Director Tony Scott Found Dead
Tragic news today – the director of numerous classics such as Top Gun, True Romance and Crimson Tide has been found dead in Los Angeles at the age of 68 having reportedly jumped from a bridge.
Further details at the moment are still unknown, but the police are reporting it as a suicide.
Hollywood has lost one of its most respected directors, a man who defined action cinema in the 1980s. He then went on to solidify his status in the 1990s with such films as the Quentin Tatantino-scripted True Romance and the Gene Hackman-starring Enemy Of The State.
In recent years he had continued to successfully produce consistent output, with films like Unstoppable showcasing his ability to direct with the touch of a man who understood the mechanics of cinema and film-going audiences.
Born in England, Tony was the younger brother of Ridley Scott, who has also become a very successful film director, making the likes of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator.
In recent years, Tony Scott had also worked as an executive producer on numerous projects outside of his usual output, for example Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination Of Jeese James.
While he had his detractors, there is no doubting that the death of Tony Scott leaves a hole in modern American cinema.