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Ridley Scott Biography

Birth Place:
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Profession
Director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Graduated from London's Royal College of Art with first-class honors
  • Began career in the 1960s as a set designer, then director, for BBC TV
  • First feature film, The Duellists, was nominated for the Palme d'Or and unanimously won Best First Work at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977
  • Founded Ridley Scott Associates, a U
  • K
  • -based commercial production company, through which he directed some 3,000 TV commercials, including the classic 1984 ad for Apple Computers that aired during the 1984 Super Bowl
  • Owns a production company called Scott Free with his brother, director Tony Scott
  • His son Jake and daughter Jordan are both filmmakers
  • Knighted in 2003

Awards

  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2016BAFTA Film Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2015Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2015Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2015National Board of Review-Best Director: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Nonfiction Special: winner
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: winner
  • 2001American Film Institute-Best Director: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 2001Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2000Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: nominated
  • 2000Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 1992BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: nominated
  • 1992BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 1992César Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 1991Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 1991Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 1978David di Donatello Awards-Best Foreign Director: winner
  • 1977Cannes Film Festival-Jury Prize For Best First Feature: winner

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