Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937) is an English film director and producer who directed the 1979 film Alien and the 2012 film Prometheus. He is also set to direct the upcoming sequel to Prometheus, Paradise, as well as produce Alien 5. Scott was the elder brother of late director Tony Scott, and is the partner of actress Giannina Facio, whom he has cast in many of his films. Other notable films Scott has directed include the seminal sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991), Gladiator (2000), Hannibal (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001) and America Gangster (2007).
Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Director (for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down), plus two Golden Globes and three BAFTA Awards. For his work on Alien, he won a Saturn Award for Best Director. His directing of both Alien and Prometheus makes him the only person to direct more than one film in the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises. In 2003, Scott was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his "services to the British film industry".
Awards and NominationsEdit
|1979||Alien||Saturn Award for Best Director|
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
|1977||The Duellists||With Pete Postlethwaite|
|1985||Legend||With Nick Gillard and Eddie Powell|
|1987||Someone to Watch Over Me|
|1991||Thelma & Louise||With Steve Boyum|
|1992||1492: Conquest of Paradise||With Nick Gillard, Sigourney Weaver and Michael Wincott|
|1997||G.I. Jane||Written by David Twohy|
|2000||Gladiator||With Giannina Facio, Tommy Flanagan, Mark Anthony Newman and Sven-Ole Thorsen|
|2001||Hannibal||With Pavel Bezdek and Giannina Facio|
|Black Hawk Down||With Ewen Bremner and Giannina Facio|
|2003||Matchstick Men||With Giannina Facio and Eddie Yansick|
|2005||Kingdom of Heaven||With Giannina Facio and Jon Finch|
|2006||A Good Year||With Giannina Facio and Rafe Spall|
|2007||American Gangster||With Cris D'Annunzio, Idris Elba and John Ortiz|
|2008||Body of Lies||With Robin Atkin Downes, Giannina Facio and Florian Robin|
|2010||Robin Hood||With Giannina Facio|
|2013||The Counselor||With Rubén Blades, Andrea Deck, Giannina Facio, Michael Fassbender and Florian Robin|
|2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||With Ewen Bremner, Emun Elliott, Giannina Facio, Florian Robin and Sigourney Weaver|
- Scott is currently the only person to direct more than one feature film in the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises.