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Ridley Scott
Birthday: November 30, 1937

Birth Place: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Height: 5' 7"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Ridley Scott. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



One of the most promising directors of the late '70s, Ridley Scott displayed stylistic flair and remarkable storytelling abilities in such films as The Duellists (1977) and his landmark Alien (1979). Although he remained a respected director on both sides of the Atlantic, his career suffered repeated blows throughout the 1980s and '90s with a series of critical and commercial missteps, beginning with the costly and unsuccessful 1492: Conquest of Paradise.Born in 1937, in Northumberland, England, Scott was educated at the West Hartlepool College of Art and London's Royal College of Art. After completing his education, he became a set designer for the British Broadcasting Company in the early '60s, eventually getting promoted to director of such popular BBC series as the long-running police adventure Z Cars. With the establishment of his own firm, Ridley Scott Associates, Scott was in on the ground floor of some of the most inventive European TV commercials of the 1970s.The director's transition to the big screen came with his direction of 1977's The Duellists, a visually striking Napoleonic war film that won the Jury Prize for Best First Feature at the Cannes Film Festival. Further success followed with 1979's Alien, which established Scott as both an important director and a shining knight for horror and sci-fi devotees. In 1982, the director found himself at the center of a storm around his production of Blade Runner. After repeated clashes with studio executives over the film's complex content and downbeat finale, Scott added a voice-over narration and a more positive ending. The results sparked an outcry from film purists, and Blade Runner fell victim to negative reviews and poor box-office results. It wasn't until the early '90s that the director's cut was finally released, theatrically and on video cassette, and the film was recognized as a science fiction masterpiece.In the meantime, Scott continued to direct such films as the 1986 fantasy Legend, starring Tom Cruise, and 1989's Black Rain, which featured Michael Douglas as a vice cop on a mission to Japan. In 1991, he encountered critical and commercial triumph with Thelma & Louise. Starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Director for Scott. After the film's success, it seemed that the director could do no wrong. Unfortunately, he did just the opposite with his next project, 1992's 1492: Conquest of Paradise. The film proved to be a complete flop, and for the next few years Scott relinquished his directorial duties in favor of producing such films as Monkey Trouble and The Browning Version (both 1994).Scott returned to the director's chair in 1996, with White Squall, an action-adventure film set on a boat full of troubled teenage boys. Unfortunately, the film performed poorly among critics and at the box office, and Scott's next feature, G.I. Jane (1997), suffered a similar fate. He then returned to producing, working on the 1997 TV series The Hunger, which was based on the 1983 movie directed by his brother, Tony Scott, who was best-known for such action fare as Top Gun (1986) and Enemy of the State (1998). After producing the 1998 black comedy Clay Pigeons, Scott returned to directing with Gladiator (2000), a Roman epic starring Russell Crowe as its titular hero. Budgeted at 100 million dollars and weighing in at 154 minutes, the film was hailed by some critics who saw it as a return to grand-scale moviemaking, while others saw it as merely overblown. Regardless of the critics' opinions, Gladiator was undoubtedly wildly popular, earning five Oscars, including Best Picture, at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards.In 2001, Scott applied his icy-cool visual style — but little else of note — to Hannibal, the much-anticipated sequel to 1991's Silence of the Lambs. Although the film broke the box-office record for the largest opening weekend for an R-rated film, critics were less than pleased with Hannibal's combination of smug, stuffy disaffection and vomit-bag-worthy gore. Scott's skills as a director of action were better put to the test later that year with Black Hawk Down, the account of the United States' unsuccessful 1993 attempt to take down the regime of a brutal Somalian warlord. Though there was no contesting the helmer's adroit camera and editing choices in the film's visceral, tactically challenging battle scenes, some critics objected to Black Hawk's simplified portrayal of the U.S. military involvement in the region. Still bruised from the tragic events of 9/11, however, the American public lined up in droves for the flag-waving Jerry Bruckheimer production, which would also garner Scott his third Best Director Oscar nomination.Recoiling from the high-profile prestige projects for a spell, Scott turned his focus to the big-screen adaptation of Matchstick Men, a dysfunctional-con-man tale starring a tic-laden Nicolas Cage as well as up-and-comers Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman. Though hardly a blockbuster, the heist comedy garnered mixed but generally positive reviews, most noting Scott's ability to evince vivid performances from his trio of actors.

