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Ridley Scott


Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then Northumberland) on 30 November 1937. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the UK and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join Army (his elder brother Frank had already joined the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

1973: Directed one of the most famous British TV adverts of all time, "Boy on Bike" for Hovis bread, with the boy walking up the cobbled hill. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Ridley Scott

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm a moviemaker, not a documentarian. I try to hit the truth. See more »

Trivia:

1990s: He was developing a film adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel, "I Am Legend". This project was never finished. See more »

Trademark:

Begins most films with an info card sequence/montage (Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001)). See more »

Nickname:

R-Scott See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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