Knowledge Identifier: +Ridley_Scott
In 1968, Ridley and Tony Scott founded Ridley Scott Associates, a film and commercial production company.
Jay Cocks - Cocks and Scorsese approached author Philip K. Dick in 1969 for an adaptation of his 1967 novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep- Though the duo never optioned the book, it would later be developed into the movie "Blade Runner" by screenwriter Hampton Fancher and director Ridley Scott
Ken Takakura - Takakura gained international recognition after starring in the 1970 war film "Too Late the Hero" as the cunning Imperial Japanese Major Yamaguchi, the 1975 Sydney Pollack sleeper hit "The Yakuza" with Robert Mitchum, and is probably best known in the West for his role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" where he surprises American cops played by Michael Douglas and Andy García with the line, "I do speak fucking English"
Matthew Guinness - He played the part of the Farmer in the 1976 film "Nuts in May", appears in Ridley Scott's "The Duellists" and had a small role in 1987's "Lady Jane"
The Duellists - "'The Duellists"' is a 1977 historical drama film and the directorial debut of Ridley Scott
Keith Short - Keith started on feature films in 1978, working on Ridley Scott's "Alien" and has most recently worked on"Prometheus","Hugo" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts I and II"
Dune (film) - De Laurentiis hired director Ridley Scott in 1979, with Rudy Wurlitzer writing the screenplay and H. R. Giger retained from the Jodorowsky production
Dune (novel) - De Laurentiis hired director Ridley Scott in 1979, with Rudy Wurlitzer writing the screenplay and H. R. Giger retained from the Jodorowsky production
Howard Hanson - It is best known for its use in the final scene and end credits of the 1979 Ridley Scott film "Alien"
Douglas Trumbull - In 1981 Trumbull directed the special effects for the Ridley Scott film "Blade Runner"
Rutger Hauer - The following year, he appeared in arguably his most famous and acclaimed role as the eccentric and violent but sympathetic anti-hero Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 science fiction thriller "Blade Runner", in which he improvised the famous tears in rain monologue
In 1984 Scott directed the television commercial 1984, written by Steve Hayden and Lee Clow, produced by Chiat/Day, and starring Anya Major as the unnamed heroine and David Graham as "Big Brother".
Apple Inc. - It was directed by Ridley Scott and was aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984
A View to a Kill - On 27 June 1984, several leftover canisters of petrol used during filming of Ridley Scott's "Legend" caused Pinewood Studios' "007 Stage" to burn to the ground
Jon Anderson - Along with Tangerine Dream, he appeared on the song "Loved by the Sun" for the 1985 film "Legend" directed by Ridley Scott
Nicolas Cage - Other Cage roles included appearances in the acclaimed 1987 romantic-comedy Moonstruck, starring Cher; The Coen Brothers cult-classic comedy Raising Arizona; David Lynch's 1990 offbeat film Wild at Heart; a lead role in Martin Scorsese's 1999 New York City paramedic drama Bringing Out the Dead; and Ridley Scott's 2003 quirky drama Matchstick Men, in which he played an agoraphobic, mysophobic, obsessive-compulsive con artist with a tic disorder.
Philippe Mora - Film credits as director as well as occasional writer and actor during the 1990s included the horror spoof "Pterodactyl Woman From Beverly Hills" with Beverly D'Angelo, Barry Humphries , Moon Unit Zappa and Philippe's children Georges and Madeleine; "Art Deco Detective" ; "Precious Find" a sci-fi version of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", which reunited two actors from Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner", Rutger Hauer and the late Brion James
Lucinda Jenney - In 1991, Jenney played waitress, 'Lena' in Ridley Scott's "Thelma & Louise", the following year she appeared in "American Heart", a film which earned her an Independent Spirit *award for Best Supporting Female
Noboru Tanaka - Some critics have commented on the story's similarity to Ridley Scott's 1991 "Thelma & Louise"
Harvey Keitel - " Ridley Scott cast Keitel as the sympathetic policeman in "Thelma & Louise" in 1991
In 1995, Shepperton Studios was purchased by a consortium headed by Ridley and Tony Scott, which extensively renovated the studios while expanding and improving its grounds.
In 2001, Scott released the war film, Black Hawk Down, which further established his position as a critically and financially successful film maker.
