Ridley Scott

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Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. He has directed the science fiction horror film Alien (1979), the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner (1982), the road adventure film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and the science fiction film The Martian (2015). Scott began his career as a television designer and director before moving into advertising, where he honed his filmmaking skills by making inventive mini-films for television commercials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ridley Scott has received more than 12,082,337 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Ridley Scott is the 16th most popular film director (down from 14th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 99th 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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  • 80.70

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  • 75

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Ridley Scott ranks 16 out of 1,580Before him are Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. After him are Leni Riefenstahl, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, Miloš Forman, Jean-Luc Godard, and Bernardo Bertolucci.

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Among people born in 1937, Ridley Scott ranks 8Before him are Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Harald V of Norway, Dustin Hoffman, and Valentina Tereshkova. After him are Jane Fonda, Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, Vanessa Redgrave, Queen Paola of Belgium, and Renzo Piano.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ridley Scott ranks 107 out of 6,924Before him are T. E. Lawrence (1888), George Harrison (1943), George V (1865), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Aldous Huxley (1894), and Blackbeard (1680). After him are Henry VI of England (1421), Elton John (1947), Alan Rickman (1946), Edward VII (1841), J. J. Thomson (1856), and H. G. Wells (1866).

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), Alan Parker (1944), Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Brook (1925), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).