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Highly accomplished commercial director, doing some of the early Apple ads, turned auteur, Sir Ridley Scott (he doesn't use the title as it makes him "sound like an old man") is a British director. Known for an obsession with visual detail rivaling Stanley Kubrick, if not Alfred Hitchcock. Several of his early works helped establish the popularity of the Used Future trope. Older brother of director Tony Scott. He has worked with an incredibly wide variety of genres and budgets, yet somehow maintains his own special touch through it all.
Russell Crowe is one of his favorite actors, appearing in many of his films.
- The Duellists (1977)
- Alien (1979)
- Blade Runner (1982)
- 1984 commercial that introduced the Apple Macintosh - now recognized as the first Super Bowl Special ad.
- Legend (1985)
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
- Black Rain (1989)
- Thelma and Louise (1991)
- 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
- White Squall (1996)
- G.I. Jane (1997)
- Gladiator (2000)
- Hannibal (2001)
- Black Hawk Down (2001)
- Matchstick Men (2003)
- Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
- A Good Year (2006)
- American Gangster (2007)
- Body of Lies (2008)
- Robin Hood (2010)
- Prometheus (2012)
- The Counselor (2013)
- The Martian (2015)
- Alien: Covenant (2017)
- All the Money in the World (2017)
Announced upcoming directing projects:
- a film version of The Prisoner (announced in 2016)
- a film version of Wraiths of the Broken Land (announced in 2016)
- a film about the Battle of Britain (announced in 2017)
- a film sequel to Alien: Covenant (announced in 2017)
- a Disney film version of The Merlin Saga (announced in 2017)
- a television version of The Terror (2018; announced in 2017)
Producer or Executive Producer:
- Numb3rs (2005-2010)
- The A-Team (2010)
- The Good Wife (2009–2016)
- The Man in the High Castle (first season, 2015–2016)
- Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
- Action Girl[context?]
- Artificial Human[context?]
- Downer Ending[context?]
- Duel to the Death[context?]
- Enforced Method Acting[context?]
- Executive Meddling[context?]
- Japan Takes Over the World[context?]
- Mega Corp: Serves as the Bigger Bad of Alien and Blade Runner.
- Nothing Is Scarier[context?]
- Recut: Even when he didn't actually want them.
- Unicorn: Legend and, oddly enough, Blade Runner.
- Used Future: Alien and Blade Runner.