Remembering Tony Scott

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  • Started: 8/20/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 8/23/2012 17:00
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Remembering Tony Scott
Contest Directions: Tony Scott lived his professional life in the fast lane, directing heart-pounding hits such as Top Gun (1986), Days of Thunder (1990) and Unstoppable (2010). But that came to a sudden and shocking end Sunday afternoon when the British-born director and producer, the younger brother of director and producer Ridley Scott, jumped from Los Angeles County's Vincent Thomas Bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor. Tony Scott's battle with inoperable brain cancer may have driven him to suicide. Although six years younger than brother Ridley, Tony Scott, 68, was the first of the family members to break into the Hollywood community. His first large-scale attempt, the vampire film The Hunger starring David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve, was a flop in 1983. But after Top Gun (1986), Scott, known for his trademark red baseball cap, became one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. Then came Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, 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.
RIP Tony, you will be missed.
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Contest Info

    • Started: 8/20/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 8/23/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
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  • R.I.P. Top Gun Director Tony Scott

    R.I.P. Top Gun Director Tony Scott
  • Tony Scott Smiling From Heaven

    Tony Scott Smiling From Heaven
  • Tony Scott the Angel

    Tony Scott the Angel
  • Tony Scott in Heaven with Phyllis Diller

    Tony Scott in Heaven with Phyllis Diller
  • Tribute to Tony Scott

    Tribute to Tony Scott
  • Tony Scott the Park Director

    Tony Scott the Park Director
  • Top Gun Tony Scott in Space

    Top Gun Tony Scott in Space
  • Tony Scott the Top Gun Forever

    Tony Scott the Top Gun Forever
  • Remembering Tony Scott

    Remembering Tony Scott
  • Tony Scott the Director

    Tony Scott the Director
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Anthony David Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012) better known as Tony Scott was born in Los Angeles. He was a British-American film director and producer, the younger brother of Ridley Scott, who was also a film director and producer. Biography: Tony Scott was born in the city of North Shields in North-East England. His mother, Elisabeth Scott, was an actress. Tony had two brothers: Frank and Ridley. He began his film career as an actor at the age of sixteen when he played in debut short film directed by his brother Ridley. Like his brother he graduated from the Royal College of Art and was going to become an artist, but soon joined his brother who worked incommercial production. In the next twenty years he made over 1000 commercials for British television. After the success that films made by British directors Alan Parker, Adrian Lyne, Hugh Hudson and Ridley Scott had in America in 1970s-80s Tony Scott was also invited to work in Hollywood. First he wanted to film the novel by Anne Rice ‘Interview with the Vampire' but he could not agree with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the project launch. MGM had their own script of the movie which Tony Scott used in the film. Esthetic movie "Hunger" with David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve was released in 1982. After the moviefailed to find its audience Scott found himself largely unemployable and had to return to commercials and music video. In 1985 producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer invited Scott to direct a big-budget movie ‘Top Gun'. Simpson and Bruckheimer were one of the few admirers of ‘The Hunger' who also liked the commercial Scott had done for Swedish auto maker Saab in early 1980s. Following the success of ‘Top Gun' staring Tom Cruise as a young Navy aviator Scott started specializing in action movies. Together with Simpson and Bruckheimer he directed "Beverly Hills Cop II" the sequel of the popular action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. His next film ‘Revenge' where Scott had to replace John Houston who was fired by the film producers was also a failure. In 1990 Scott continued to cooperate with Simpson, Bruckheimer and Cruise in the film about car racers ‘Days of Thunder'. The next year they released a new action movie with Bruce Willis ‘The Last Boy Scout'. In 1992 the film director was introduced to Quentin Tarantino who let him read two of his scripts ‘Reservoir Dogs' and ‘True Romance'. When Scott said that he was working with both scripts Tarantino replied that he would like to film ‘Reservoir Dogs' himself. ‘True Romance' starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman and other actors was the first movie that gave Tony Scott a wide recognition. The next film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Simpson and Bruckheimer was ‘Crimson Tide' a political thriller about Russian and American confrontation that was very popular in 1995. Thriller ‘The Fan' (1996) despite starring Robert de Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes was Scott's next failure. It was rejected by both the audience and the critics. However, his follow-up film in 1998 ‘Enemy of the State' was a success. Scott began the new decade with the movie ‘Spy Game', which he dedicated to the memory of his mother, who died in 2001. Next for Scott came ‘Anger', ‘Domino', ‘Déjà vu', commercials for Marlboro and the U.S. Army. Together with his brother Ridley he founded a company ‘Scott Free Productions'. Among their works: TV series ‘Numb3rs' in which Tony Scott directed the first episode of the fourth seasonand ‘Andromeda Strain'- a new TV mini-series based on the novel by Michael Crichton. His nephews (Ridley Scotts sons) are film directors Jake Scott and Jordan Scott. Death: On August 19, 2012 Tony Scott committed a suicide by jumping off Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro port district of Los Angeles. The police found contact information in the suicide note that he left in his car. The content of the note was not disclosed. According to a statement from Scott's family the reason of the suicide was an inoperable brain tumor. However, his widow told that tumor claim was ‘absolutely false'.

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