Eric Bana - In 2001, director Ridley Scott cast Bana as an American soldier in the film "Black Hawk Down"
Kevin McKidd - He appeared in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven", and in the 2002 film adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby"
Ghassan Massoud - He is known in the West for playing the role of Muslim ruler Saladin in Ridley Scott's 2005 film "Kingdom of Heaven"
Russell Crowe - In 2005, he re-teamed with $A_Beautiful_Mind (A_Beautiful_Mind_(film)) director Ron Howard for Cinderella Man. In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007).
Tony Scott - Scott and his brother Ridley Scott were co-producers of the TV series Numb3rs, which aired from 2005 to 2010.
Kingdom of Heaven (film) - An extended director's cut was released on December 23, 2005, at the Laemmle Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles, unsupported by advertising from 20th Century Fox. This version has been widely praised; at approximately 45 minutes longer than the original theatrical cut, it is reportedly the version Ridley Scott originally wanted released to theaters
American Gangster (film) - In February 2006, Ridley Scott entered talks with the studio to take over "American Gangster" from George, returning to Zaillian's draft as the film's basis
Pietro Scalia - He has a long lasting relationship with Ridley Scott working on movies such as "American Gangster" in 2007, "Body of Lies" in 2008 and "Robin Hood" in 2010
American Gangster (film) - "'American Gangster"' is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steve Zaillian
Caprio and Crowe once again which opened to luke-warm ticket-sales and mixed reviews.
Mark Strong - Also in 2008, Strong portrayed Hani Salaam, the Jordanian intelligence chief and director of the feared GID in Body of Lies, marking his first collaboration with English director Sir Ridley Scott and collaborated successful for a second time in the 2010 epic adventure film Robin Hood portraying the antagonist Sir Godfrey
Dolph Lundgren - During an interview on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno in May 2008, "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott said Lundgren had been considered for the part of undefeated fighter Tigris of Gaul in 2000, but was eventually rejected because "as an actor, he just didn't fit in with what we were trying to achieve"
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Brave New World - In 2009, Ridley Scott and Leonardo Di Caprio announced that they would collaborate on a new adaptation of the book
Strange Days (film) - In 2009, Drew Morton of the Pajiba website considered "Strange Days" an "extremely underappreciated film" and "the best piece of cyberpunk to grace celluloid since Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner"
Prometheus (2012 film) - Rapace came to director Ridley Scott's attention for her performance as Lisbeth Salander in the 2009 drama film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Russell Crowe - Crowe appeared in Robin Hood, a film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and released on 14 May 2010.
Logan Marshall-Green - Marshall-Green is best known for his roles in "Dark Blue", "The O.C.", "24", "Traveler", and, most recently, as Charlie Holloway in the 2012 Ridley Scott film "Prometheus"
Lawrence of Arabia (film) - The scene of Lawrence showing off the 'match trick' is shown, converted into 3D, in Ridley Scott's 2012 film "Prometheus"
Pietro Scalia - Most recently he worked with director Ridley Scott on "Prometheus", released in June 2012
Sebastian Koch - Another major collaboration began in 2013, when Ridley Scott began working on "The Vatican", a pilot movie for a Showtime series about intrigues concerning the Pope, mysteries and secrets within the Catholic Church
The Duellists - The 2013 release of the film on Blu-ray coincided with the publication of an essay on the film in a collection of scholarly essays on Ridley Scott
Iceland - Christopher Nolan's 2014 film, "Interstellar" was filmed in Iceland for some of its scenes, as was Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"
Exodus: Gods and Kings - "'Exodus: Gods and Kings"' is a 2014 biblically-inspired epic film directed by Ridley Scott
Pietro Scalia - Most recently he worked with director Ridley Scott on "The Martian", released in October, 2015
London Has Fallen - However, on June 12, 2015, it was announced that the film has been moved back to January 22, 2016 to avoid competition with director Ridley Scott's "The Martian", which swapped its original November 25 release date with director Paul McGuigan's "Victor Frankenstein" two days prior
Neill Blomkamp - The project was shelved in October 2015, pending the outcome of Ridley Scott's second prequel installment, "Alien: Paradise Lost"
Stacy Martin - In 2017, Martin appeared in a small role as the assistant of J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World"
Kevin Spacey - In March 2017, it was announced that Spacey would portray J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World"
Alien: Resurrection - In an interview with "Variety" on September 2017, Stacey Snider, the current cheif-executive-officer of 20th Century Fox, stated that while "Alien: Covenant" was a financial disappointment they still trust Ridley Scott to know the right story and to proceed with the sequel
In 2018 Scott received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement