“A hit for me is if I enjoy the movie, if I personally enjoy the movie.”
Ridley Scott was born on this day in South Shields, Tyme & Wear, England in 1937. He is 75 years old.
An army brat, Scott moved often as a child. He lived in Northern England, Wales, & Germany. He went to the Royal College of Art. Upon graduation he worked as a trainee set designer. Later he started Ridley Scott Associates with his brother Tony.
His first feature was The Duelists, but it was his second film, ALIEN, that made his name in film. He followed Alien with BLADE RUNNER. Next he named a big budget commercial for Apple Macintosh in 1984. 1991 brought THELMA AND LOUISE with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. GLADIATOR won 5 Academy Awards. He followed that with BLACK HAWK DOWN.
Other titles by Scott include:
A Good Year
Body of Lies
In June of 2012 Scott released Prometheus, an Alien semi-prequel.