Photo of Ridley Scott Ridley Scott

Born in Tyne and Wear, England, on Nov. 30, 1937, Ridley Scott trained at West Hartlepool Art School, went to the Royal College of Art and eventually landed a job at the BBC, where he worked as a designer and director on several TV series in the 1960s.

Scott's first major feature film was The Duellists (1977) with Harvey Keitel. He followed this with a string of groundbreaking movies, including Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), 1991's Thelma & Louise (for which Scott received his first Best Director Oscar nomination) and 2000's Gladiator (which earned him a second Oscar nod).

Never allowing himself to be tied down to any particular film genre, in 2001 Scott tackled the Silence of the Lambs sequel, Hannibal, and Black Hawk Down (Scott's third Oscar nomination). He also directed the con-artist dark comedy Matchstick Men (2003), followed by the Crusades-era epic Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

Ridley Scott in The Martian

The Martian

2015 PG-13

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

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  • Ridley Scott in Alien Alien
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  • Ridley Scott in Black Hawk Down Black Hawk Down
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  • Ridley Scott in Gladiator Gladiator
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  • Ridley Scott in Robin Hood Robin Hood
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  • Ridley Scott in Kingdom of Heaven Kingdom of Heaven
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  • Ridley Scott in The Counselor The Counselor
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  • Ridley Scott in Black Rain Black Rain
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