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Ridley Scott

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Birthday
30, 1937
Birthplace
Tyne and Wear, England
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
30, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Tyne and Wear, England

About

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.

Trivia

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.