Ridley Scott 11.30.12 Thought of the Day


“A hit for me is if I enjoy the movie, if I personally enjoy the movie.”

-Ridley Scott

 

Cover of "Alien (The Director's Cut)"

Cover of Alien (The Director’s Cut)

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

American Gangster

Body of Lies

Robin Hood

G.I. Jane

In June of 2012 Scott released Prometheus, an Alien semi-prequel.

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Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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