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Ridley Scott
Sir Ridley Scott

November 30, 1937


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Ridley Scott


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. 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".


Year Title Notes
1977 The Duellists With Pete Postlethwaite
1979 Alien
1982 Blade Runner
1985 Legend With Nick Gillard and Eddie Powell
1987 Someone to Watch Over Me
1989 Black Rain
1991 Thelma & Louise With Steve Boyum
1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise With Nick Gillard, Sigourney Weaver and Michael Wincott
1996 White Squall
1997 G.I. Jane Written by David Twohy
2000 Gladiator With Tommy Flanagan, Mark Anthony Newman and Sven-Ole Thorsen
2001 Hannibal
Black Hawk Down With Ewen Bremner
2003 Matchstick Men With Eddie Yansick
2005 Kingdom of Heaven With Jon Finch
2006 A Good Year
2007 American Gangster With Cris D'Annunzio, Idris Elba and John Ortiz
2008 Body of Lies
2010 Robin Hood
2012 Prometheus
2013 The Counselor With Rubén Blades
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings With Ewen Bremner and Sigourney Weaver




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