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Tony Scott is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Script Supervisor, Director of Photography, Editor and Cinematography British born on 21 june 1944 at North Shields (United-kingdom)

Tony Scott

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Birth name Anthony David Leighton Scott
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 21 june 1944 at North Shields (United-kingdom)
Death 19 august 2012 (at 68 years) at San Pedro, Los Angeles (USA)
Creator of Scott Free Productions
Awards Emmy Award

Anthony David "Tony" Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012) was a British film director and producer. He was the younger brother of film director Ridley Scott.

His films were generally more popular with audiences than critics, and include The Hunger (1983), Top Gun (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Days of Thunder (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), True Romance (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Spy Game (2001), Man on Fire (2004), Déjà Vu (2006), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), and Unstoppable (2010).

He died on 19 August 2012, committing suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California.

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Anthony David Leighton Scott naît le 21 juin 1944 à North Shields, dans le North Tyneside, en Angleterre.

Anthony Scott, frère (cadet de près de sept ans) du réalisateur Ridley Scott, il découvre le septième art à seize ans, lorsqu'il joue dans le premier court métrage de Ridley, Boy and Bicycle. Diplômé en art graphique de la Sunderland Art School et du Royal College of Art de Londres, il se passionne pour le cinéma lors d'études complémentaires au Leeds College of Art and Design.


Débuts et révélation (années 1970-1980)
En 1973, il dirige un plan de Barry Lyndon de Stanley Kubrick. La même année, il fonde avec son frère Ridley la compagnie de production publicitaire RSA.

Durant plus de dix ans, chacun réalisera des centaines de publicités et développera un style propre, qui n'est cependant pas exempt de similitudes.

En 1982, Tony Scott passe au long métrage avec Les Prédateurs, film de vampire hyper-stylisé éreinté par la critique, malgré la présence de Catherine Deneuve et David Bowie. C'est avec le temps que le film deviendra culte. Le succès commercial, le cinéaste le connaît de façon fulgurante quatre ans après, avec Top Gun. Réussite phénoménale au box-office (plus de 175 millions de dollars de recettes pour les seuls États-Unis), consécration de Tom Cruise au panthéon des vedettes hollywoodiennes, et première association avec le duo de producteurs Don Simpson-Jerry Bruckheimer.

En 1987, il réalise le clip de One More Try de George Michael, extrait de l'album Faith. La même année, il retrouve le duo Don Simpson-Jerry Bruckheimer pour une suite, Le Flic de Beverly Hills 2 et en 1990 pour Jours de tonnerre, qui marque ses retrouvailles avec Tom Cruise. En 1990 toujours, il dirige Kevin Costner dans Vengeance, cette fois un échec critique et commercial.


Blockbusters et films culte (années 1990)
Il débute la décennie avec deux films décevants au box-office, mais amenés à faire l'objet d'un culte. Tout d'abord, il s'affranchit de Jerry Bruckheimer pour rejoindre Joel Silver, l'autre producteur de films d'action en vogue à Hollywood, le temps de réaliser le buddy-movie Le Dernier Samaritain, avec Bruce Willis et Damon Wayans.

Deux ans après l'échec commercial de ce film, il met en scène une comédie noire à petit budget, True Romance, écrit par Quentin Tarantino et Roger Avary. Il s'agit probablement du film le moins conventionnel du réalisateur, si l'on exclut son premier long-métrage. Les critiques sont excellentes, mais le box-office décevant. Mais là encore, le film deviendra culte.

Il retourne ensuite à des projets plus commerciaux : en 1995, il rencontre un beau succès critique et commercial avec un film de sous-marin, USS Alabama. Ce film marque ses retrouvailles avec Bruckheimer, mais constitue aussi le début d'une collaboration fructueuse avec l'acteur Denzel Washington. Il y dirige aussi Gene Hackman et James Gandolfini.

En revanche, en 1996, le thriller psychologique situé dans le milieu du sport, Le Fan, avec Robert De Niro et Wesley Snipes, est un échec critique et commercial.

C'est avec Jerry Bruckheimer qu'il renoue avec le box-office : en 1998, le thriller d'espionnage Ennemi d'État, opposant la star Will Smith à Gene Hackman est un carton critique et commercial. Il reste dans l'espionnage en 2001 pour le plus cérébral Spy Game : Jeu d'espions, où il dirige cette fois Brad Pitt et Robert Redford.


