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With English director Tony Scott’s passing on Sunday Hollywood has lost a powerhouse director/producer and a much revered colleague. Brother of Ridley Scott, Tony Scott began his career in television commercials alongside his brother, before making the leap into Hollywood feature films with vampire flick The Hunger starring David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon. In 1986 Scott jettisoned himself to success with Top Gun and continued to make a name for himself in action with Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder and the Tarantino penned True Romance (arguably the apex of his career). Scott made testosterone-driven, yet beautiful films. He worked well (and often) with actors including Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman and Christopher Walken creating action films with real character and heart. Most recently he had directed Unstoppable and produced several television series, as well as the ambitious, albiet divisive sci-fi Prometheus with his brother Ridley.

THE HUNGER (1983)

TOP GUN (1986)

TRUE ROMANCE (1993)

ENEMY OF THE STATE (1998)

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