Movie Credits
Emma's War (2007)
[ Tony Scott ]
Shadow Divers (2007)
Diamond Dead (2007)
[ Tony Scott ][ George A. Romero ]
American Gangster (2007)
[ Russell Crowe ][ Denzel Washington ][ Ted Levine ][ John Hawkes ][ Chiwetel Ejiofor ]
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
[ Brad Pitt ][ Casey Affleck ][ Sam Rockwell ][ Tony Scott ][ Ted Levine ]
Mary Queen of Scots (2006)
A Good Year (2006)
[ Russell Crowe ][ Albert Finney ][ Freddie Highmore ][ Tom Hollander ][ Richard Coyle ]
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
[ James Franco ][ Rufus Sewell ][ Tony Scott ][ Dexter Fletcher ][ Henry Cavill ]
Orpheus (2006)
[ Tony Scott ][ Eion Bailey ][ Michael Rady ]
In Her Shoes (2005)
[ Tony Scott ][ Eric Balfour ][ Curtis Hanson ][ Richard Burgi ][ Mark Feuerstein ]
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
[ Orlando Bloom ][ Edward Norton ][ Liam Neeson ][ Jeremy Irons ][ Brendan Gleeson ]
Matchstick Men (2003)
[ Nicolas Cage ][ Sam Rockwell ][ Frank Sinatra ][ Bruce McGill ][ Hans Zimmer ]
The Gathering Storm (2002)
[ Albert Finney ][ Tony Scott ][ Tom Wilkinson ][ Jim Broadbent ][ Derek Jacobi ]
Ticker (2002)
[ Clive Owen ][ Ray Liotta ][ Don Cheadle ][ Robert Patrick ][ Tony Scott ]
Beat the Devil (2002)
[ Gary Oldman ][ Clive Owen ][ Marilyn Manson ][ Danny Trejo ][ Tony Scott ]
Hostage (2002)
[ Clive Owen ][ John Woo ][ Tony Scott ][ Darius McCrary ][ Corey Michael Eubanks ]
Black Hawk Down (2001)
[ Orlando Bloom ][ Ewan McGregor ][ Josh Hartnett ][ Jason Isaacs ][ Eric Bana ]
Hannibal (2001)
[ Gary Oldman ][ Anthony Hopkins ][ Ray Liotta ][ David Mamet ][ Hans Zimmer ]
The Last Debate (2000)
[ James Garner ][ Peter Gallagher ][ Tony Scott ]
Gladiator (2000)
[ Joaquin Phoenix ][ Russell Crowe ][ Richard Harris ][ Djimon Hounsou ][ Oliver Reed ]
Where the Money Is (2000)
[ Paul Newman ][ Dermot Mulroney ][ Tony Scott ][ Frankie Faison ]
RKO 281 (1999)
[ John Malkovich ][ Liev Schreiber ][ James Cromwell ][ Tony Scott ][ Roy Scheider ]
Clay Pigeons (1998)
[ Joaquin Phoenix ][ Vince Vaughn ][ Elvis Presley ][ Tony Scott ][ Vince Vieluf ]
G.I. Jane (1997)
[ Viggo Mortensen ][ James Caviezel ][ Morris Chestnut ][ John Michael Higgins ][ Kevin Gage ]
White Squall (1996)
[ Ryan Phillippe ][ Jeff Bridges ][ Ethan Embry ][ Jeremy Sisto ][ Jason Marsden ]
The Browning Version (1994)
[ Michael Gambon ][ Matthew Modine ][ Albert Finney ][ Julian Sands ]
Monkey Trouble (1994)
[ Harvey Keitel ][ Christopher McDonald ][ Frank Welker ][ Adam LaVorgna ]
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
[ Frank Langella ][ Arnold Vosloo ][ Michael Wincott ][ Armand Assante ][ Loren Dean ]
Thelma & Louise (1991)
[ Brad Pitt ][ Michael Madsen ][ Harvey Keitel ][ Christopher McDonald ][ Hans Zimmer ]
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
[ Tom Berenger ][ Jerry Orbach ][ Mark Moses ][ Jack McGee ][ Johnnie Ray ]
Blade Runner (1982)
[ Harrison Ford ][ Rutger Hauer ][ Edward James Olmos ][ M. Emmet Walsh ][ Brion James ]
Boy and Bicycle (1965)


