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Best known for his high-voltage action flicks and the faded red baseball cap that became his trademark, director Tony Scott was born June 21, 1944, in North Shields, England. His mother instilled in him a love of movies -- just as she did his famous filmmaking brother Ridley.

After Tony got his start helming TV commercials in Britain, he transitioned to Hollywood cinema in 1983 with the vampire thriller The Hunger, which promptly flopped. But his next endeavor, Top Gun (1986), vaulted him to Tinseltown's top tier, along with leading man Tom Cruise. Tony reteamed with Cruise four years later for Days of Thunder.

Tony's impressive canon also includes five collaborations with megastar Denzel Washington: Crimson Tide (1995), Man on Fire (2004), Déjà Vu (2006), the 2009 remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and Tony's final directorial outing, Unstoppable (2010). He died Aug. 19, 2012, at the age of 68.

Tony Scott in Unstoppable

Unstoppable

2010 PG-13

It's a nail-biting race against time as an unmanned train carrying a load of lethal chemicals speeds out of control, and a conductor and engineer do everything in their power to keep it from derailing and killing tens of thousands of people. Denzel Washington leads the cast in Tony Scott's tough-minded action thriller, in which a terrible circumstance forces a couple of ordinary men to become extraordinary heroes.

  • Tony Scott in Top Gun Top Gun
  • Tony Scott in True Romance True Romance
  • Tony Scott in Spy Game Spy Game
  • Tony Scott in Enemy of the State Enemy of the State
  • Tony Scott in The Hunger The Hunger
  • Tony Scott in The Last Boy Scout The Last Boy Scout
  • Tony Scott in Man on Fire Man on Fire
  • Tony Scott in Crimson Tide Crimson Tide
  • Tony Scott in Déjà Vu Déjà Vu
  • Tony Scott in Days of Thunder Days of Thunder
  • Tony Scott in Domino Domino
  • Tony Scott in The Taking of Pelham 123 The Taking of Pelham 123
  • Tony Scott in Beverly Hills Cop II Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Tony Scott in Revenge Revenge