“The biggest edge I live on is directing. That’s the most scary, dangerous thing you can do in your life,” (1995)
With the most tragic death of a great director and producer, Tony Scott, I thought I’d pay a tribute and briefly outline his early bio and comment on some of the most memorable films he directed.
Tony Scott was born in North Shields (a town on the north bank of the River Tyne), North East England, and grew up in Stockton-on-Tees. Scott attended London’s Royal College of Art, and then directed numerous TV advertisements before directing his first film ‘The Hunger’ (1983), which was met with critical disappointment. His first big box office success came with the release of ‘Top Gun’ (1986) three years later, starring Tom Cruise. Achieving this, he became the first of Scott brothers to enjoy blockbuster success. After ‘Top Gun’ success Scott called the shots, directing fun films like ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ (1987), Quentin Tarantino’s ‘True Romance’ (1993) and ‘The Fan’ (1996).
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