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In a shocking and sad turn of events, director Tony Scott died yesterday at the age of 68. According to reports, Scott leaped off San Pedro's Vincent Thomas bridge in an apparent suicide. Information found by police in Scott's vehicle led to the discovery of a note in his office. Scott's body was discovered at 4:30pm. After helming commercials for many years, Scott directed his first feature film, 'The Hunger,' in 1983, but his first major break came when he directed Tom Cruise in 'Days of Thunder' for producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. He formed the production company Scott Free with his older brother Ridley Scott in 1995. Scott is survived by his wife Donna and his twin sons Frank and Max.
This is truly tragic news. Tony Scott had a profound impact on the landscape of action cinema. He established a kinetic, sleek, and gritty style, and created some truly iconic entries into the genre. 'The Last Boy Scout,' 'Top Gun,' 'Beverly Hills Cop II,' 'Crimson Tide,' 'True Romance,' the list is too immense to name them all. His collaborations with Denzel Washington often brought out the best in both artists and allowed Scott to infuse high caliber dramatic tension into his films. Even Scott's weakest films are visually captivating and well worth a watch; a rare gift for so prolific a director. Scott Free Productions was responsible for a great many television and film projects including this year's 'The Grey' and 'Prometheus.' As formidable in the industry as Ridley Scott currently is, Tony never lived in his brother's shadow and instead established himself as a fiercely individual filmmaker and a mentor to many up-and-coming directing talents. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his family, his friends, and all film fans who have ever been touched by his work.
What is your favorite Tony Scott movie?