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Ridley Scott

1937 - Today

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Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. Best known for directing films in the science fiction and historical drama genres, his work is known for its atmospheric and highly concentrated visual style. Scott has received many accolades throughout his career, including the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2018. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ridley Scott has received more than 14,455,715 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Ridley Scott is the 10th most popular film director (up from 16th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 107th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Film Director.

Ridley Scott is most famous for directing the films Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Thelma and Louise, and Black Hawk Down.

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  • 14M

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  • 76.48

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  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.03

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  • 4.35

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Among film directors, Ridley Scott ranks 10 out of 1,581Before him are Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Hayao Miyazaki, and Woody Allen. After him are Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, and Andrei Tarkovsky.

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Among people born in 1937, Ridley Scott ranks 7Before him are Saddam Hussein, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Harald V of Norway, Valentina Tereshkova, and Jack Nicholson. After him are Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Renzo Piano, Bobby Charlton, and Queen Sonja of Norway.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ridley Scott ranks 74 out of 7,765Before him are Alex Ferguson (1941), James VI and I (1566), Neville Chamberlain (1869), David Livingstone (1813), J. M. W. Turner (1775), and Edward III of England (1312). After him are Edward II of England (1284), William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), John Dee (1527), David Bowie (1947), and Mary Shelley (1797).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Ridley Scott ranks 2Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899). After him are Ken Loach (1936), Richard Attenborough (1923), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Brook (1925), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).