Yesterday, news broke of Tony Scott’s tragic death. In order to celebrate the man’s life and work, we look back at some of his best films.
The Hunger (1983) – despite being known for his work in the action genre, Tony Scott got his start in horror – with this very-Eighties vampire tale co-starring David Bowie
Top Gun (1986) – perhaps Scott’s most endearing work, this movie helped launch Tom Cruise to super stardom
The Last Boy Scout (1991) – based on a script from “Lethal Weapon” scribe Shane Black, Tony Scott ended up creating one of the funniest and grittiest action flicks of the 90′s. Black’s dialogue and Scott’s direction seemed to bring out the best in lead actor Bruce Willis
True Romance (1993) – Tony Scott translated Quentin Tarantino’s script to the screen in a culturally-defining movies of the 90′s. Scene-stealing performances from the likes of Gary Oldman and Christopher Walken help color this violent but humorous crime thriller
Crimson Tide (1995) – this tense submarine film co-starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman is famous for its uncredited rewrites from Quentin Tarantino. The movie would also be the start of a fruitful partnership between Tony Scott and leading man Denzel
Man on Fire (2004) – this pitch-black revenge film reunited Tony Scott with Denzel Washington and signaled the beginning of a more visually experimental phase in Scott’s career
Unstoppable (2010) – another collaboration with Denzel Washington, Tony Scott’s last film was a crowd-pleasing thriller, based on the true story of a runaway train