Ridley Scott - Born in England in 1937, Scott’s education in design speaks to his trademark visual fastidiousness as a director.
His career began as a set designer for television, and the BBC was soon training him in directing. Scott’s first feature film was 1977’s The Duellists, making little impact at the US box office; his follow-up in 1979, however, was Alien. This film was groundbreaking in the sci-fi/horror genre, and solidified Scott as a commanding director.
Tackling all genres and with consistently powerful material, Scott has had three Best Director nominations, including for Thelma & Louise (1991) and Gladiator (2000). Director Tony Scott is his brother.
Alien 1979 dir. Scott starring Tom Skerritt Sigourney Weaver
Blade Runner 1982 dir. Scott starring Harrison Ford Rutger Hauer
Legend 1985 dir. Ridley Scott Cast Tom Cruise Mia Sara