Tony Scott

1944 - 2012

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Anthony David Leighton Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012) was an English film director, producer and actor. He was known for directing 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), True Romance (1993), 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 Sir Ridley Scott. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Scott has received more than 4,678,695 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Tony Scott is the 110th most popular film director (down from 103rd in 2019), the 536th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 525th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Film Director.

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

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Among film directors, Tony Scott ranks 110 out of 1,580Before him are Robert Altman, Claude Lelouch, Christopher Nolan, Vincente Minnelli, John Carpenter, and Sam Peckinpah. After him are Jules Dassin, Wes Craven, Jerzy Grotowski, Erich von Stroheim, Mel Brooks, and Peter Jackson.

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Among people born in 1944, Tony Scott ranks 38Before him are Françoise Hardy, Ibrahim Rugova, Dietrich Mateschitz, Sebastião Salgado, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Sali Berisha. After him are Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Vojislav Koštunica, Helmut Berger, Nick Mason, Sylvie Vartan, and Rajiv Gandhi. Among people deceased in 2012, Tony Scott ranks 28Before him are Robin Gibb, Larry Hagman, Ravi Shankar, Sven Hassel, Jean Giraud, and Stephen Covey. After him are Matilde Camus, Carlos Fuentes, Hebe Camargo, Rodney King, Dave Brubeck, and Antoni Tàpies.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Scott ranks 536 out of 6,924Before him are Gordon Banks (1937), James III of Scotland (1451), Edmund Ironside (993), A. S. Neill (1883), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Alice Liddell (1852). After him are Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), John Bunyan (1628), Charles Laughton (1899), Richard Branson (1950), Thomas Chippendale (1718), and John Wallis (1616).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Tony Scott ranks 9Before him are Ken Loach (1936), Alan Parker (1944), Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Brook (1925), and Christopher Nolan (1970). After him are Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), Tony Richardson (1928), John Schlesinger (1926), and Stephen Frears (1941).