RIDLEY SCOTT / Director
Director Ridley Scott is a renowned Academy Award-nominated filmmaker honored
with Best Director Oscar nominations for his work on Black Hawk Down, Gladiator
and Thelma & Louise. All three films also earned him DGA Award nominations.
Scott's most recent release was the critically acclaimed box office phenomenon
The Martian, starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.
The Martian received numerous awards and nominations, including Golden Globes
for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy,
7 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, a DGA Award nomination,
and 6 BAFTA nominations, including Best Director.
Scott has garnered multiple nominations over his illustrious career. In addition
to his Academy Award and DGA nominations, he also earned a Golden Globe
nomination for Best Director for American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington
and Russell Crowe. As he also served as a producer on the true-life drama, Scott
shared in a BAFTA nomination for Best Film. Scott also received Golden Globe
and BAFTA nominations for Best Director for his epic Gladiator. The film won the
Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Picture.
In 1977 Scott made his feature film directorial debut with The Duelist, for
which he won the Best First Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He followed
with the blockbuster science-fiction thriller Alien, which catapulted Sigourney
Weaver to stardom and launched a successful franchise. In 1982 Scott directed
the landmark film Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford. Considered a sci-fi
classic, the futuristic thriller was added to the U.S. Library of Congress'
National Film Registry in 1993 and a director's cut was released to renewed
acclaim in 1993 and again in 2007.
Additional film credits as director include Exodus: Gods And Kings, starring
Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton; The Counselor, written by Cormac McCarthy and
starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem; the
acclaimed hit Prometheus, starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize
Theron; Legend, starring Tom Cruise; Someone To Watch Over Me, starring Tom
Berenger; Black Rain, starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia; 1492: Conquest
Of Paradise, starring GĂ©rard Depardieu; White Squall, starring Jeff Bridges;
G.I. Jane, starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen; Hannibal, starring Anthony
Hopkins and Julianne Moore; Body Of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo
DiCaprio; A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe and Albert Finney; the epic
Kingdom Of Heaven, with Orlando Bloom and Jeremy Irons; Matchstick Men, starring
Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell; and Robin Hood, marking his fifth collaboration
with star Russell Crowe, also starring Cate Blanchett.
Scott and his late brother Tony formed the commercial and advertising production
company RSA in 1967. RSA has an established reputation for creating innovative
and groundbreaking commercials for some of the world's most recognized corporate
brands. In 1995, the Scott brothers formed the film and television production
company Scott Free. With offices in Los Angeles and London, the Scotts produced
such films as In Her Shoes, The A-Team, Cyrus, The Grey and the Academy
Award-nominated drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert
On television, Scott executive produced the Emmy, Peabody and Golden
Globe-winning hit The Good Wife for CBS, the critically acclaimed series
adaptation of Philip K. Dick's classic The Man in the High Castle for Amazon,
and most recently FX's Taboo, starring Tom Hardy. Scott has also been an
executive producer on the company's long-form projects, including the Starz
miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, the A&E miniseries The Andromeda Strain,
the TNT miniseries The Company, the award-winning HBO movies RKO 281, The
Gathering Storm and Into the Storm and the hit National Geographic Channels'
telefilms Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus.
In 2003 Scott was awarded a Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of
his services to the British Film Industry. He received the 30th American
Cinematheque Award at the organization's annual gala in 2016 and the Lifetime
Achievement Award in Motion Picture Direction at the 2017 Directors Guild of
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