Tony Scott

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Tony Scott
Born Anthony David Scott
(1944-06-21)21 June 1944
North Shields, England, United Kingdom
Died 19 August 2012(2012-08-19) (aged 68)
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of death Suicide by Jumping after a bridge
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Nationality English
Citizenship British
Occupation Movie director & producer
Years active 1969–2012
Spouse(s) Gerry Boldy
(m. 1967–1974, divorced)
Glynis Staunton
(m. 1986–1987, divorced)
Donna W. Wilson
(m. 1994–2012; his death)
Children 2

Anthony David "Tony" Scott (June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012)[1] was a British movie director. He was the younger brother of movie director Ridley Scott.

Early life[change | change source]

Scott was born in North Shields, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott.[2] Scott was educated at the Royal College of Art and at the University of Sunderland.

Career[change | change source]

His movies include The Hunger, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Déjà Vu, The Taking of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable. In 2010, the Scott brothers produced The A-Team of the television series.[3] Scott's film, Unstoppable, again starring Washington (with Chris Pine), the movie was released in November 2010.

Personal life[change | change source]

Scott was married to Gerry Scott from 1967 until they divorced 1974. Second he married 1986 until they divorced in 1987. Lastly he married Donna W. Scott from 1994 until his death in 2012. He had 2 children.

Death[change | change source]

On 19 August 2012, Scott had committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro, Los Angeles, port district of Los Angeles, California.[4] A memorial service was held and celebrities also attended; Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Elijah Wood, Dane Cook, Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Fry, Peter Fonda, and Keira Knightley where some that attended the memorial service.

Actors[change | change source]

Actor Top Gun Revenge Days of Thunder The Last Boy Scout True Romance Crimson Tide The Fan Enemy of the State Spy Game Man on Fire Domino Déjà Vu The Taking of Pelham 123 Unstoppable Total
Shondrella Avery X markN X markN 2
Jack Black X markN 1
Lillo Brancato, Jr. X markN X markN 2
Dan Butler X markN X markN 2
Kevin Corrigan X markN X markN 2
Matt Craven X markN X markN 2
Tom Cruise X markN X markN 2
James Gandolfini X markN X markN X markN 3
Gene Hackman X markN X markN 2
Val Kilmer X markN X markN X markN 3
John Leguizamo X markN X markN 2
Frank Medrano X markN X markN 2
Brad Pitt X markN X markN 2
Mickey Rourke X markN X markN 2
Joe Santos X markN X markN 2
Tom Sizemore X markN X markN 2
Lew Temple X markN X markN X markN 3
Christopher Walken X markN X markN X markN 3
Denzel Washington X markN X markN X markN X markN X markN 5

References[change | change source]

  1. The Wrap (19). "Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun,' Dies in Apparent Suicide". The Wrap. The Wrap News Inc. Retrieved 20 August 2012. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  2. How Winston helped save the nation
  3. "A-Team Hopes to Bring "A" Game to Silver Screen". Yahoo!.
  4. Marroquin, Art (August 19, 2012). Film director Tony Scott jumps to his death from Vincent Thomas Bridge. Contra Costa Times

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