Anthony David "Tony" Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012)
Tony Scott, director and younger brother of Ridley Scott, shocks the movie industry after committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro port district of Los Angeles, California on 19th August 2012. While no much a fan as to his elder brother, Ridley Scott's works, still, together with producers, the late Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott gave the world one of the most memorable action film of the 80s, the 1986 Top Gun. Everyone was talking about it. A box office smash hit, it catapulted a handsome than handsome actor calls Tom Cruise to super stardom. Next came 1987 Beverly Hills Cop 2, which again was a box office hit. True Romance, 1993, was not so popular but I like it, and that's because it is based on the script by Quentin Tarantino, and as such, it is very much in the veins of the former's movies. Enemy of the State, 1998, again smashed the box office. Majority of his movies are action based, typically in the same style like Bruckheimer - loud and fast with frantic pace - and as such is not popular with critics but a hit with majority of the popcorn munching audiences. The Scott brothers also founded the Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), a film and commercial company as well as studio company, Scott Free Productions which include producing the hit Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001) and American Gangster (2007).