scott
  • Birth Place: Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/21/1944, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 08/19/2012
  • Profession: Director; producer; actor
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Tony Scott Fast Facts:
  • Made his acting debut in older brother Ridley Scott's first film, the 1965 short Boy and Bicycle.
  • After unsuccessfully attempting a career as a painter for several years, broke into the entertainment industry as a partner and director for Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), the UK-based commercial production company his brother founded in 1968.
  • First big box-office success came in 1986 with the Tom Cruise-starring Top Gun, which grossed more than $175 million in the U.S. and nearly $350 million worldwide.
  • Received nearly 20 Television/Cinema Clio Awards for directing commercials for British Airways (1985), Marlboro (1989), and United Airlines, Holiday Inn and the Oldsmobile Intrigue (all 1998), as well as for producing and directing a series of popular 2003 BMW short films-ads.
  • Was good friends with the real-life Domino Harvey, subject of his 2005 film Domino.
  • Keeps a portion of LSD guru Timothy Leary's ashes in his bathroom.
  • Worked with actor Denzel Washington on five films: Crimson Tide (1995), Man on Fire (2004), Deja Vu (2006), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) and Unstoppable (2010).
  • Tony Scott Relationships:
  • Gerry Scott - Ex-wife
  • Donna Wilson - Wife
  • Elizabeth Jean Scott - Mother
  • Frank Scott - Son
  • Glynis Sanders - Ex-wife
  • Francis Scott - Father
  • Ridley Scott - Brother
  • Jake Scott - Nephew
  • Max Scott - Son
  • Frank Scott - Brother
  • Jordan Scott - Niece
  • Luke Scott - Nephew
  • Tony Scott Awards:
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Special - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended West Hartlepool College of Art, Hartlepool, England; Sunderland Art College, Sunderland, England (BFA in Painting); Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds, England; Royal College of Art, London, England (MFA in Film, 1972)

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