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Ridley Scott

Frequently works with Composer Hans Zimmer.
 
While filming "Gladiator", producer Dino De Laurentiis and Martha De Laurentiis visited Scott and asked if he would like to direct "Hannibal". Scott read the novel, was impressed by it, and eventually agreed to do it.
 
Believes "Gladiator", "Alien", and "Hannibal" are fine the original cut and won't need to put the deleted scenes back in for a better movie. So essentially his first cut of those films are his Director's Cut.
 
Unable to attend the New York premiere of "Hannibal" because her mom just passed away.
 
After several "A-list" directors passed on "Alien", the producers went to Ridley Scott and he accepted it. Scott only directed "The Dualist" before he work on "Alien".
 
Wanted to cast actors for "Alien" that wouldn't need much help from him so he can concentrate on the visual effects.
 
Drew the first story boards for the film "Alien" and presented to FOX. The studio was so impressed that they doubled the budget from $4.2 million to $8.4 million.
 
Knighted in the 2003 New Year Honours.
 
5 of the Scott's family members are currently directors, all of them work for RSA.
 
Height: 5' 7½"
 
Formerly married to Felicity Heywood with 2 children and Sandy Watson with 1 child.
 
Owns a visual effect company, Mill Film, in London.
 
The song "Aldebaran" sung by Enya is delicated to him.
 
Made over 2000 commericals.
 
Delicated "Black Hawk Down" (2001) to his mother, who just passed away that year.
 
Is left-handed.
 
Directed the Famous Apple Macintosh 1984 ad that appeared on the 1984 SuperBowl.
 
When first handed a scrapbook of H.R. Giger's work, it hitted him that the Alien in the book would be the monster he would eventually use in "Alien".
 
Quote: "I'm a moviemaker, not a documentarian. I try to hit the truth."
 

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