Remembering the action-packed movies of tragic director Tony Scott

Remembering the action-packed movies of tragic director Tony Scott

Remembering the action-packed movies of tragic director Tony Scott
The sad news that Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for his action flicks such as Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in LA has left the film world in shock.

British-born Tony, who was 68, secured his legacy in the action genre with high octane classics such as the Tom Cruise vehicle about US military pilots.

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As well as being at the helm of the film which propelled Tom to stardom, he also captured the fledgling relationship between the actor and Nicole Kidman on the set of racing flick Days of Thunder, pictured above.

Tony was the younger brother of producer and director Ridley Scott, with whom he ran Scott Free Productions, which produced Hollywood blockbusters like this year”s Prometheus, as well as TV series such as The Good Wife.

The filmmaker has sadly ended his career in the most tragic of circumstances, leaving behind actress wife Donna Scott and their two sons.

While Los Angeles authorities confirm they are investigating his death as suicide, tributes have flooded in on Twitter.

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez wrote: "Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment."

Actor Elijah Wood added: "Awful news about Tony Scott. Rest in peace." While Stephen Fry said: "Deeply saddened to hear the news about Tony Scott. A fine film-maker and the most charming, modest man."

check the the photos to look back at some of the highlights of Tony Scott’s career.

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