Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937) is an Academy Award-nominated English film director and producer who directed the 1979 film Alien, the 2012 film Prometheus, the 2017 film Alien: Covenant and the 2017 short film The Crossing. He helped conceive the short film Phobos. He also produced Prometheus, Alien: Covenant and the upcoming Alien tv series. Scott is the father of director Luke Scott, was the elder brother of late director Tony Scott, and is the partner of actress Giannina Facio, whom he has cast in many of his films. Other notable films Scott has directed include the seminal sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991), Gladiator (2000), Hannibal (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and The Martian (2015).

For his work on Alien, Scott won a Saturn Award for Best Director. In addition to this, he has been nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Director for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down), two Golden Globes and three BAFTA Awards. His directing of Alien, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant makes him the only director to helm more than one feature film in the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises (although his son Luke has also directed multiple short films for the series). In 2003, Scott was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his "services to the British film industry".

Awards and Nominations[]

Year Film Notes
1979 Alien Saturn Award for Best Director
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation


Year Title Notes
1977 The Duellists With Pete Postlethwaite and Luke Scott
1979 Alien
1982 Blade Runner With Edward James Olmos
1985 Legend With Nick Gillard and Eddie Powell
1987 Someone to Watch Over Me
1989 Black Rain
1991 Thelma & Louise With Steve Boyum
1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise With Nick Gillard, Sigourney Weaver and Michael Wincott
1996 White Squall
1997 G.I. Jane Written by David Twohy
2000 Gladiator With Giannina Facio, Tommy Flanagan, Mark Anthony Newman, C. C. Smiff and Sven-Ole Thorsen
2001 Hannibal With Pavel Bezdek and Giannina Facio
Black Hawk Down With Ewen Bremner, Giannina Facio and Corey Johnson
2003 Matchstick Men With Giannina Facio and Eddie Yansick
2005 Kingdom of Heaven With Giannina Facio, Jon Finch and Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik
2006 A Good Year With Giannina Facio and Rafe Spall
2007 American Gangster With Cris D'Annunzio, Idris Elba and John Ortiz
2008 Body of Lies With Robin Atkin Downes, Giannina Facio and Florian Robin
2010 Robin Hood With Giannina Facio and Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik
2012 Prometheus
2013 The Counselor With Rubén Blades, Andrea Deck, Giannina Facio, Michael Fassbender, Florian Robin and Shane Steyn
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings With Ewen Bremner, Emun Elliott, Giannina Facio, Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik, Florian Robin, C. C. Smiff, Shane Steyn and Sigourney Weaver
2015 The Martian With Florian Robin and C. C. Smiff
2017 Alien: Covenant

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