Ridley Scott biography

Ridley Scott

Film director

1937 –

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Who is Ridley Scott?

Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with Alien, his best-known works are sci-fi classic Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, best picture Oscar-winner Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Robin Hood, and Prometheus.

Scott is known for his atmospheric, highly concentrated visual style, which has influenced many other directors. Though his films range widely in setting and period, they frequently showcase memorable imagery of urban environments, whether 2nd century Rome, 12th century Jerusalem, contemporary Osaka or Mogadishu, or the future cityscapes of Blade Runner. Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing, plus two Golden Globe and two BAFTA Awards. In 2003, Scott was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his "services to the British film industry". He is the older brother of the late Tony Scott.

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Born
Nov 30, 1937
South Shields
Also known as
  • Sir Ridley Scott
  • R-Scott
  • Rid
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Children
Religion
  • Agnosticism
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Education
  • Royal College of Art
  • London Film School
  • Cleveland College of Art and Design

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on July 23, 2013

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