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Ridley Scott

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30, 1937
Tyne and Wear, England
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30, 1937 (age 82)
Tyne and Wear, England


Longtime director known for such films as the sci-fi horror Alien, the cult classic Blade Runner and the Academy Award winning historical drama Gladiator.

Before Fame

As a student at the Royal College of Art, he wrote for the school's magazine, ARK, and helped establish the college's film program. His first film, The Duellists, was a big hit at Cannes film festival in 1977, winning the Best Debut Film Award and receiving a nomination for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.


He earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down.

Family Life

He was previously married to Felicity Heywood and Sandy Watson. He has three children: Jordan, Jake and Luke.

Associated With

He and his brother Tony Scott served as executive producers for the CBS drama series The Good Wife.