Action film director whose filmography includes Top Gun, Days of Thunder, The Fan, Man on Fire and True Romance. He also served as executive producer of the CBS series The Good Wife.
He directed his first short film, One of the Missing, in 1969 at age 25. His first feature film, Loving Memory, was released in 1971.
He sadly ended his own life after jumping of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California.
He married his third wife Donna W. Wilson in 1994, after divorcing Glynis Staunton in 1987. He had two sons named Frank and Max Scott.
He was the younger brother of fellow director Ridley Scott .