Los Angeles: The man, who exhibited his hallucinations unerringly onscreen, puzzled the film fraternity and moviegoers across globe with the decision of taking his own life. The legendary Hollywood filmmaker Anthony David Tony Scott left the world in shock by committing suicide in Los Angeles.
Scott jumped off from Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. The director is survived by his wife, Donna Scott and two sons, Max and Frank.
Scott was known for directing films like True Romance, Crimson Tide and Top Gun which were critically acclaimed and roared on the Box Office. His name is reckoned with an illustrious Hollywood career for producing all time classics like Beverly Hills Cop II, The Hunger, Spy Game, Deja Vu, Days of Thunder and Unstoppable.
Scott had the ability to create cinema for both broad and discerning audiences.
Born in North Shields, Stock was the youngest among three sons of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. He made his first appearance in his brother's short film Boy and Bicycle. He completed studies in Grangefield School, West Hartlepool College of Art and Sunderland Art School. He graduated from Royal College of Art to become a painter. However, his brother's successful TV commercials developed his interest towards it and he went on directing number of commercials.
He started his Hollywood career with MGM's The Hunger in 1983. The movie failed to do well at the box office and also could not raise good critics' reviews. The disappointed Tony was left unemployed for next two and half years after The Hunger.
However, it was his Top Gun with Tom Cruise which changed his career. The movie went on to become highest money grosser in 1986. We can never forget that it wasn't until 'Top Gun' that Cruise was able to power into to the golden jet streams of Tinsel Town lore.
His 'Beverly Hills Cop II' in 1987 went on to become another major grosser. From here, he never looked back and directed number of hits working with top Hollywood actors. His last release movie was 'Unstoppable' in November 2010.
Take a look at Tony Scott's classical remarkable career:
The Hunger (1983)
Top Gun (1986)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Days of Thunder (1990)
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
True Romance (1993)
Crimson Tide (1995)
The Fan (1996)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Spy Game (2001)
Man on Fire (2004)
Deja Vu (2006)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)