Tony Scott

1944 - 2012

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Anthony David Leighton Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012) was an English film director and producer. He made his theatrical film debut with The Hunger (1983) and went on to direct highly successful action and thriller films such as Top Gun (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Days of Thunder (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Man on Fire (2004), Déjà Vu (2006), and Unstoppable (2010). Scott was the younger brother of film director Ridley Scott. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Scott has received more than 8,620,620 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Tony Scott is the 54th most popular film director (up from 93rd in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 456th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Film Director.

Tony Scott is most famous for his films, Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and True Romance.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Tony Scotts by language

Over the past year Tony Scott has had the most page views in the with 1,119,929 views, followed by German (142,845), and French (139,185). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (308.25%), Malagasy (77.48%), and Latvian (70.43%)


Among film directors, Tony Scott ranks 54 out of 2,041Before him are Isao Takahata, Emir Kusturica, Alan Parker, Takeshi Kitano, Oliver Stone, and Michael Haneke. After him are Luc Besson, Paul Verhoeven, Brian De Palma, Aki Kaurismäki, Werner Herzog, and Abbas Kiarostami.

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Among people born in 1944, Tony Scott ranks 22Before him are Dzhokhar Dudayev, Miloš Zeman, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Page, Alan Parker, and Geraldine Chaplin. After him are Rafic Hariri, Angela Davis, Sali Berisha, Jacqueline Bisset, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Sepp Maier. Among people deceased in 2012, Tony Scott ranks 11Before him are Ray Bradbury, Whitney Houston, Yitzhak Shamir, Griselda Blanco, Ahmed Ben Bella, and Rita Levi-Montalcini. After him are Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Elinor Ostrom, Theo Angelopoulos, and George Tupou V.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Scott ranks 278 out of 8,785Before him are Jane Goodall (1934), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), John Deacon (1951), Bede (672), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and Emmeline Pankhurst (1858). After him are Roger Penrose (1931), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Thomas Andrews (1873), Henrietta of England (1644), Timothy Dalton (1946), and Kate Bush (1958).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Tony Scott ranks 5Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), and Alan Parker (1944). After him are Christopher Nolan (1970), Peter Brook (1925), Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Greenaway (1942), Stephen Frears (1941), and Mike Newell (1942).