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Ridley Scott is an English director and producer, whose notable hits include Thelma and Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down. He is also recognized as the older brother of director Tony Scott, who committed suicide in August 2012.
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Scott would go on to work with Crowe on four other films.
Julianne Moore and Ray Liotta. Many films that followed became some of Scott's more well-known successes, including American Gangster, which starred Denzel Washington, who worked with Tony Scott on five different films; Body of Lies, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio; and Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe.
In 2010, Scott worked on what was initially going to be a two-part sequel to Alien, but it ended up being a single film called Prometheus, which was released in June 2012. He also directed a commercial for Lady Gaga’s new perfume.
Scott, who was twice married and has three children—all of whom are involved in the film business—continues to direct, and has several project in the works. He was knighted in the United Kingdom's 2003 New Year Honours.
Scott's brother, Tony Scott, died on August 19, 2012, after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, California. A suicide note was found at Tony Scott's office shortly after his death.
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