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 also produced Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. 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
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Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
- Experience in Terror
- The Making of Alien3
- The Alien Legacy
- Alien Evolution
- The Alien Saga
- The Beast Within: Making Alien
- One Step Beyond: Making Alien Resurrection Enhancement Pods
- HBO First Look: Prometheus
- The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
- Memory: The Origins of Alien
- Scott is currently the only person to direct more than one feature film in the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises.