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  • Top Gun Director Tony Scott Dies After Jumping From L.A. Bridge

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  • Posted: August 20, 2012 3:16:40 pm
  • Director Tony Scott, whose hit movies ranged from Top Gun and Days of Thunder to Crimson Tide and The Taking of Pelham 123, jumped to his death Sunday afternoon from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California. He was 68.

    The Los Angeles Times reports investigators later found a suicide note in Scott’s office. However, it wasn’t immediately known what might have driven the filmmaker to kill himself. Update: According to ABC News, a source close to Scott said the director had inoperable brain cancer.

    His death brings to an abrupt end a four-decade-long career marked by numerous box-office hits but little critical acclaim (by contrast, his older brother Ridley Scott, with whom he formed Scott Free Productions in 1995, is a three-time Academy Award nominee). Scott made his feature debut in 1983 with the British vampire film The Hunger, but it was his commercial work for Saab — a TV ad in which a car races a jet fighter — that caught the attention of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who hired him to helm Top Gun. It was a decision that paid off, as the action drama became the highest-grossing film of 1986, introducing Scott to Hollywood and firmly establishing Tom Cruise as a star.

    Last edited August 20, 2012 3:17:10 pm
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  • Posted: August 20, 2012 11:11:34 pm
  • Very sad. True Romance is one of my all time faves.
  • Posted: August 21, 2012 7:31:32 am
  • R.I.P. Tony
    You build your collection one book at a time and day by day it seem to stay the same. Then one day KA BLAM it gotten out of control. Thanks mom I love you.

    " I'm not insane, my mom had me tested." Sheldon BIG BANG THEORY
    " Holy on a CRACKER" Pennie BIG BANG THEORY

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