Succès avec Denzel Washington (années 2000)
Les années 2000 vont être marquées par des films plus violents et noirs : tout d'abord, le thriller Man on Fire, qui marque sa seconde collaboration avec Denzel Washington, et remake du film français éponyme d'Élie Chouraqui de 1987. Ce film vaut au cinéaste un bel accueil critique qui le place parmi le peu de réalisateurs ayant rapporté plus d'un milliard de dollars de recettes.

En 2005, il poursuit dans cette veine avec le thriller d'action Domino, porté par la performance de Keira Knightley dans le rôle-titre, et scénarisé par Richard Kelly. Ce projet sommeille depuis dix ans et constitue le surprenant portrait de la chasseuse de primes Domino Harvey, fille de l'acteur Laurence Harvey. Tony Scott, fasciné par cet être étrange et profondément libre dont il était très proche, dédie son film à Domino Harvey, décédée quelques mois avant la sortie du film. Le film est un flop critique et commercial. Peu importe, Scott s'est déjà attelé à un troisième projet avec Denzel Washington, le thriller d'action mâtiné de science-fiction, Déjà Vu, un succès critique et commercial de l'année 2006. Il s'agit aussi de sa cinquième et dernière production Bruckheimer.

En juillet 2009, sa quatrième collaboration avec Denzel Washington est pour le film d'action L'Attaque du métro 123, remake du classique hollywoodien Les Pirates du métro (1974). Pour l'occasion, Scott retrouve aussi James Gandolfini et dirige pour la première fois John Travolta. En 2010, il reste fidèle à Denzel Washington et aux trains pour Unstoppable, avec aussi la valeur montante Chris Pine. Ce seizième long-métrage basé sur des faits réels est son dernier.


Décès
Le dimanche 19 août 2012, il se suicide en sautant du pont Vincent-Thomas, à San Pedro, près de Long Beach, à l'âge de 68 ans. Certaines sources évoquent qu'une maladie incurable serait la cause de ce suicide. Certaines sources évoquent une tumeur au cerveau inopérable. Cependant, sa famille dément rapidement ces informations.

Tony Scott est inhumé au cimetière Hollywood Forever, à Los Angeles.

Le premier épisode de la mini-série Coma et le premier épisode de la saison 4 de The Good Wife sont dédiés à sa mémoire. Son frère Ridley lui dédie par ailleurs deux longs métrages : Cartel (2013) et Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) et lui rend hommage lors des Golden Globes 2016, juste après avoir reçu le Golden Globe du meilleur film musical ou de comédie.

En novembre 2014, Ridley Scott déclare dans une interview pour Variety que sa mort est toujours « inexplicable » mais ajoute notamment « Tony avait été très malade, et c'est le moment où j'ai réalisé que je devais me rapprocher de lui, bien que nous avions toujours été très proches. [...] Il me manque comme un ami. Je suis allé le voir quand il était en rémission, et je lui avais dit “fuck la chimio, bois une vodka martini”, et on est sortis ensemble ».


Vie privée
Tony Scott a été marié trois fois. En 1967, il épouse la costumière Gerry Scott (1944–2007). Ils divorcent en 1974. Il se marie en 1986 avec Glynis Sanders, qui travaille dans la publicité. Ils divorcent un an plus tard.

En 1990, il recontre Donna Wilson, 24 ans plus jeune que lui, sur le tournage Jours de tonnerre. Ils se marient en 1994. Elle donne naissance à des jumeaux, Frank et Max, en 2000.

Best films

Prometheus (2012)
(Producer)
Top Gun (1986)
(Director)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
(Director)
Enemy of the State (1998)
(Director)
The A-Team (2010)
(Producer)
Unstoppable (2010)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tony Scott (52 films)

