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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 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 6,760,724 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Tony Scott is the 93rd most popular film director (up from 110th in 2019), the 456th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 535th in 2019) and the 8th 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 93 out of 1,581Before him are Satyajit Ray, René Clair, Christopher Nolan, Fred Zinnemann, Andrzej Żuławski, and Wolfgang Petersen. After him are Kenji Mizoguchi, George A. Romero, William Hanna, Howard Hawks, Walter Hill, and Peter Brook.

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Among people born in 1944, Tony Scott ranks 38Before him are Ibrahim Rugova, Robert Kardashian, Rafic Hariri, Jairzinho, Angela Davis, and Sebastião Salgado. After him are Gennady Zyuganov, Vojislav Koštunica, Sali Berisha, Rajiv Gandhi, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Françoise Hardy. Among people deceased in 2012, Tony Scott ranks 21Before him are Yitzhak Shamir, Ernest Borgnine, Sylvia Kristel, Elinor Ostrom, Robin Gibb, and John Demjanjuk. After him are Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, Ravi Shankar, Jean Giraud, Sven Hassel, and Carlos Fuentes.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Scott ranks 456 out of 7,765Before him are Morrissey (1959), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Robert Plant (1948), William Shockley (1910), and Mike Oldfield (1953). After him are James Callaghan (1912), William Kidd (1645), Mary Anning (1799), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), John Knox (1514), and Philip Larkin (1922).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Tony Scott ranks 8Before him are Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), Richard Attenborough (1923), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), and Christopher Nolan (1970). After him are Peter Brook (1925), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), Tony Richardson (1928), and Mike Newell (1942).