  • Education, West Hartlepool College of Art; Royal College of Art, London (art, film).
  • Brother of director Tony Scott.
  • Father of music video director Jake Scott.
  • Whilst working as a set designer at the BBC, Scott was assigned to design the Daleks for the popular BBC TV serial "Doctor Who" (1963). Scott passed the work on to his friend Raymond Cusick, as he was unable to attend the filming at Ealing.
  • Owns the visual effects company Mill Film, based in London. They did the majority of the effects work on Gladiator (2000).
  • Ranked #31 in the 2001 edition of Entertainment Weekly's Power List.
  • Enya's 1986 recording "Aldebaran" is dedicated to him.
  • Ranked #30 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
  • In the 1990s, he was developing a film adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel, 'I Am Legend'. This project was never finished.
  • Is the father of "director's cut".
  • Owns Shepperton Studios in the UK with his brother Tony Scott.
  • Has made over 2000 commercials.
  • Son of Elizabeth Jean Scott.
  • Knighted in the 2003 New Year's Honours List.
  • Ranked #25 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #30 in 2002.
  • Father of actress Jordan Scott
  • Black Hawk Down (2001) is dedicated to his mother, who died in 2001.
  • Directed a Maxwell House coffee commercial that starred Shakira Caine. Michael Caine saw the commercial and was so taken by her beauty, he desperately searched for her. They have been married 30 years.
  • He cast his partner in life, Giannina Facio, in all of his films since Gladiator (2000).
  • Usually casts / works with actors that have a strong theatre background and are graduates of Drama School.
  • Of all the professional actors he has hired / worked with for his films, over fifty percent come from elite Drama schools and the theatre such as the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford Upon Avon, The Globe Theatre, The Old Vic, and the National Theatre in London (to name a few), which he feels brings as large a presence to the screen as the actors do to the stage.
  • Graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, England, with a B.A. from the Film Arts school.
  • Graduated from the London International Film School's one year master's program where two of his short films won awards.
  • Is the only director, other than George Lucas, who has directed both Harrison Ford and Ewan McGregor in a movie.
  • He and Michael Mann have both directed a Hannibal Lecter film. They have also both worked frequently with an actor who has played Jack Crawford. Mann directed Dennis Farina's first film, Thief (1981), and he also used him on "Miami Vice" (1984). Scott cast Harvey Keitel in The Duellists (1977) and Thelma & Louise (1991). Keitel went on to play Jack Crawford in Red Dragon (2002).
  • Is left-handed and personally sketches most of his own storyboards with great artistic style
  • Likes to be personally involved with the casting of his movies
  • The most successful British director in Hollywood in terms of box office to date (April 2005).
  • Has worked with three Aragorns. His first theatrical film, The Duellists, featured Sir Robert Stephens, who played Aragorn in the BBC radio adaptation. His breakthrough film, Alien, featured John Hurt, who voiced the character in the Ralph Bakshi animated film. G.I. Jane featured Viggo Mortensen, who played the part in Peter Jackson's live-action adaptation.
  • He and his brother Tony Scott have worked with several of the same actors. Ridley cast Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas in Alien (1979), while Tony cast him as Mike Metcalf, mentor to Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun (1986). Tom Cruise appeared in Top Gun for Tony, and Legend (1985) for Ridley. Giancarlo Giannini played a police officer in Hannibal (2001), and again in Man on Fire (2004). Gary Oldman appeared in True Romance (1993) for Tony and Hannibal (2001) for Ridley. Brad Pitt appeared in True Romance for Tony and Thelma and Louise for Ridley. Viggo Mortensen appeared in Crimson Tide (1995) for Tony, and G.I. Jane (1997) for Ridley. In addition, Tim Robbins, who appeared in Top Gun, has been involved in a long term relationship with Susan Sarandon, who appeared in Thelma and Louise, since 1988.
  • His first feature film, The Duelists, is based on a Joseph Conrad story. In his next film, Alien, the spaceship was known as the Nostromo and its escape ship as the Narcissus. Both are names taken from Joseph Conrad stories.
  • Ranked #5 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest directors ever!" [2005]
  • Ranked #28 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Had ranked #32 in 2004.
  • While in college at the Royal College of Art, he was a contributor to the college magazine ARK. He also helped establish a film studies department at the school.
  • Directed the Famous Apple Macintosh 1984 ad that was shown during the 1984 Superbowl.
  • In 1994, he was slated to direct "Hot Zone" from a screenplay by James V. Hart based on the 1992 New Yorker article "Crisis in the Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. The film was to star Robert Redford and Jodie Foster and was based on the true story of the discovery of the deadly Ebola virus. Various factors, including the development of the similarly-plotted Outbreak (1995), led to the project being cancelled.

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