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Actor

Gettysburg
Gettysburg (2011)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Political films
Actors Greg Berg, Tony Scott
Rating63% 3.1944753.1944753.1944753.1944753.194475
Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz, 2h8
Directed by Franco Maresco
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Tony Scott
Rating72% 3.643673.643673.643673.643673.64367
Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz narrates in detail the private and artistic life of Tony Scott, who reportedly regarded himself as “the number one clarinetist in the world”. Through clips, pictures and interviews with people who knew Scott, this documentary film goes over the astonishing story of the life of Tony, who was a very popular clarinetist in the 1950s, but later encountered tremendous personal and professional decline, after relocating to Italy in the seventies.
The Fan
The Fan (1996)
, 1h51
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Benicio del Toro, John Leguizamo, Patti D'Arbanville, Ellen Barkin
Rating59% 2.950072.950072.950072.950072.95007
Gil "Curly" Renard (Robert De Niro), a knife salesman, is a mentally unstable temperamental divorcé who has been neglecting both his young son and his job, which he is on the verge of losing due to poor sales. Gil has a fervent loyalty to his favorite sport, baseball, and his favorite team, the San Francisco Giants. Gil is obsessed with the Giants' newest player, Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes), who has recently been acquired from the Atlanta Braves. He risks his job by attending the opening game of the season while he should be meeting a client. In an attempt to bond with his son, Gil takes him to the game, but leaves him there to attend his sales meeting.
Boy and Bicycle, 27minutes
Directed by Ridley Scott
Themes Sports films, Cycling films
Actors Tony Scott
Roles The Schoolboy
Rating59% 2.9507052.9507052.9507052.9507052.950705
Un jour comme les autres dans la banlieue anglaise de Hartlepool. Un jeune garçon décide de ne pas aller à l'école et grimpe sur sa bicylclette pour une balade. Il voyage au gré des promenades, des plages, des magasins et des champs autour de la ville. Mais son voyage n'est pas seulement physique. Nous pouvons aussi entendre ses pensées...

Director

Unstoppable, 1h38
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Lew Temple, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn
Rating67% 3.3974853.3974853.3974853.3974853.397485
While moving a train pulled by engines #777 and #767 at the Veteran Allegheny and West Virginia Railroad (AWVR) trainyard in the fictional city of Fuller Pennsylvania, the two hostlers Dewey and Gilleece take ill-advised shortcuts and accidentally allow the engine to leave the trainyard on its own power without the air brakes engaged. Initially believing the train to be a "coaster", yardmaster Connie Hooper orders Dewey, Gilleece, and chief welder Ned Oldham to drive and catch up the train to stop it. When Oldham finds that the train has already past where it was supposed to be, they realize that the train is running on full power and now poses a dangerous threat. Dewey and Gilleece manage to catch up to 777 using a high-railing truck, but fail to board the train in time. Hooper alerts Oscar Galvin, director of operations for AWVR, as well instructs the local and state police and sheriffs to secure all the grade crossings to prevent injury. Visiting Federal Railroad Administration safety inspector Scott Werner finds that 8 cars being pulled by 777 contain molten phenol which would be a major disaster if the train should crash or derail in a populated area. News of the runaway train soon becomes a media event.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, 1h45
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Films about hijackings
Actors Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, John Turturro, Victor Gojcaj, Michael Rispoli
Rating63% 3.1994353.1994353.1994353.1994353.199435
A man calling himself Ryder hijacks Pelham 123, a New York City Subway 6 train that departed from Pelham Bay Park station at 1:23 p.m. Ryder is accompanied by three other heavily armed men; Bashkim, Emri, and former train operator Phil Ramos. They uncouple the front car from the rest of the train and take the passengers hostage. MTA employee Walter Garber is working the Rail Control Center as a train dispatcher and receives a ransom call from Ryder, who demands $10 million in cash be paid within 60 minutes. Ryder warns that every minute past the deadline they force him to wait, he will execute a hostage.
Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu (2006)
, 2h6
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Time travel films, Road movies, Alternate history films, Chase films
Actors Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Bruce Greenwood, Matt Craven, Jim Caviezel, Paula Patton
Rating69% 3.498923.498923.498923.498923.49892
On Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, the ferry Sen. Alvin T. Stumpf is carrying hundreds of U.S. Navy sailors and their families across the Mississippi River from their base to the city. Suddenly, the ferry explodes and sinks, killing 543 passengers and crew. Special Agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) is sent to investigate and discovers evidence of a bomb planted by a domestic terrorist. Arriving at the scene he hears his unique ring tone coming from a nearby body bag. He then meets with local investigators and FBI Special Agent Paul Pryzwarra (Val Kilmer), and informs them of his findings. He later learns about a charred body pulled from the river, identified as Claire Kuchever (Paula Patton). Unlike the other bodies from the ferry, though, this one appears to have been killed before the explosion.
Domino
Domino (2005)
, 2h7
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about television, La téléréalité
Actors Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Édgar Ramírez, Jacqueline Bisset, Delroy Lindo, Mo'Nique
Rating59% 2.950682.950682.950682.950682.95068
Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley), a bounty hunter, has been arrested by the FBI, which is investigating the theft of $10 million from an armored truck 36 hours prior. Domino is interviewed by criminal psychologist Taryn Mills (Lucy Liu) and agrees to tell her everything she knows about the case. In a more or less disoriented fashion, Domino explains about her profession and the events leading up to the theft with Mills occasionally prompting her to give more detail.
Agent Orange, 16minutes
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Christopher Carley
Rating57% 2.856242.856242.856242.856242.85624
A young man repeatedly visits a subway station after discovering a shapely woman who wears all orange.
Man on Fire, 2h20
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony
Rating76% 3.848533.848533.848533.848533.84853
In 2003, burnt-out ex-CIA officer and former U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance officer John Creasy (Denzel Washington) looks for work and reunites with old friend and comrade Paul Rayburn (Christopher Walken), who runs a security firm in Mexico. Because of the extremely high rate of kidnappings in Mexico City for ransom money, businessman Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony) hires Creasy through Rayburn to guard his nine-year-old daughter "Pita" (Dakota Fanning), intending to keep him on for only a short period in order to renew his kidnap and ransom insurance on Pita. Creasy suffers from alcoholism, depression and severe guilt as a result of his past work as a counterinsurgency fighter and assassin, and so works for Samuel at a rate far below what his experience would command. At first Creasy distances himself socially from Pita, but the two soon develop a friendship, which allows Creasy to overcome his demons and to act as a mentor and surrogate father-figure to the girl.
Ambush
Ambush (2001)
, 1h4
Directed by Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, John Woo, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Joe Carnahan, Guy Ritchie, Tony Scott, John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Tomás Milián, Forest Whitaker, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Adriana Lima, Madonna
Rating70% 3.545663.545663.545663.545663.54566
The plots of each of the films differ, but one constant remains: Clive Owen plays "The Driver," a man who goes from place to place (in BMW automobiles), getting hired by various people to be a sort of transport for their vital needs.
Spy Game
Spy Game (2001)
, 2h6
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, David Hemmings, Larry Bryggman, Stephen Dillane
Rating70% 3.5490753.5490753.5490753.5490753.549075
In 1991, the governments of the U.S. and China are on the verge of a major trade agreement, with the President of the United States due to visit China to seal the deal. The CIA learns that its agent Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt) has been captured trying to free a Briton, Elizabeth Hadley (Catherine McCormack), from a People's Liberation Army prison in Su Chou near Shanghai, China. Bishop is being questioned under torture and will be executed in 24 hours unless the U.S. government claims him. If the CIA claims Bishop as an agent, they risk jeopardizing the trade agreement. Exacerbating Bishop's situation is the fact that he was operating without permission from the Agency.
Enemy of the State, 2h12
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Films about computing, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Jack Black, Gabriel Byrne, Regina King
Rating72% 3.6478753.6478753.6478753.6478753.647875
In the 1990s, U.S. National Security Agency official Thomas Bryan Reynolds (Jon Voight) meets with congressman Phil Hammersley (R-NY) (Jason Robards) in a public park to discuss support for new counter-terrorism legislation the U.S. Congress is pushing that dramatically expands the surveillance powers of intelligence agencies on individuals and groups. Hammersley remains committed to blocking its passage, since he believes it would almost totally destroy the privacy of American citizens. Reynolds has his team murder Hammersley, spread heart pills over his car, place him in the car and push it in a lake to make it look like he had a heart attack. In the aftermath, they discover too late that wildlife researcher Daniel Zavits (Jason Lee) had a camera aimed in the woods at their location. Zavits inspects the footage, transfers the video to an innocuous video game disc and flees the apartment ahead of Reynolds's team.
The Fan
The Fan (1996)
, 1h51
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Benicio del Toro, John Leguizamo, Patti D'Arbanville, Ellen Barkin
Rating59% 2.950072.950072.950072.950072.95007
Gil "Curly" Renard (Robert De Niro), a knife salesman, is a mentally unstable temperamental divorcé who has been neglecting both his young son and his job, which he is on the verge of losing due to poor sales. Gil has a fervent loyalty to his favorite sport, baseball, and his favorite team, the San Francisco Giants. Gil is obsessed with the Giants' newest player, Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes), who has recently been acquired from the Atlanta Braves. He risks his job by attending the opening game of the season while he should be meeting a client. In an attempt to bond with his son, Gil takes him to the game, but leaves him there to attend his sales meeting.