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Tony Scott Net Worth

Anthony David Leighton “Tony” Scott net worth is

$90 Million

Anthony David Leighton “Tony” Scott Wiki Biography

Anthony David Leighton Scott was born on the 21st June 1944, in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, and was a Primetime Emmy Award-winning director, producer, and writer, best known for such movies as “Top Gun” (1986), “Man on Fire” (2004), “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009), and “Unstoppable” (2010). Scott’s career started in 1969 and ended in 2012 with his passing.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tony Scott was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Scott’s net worth was as high as $90 million, earned through his successful career in film industry. In addition to being a director, Scott also worked as a producer and writer, which improved his wealth too.

Tony Scott Net Worth $90 Million

Tony Scott was the youngest of three sons of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott, and grew up with brothers Ridley, who is a famous director as well, and Frank. Tony went to the Grangefield School, and then to the West Hartlepool College of Art, before graduating from the Sunderland Art School with a degree in fine arts. Scott then studied art in Leeds, as he was unsuccessful at entering Royal College of Art in London, and in 1969 he debuted with the short film called “One of the Missing’.

His first feature movie was “Loving Memory” in 1971, while in 1983 Scott directed “The Hunger” starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. In 1986, Scott made one of his most successful movies – “Top Gun” with Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins and Val Kilmer, which won an Oscar and Golden Globe and was nominated for three more Oscars and one more Golden Globe. With a budget of $15 million, the film grossed over $356 million worldwide, making Scott filthy rich and a multi-millionaire. He ended the ‘80s with the Oscar and Golden Globe Award-nominated “Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987) starring Eddie Murphy, and which earned $300 million worldwide, half of that amount in the US alone.

In 1990, Scott filmed “Revenge” with Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, and Madeleine Stowe in lead roles, and that same year he directed the Oscar-nominated “Days of Thunder” starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Robert Duvall. The next year, Tony made “The Last Boy Scout” with Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans, while in 1993, he filmed “True Romance” starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, and Dennis Hopper, which Quentin Tarantino wrote the script for it. In 1995, Scott released the Oscar-nominated “Crimson Tide’ with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington, which grossed over $157 million worldwide, additionally increasing Tony’s net worth.

By the end of the ’90s, Scott had made “The Fan” (1996) starring Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, and Ellen Barkin, and “Enemy of the State” (1998) with Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Jon Voight, with the latter earning more than $250 at the box office, further boosting his reputation and net worth.

In 2001, Scott directed “Spy Game” with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, while in 2004 he made “Man on Fire” starring Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken and Dakota Fanning. In the mid-2000s, Tony filmed “Domino” (2005) with Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, and Edgar Ramírez, and “Déjà vu” (2006) starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, and Jim Caviezel. His last two movies were “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009) with Denzel Washington, John Travolta and Luis Guzmán, and the Oscar-nominated “Unstoppable” (2010) starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson.

Tony Scott also has more than 40 credits as a producer, and worked on numerous successful movies including the Golden Globe Award-winning “The Gathering Storm” (2002) with Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jim Broadbent. He continued with Golden Globe Award-nominated “In Her Shoes” (2005) with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, and the Oscar-nominated “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007) starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, and Sam Shepard.

Early in this decade, Scott produced “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010), the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “Gettysburg” (2011), and “The Grey” (2011) with Liam Neeson. Most recently, he worked on Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Killing Lincoln” (2013) and “Get Santa” (2014). Tony also produced such TV series as “Numb3rs” (2005-2010) and “The Good Wife” (2009-2013).

Regarding his personal life, Tony Scott was married to Gerry Scott from 1967 to 1974, and later to Glynis Sanders from 1986 to 1987. He then married Donna W. Scott in 1994, and stayed with her until his death in 2012, and had two children with her. Tony died on the 19th August 2012 by suicide, for reasons still unclear after he jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro port district of Los Angeles.

Full Name Tony Scott
Net Worth $90 Million
Date Of Birth June 21, 1944
Died August 19, 2012, San Pedro, California, United States
Place Of Birth North Shields, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Height 1.69 m
Profession Film director, producer, writer
Education Pudsey Grangefield School, Royal College of Art, London, University of Sunderland
Nationality British
Spouse Donna W. Scott (m. 1994–2012), Glynis Sanders (m. 1986–1987), Gerry Scott (m. 1967–1974)
Children Max Scott, Frank Scott
Parents Francis Percy Scott, Elizabeth Jean Scott
Siblings Ridley Scott, Frank Scott
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001716/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tony-scott-mn0000129778
Awards Oscar, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema (1995), BAFTA Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment (2010),
Nominations Primetime Emmy Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards
Movies The Fan (1996), Enemy of the State (1998), Spy Game (2001), Man on Fire (2004), Déjà Vu (2006), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Unstoppable (2010)
TV Shows The Gathering Storm (2002), Numb3rs(2005–10), The Good Wife (2009–12), Gettysburg (2011), World Without End (2012), Killing Lincoln (2013)
# Trademark
1 Advocate of “chiaroscuro” cinematographic style (contrasting lighting)
2 Often ended a film with a shootout. See True Romance (1993), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Enemy of the State (1998).
3 Frequently had sunlight flashing at characters to make the picture more effective.
4 Kinetic, choppy editing
5 Has used dogs in many of his movies including Top Gun (1986), True Romance (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), The Fan (1996), Enemy of the State (1998), Man on Fire (2004) and Domino (2005).
6 [director’s trademark – camera pan across a large tower] The “top of the world” tower at the casino in Domino and Beat The Devil, the tower in Mexico City at the start of Man on Fire.
7 Often casted Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken.
8 Constantly wore a faded red baseball cap. It often appeared in his films.
# Quote
1 [while reminiscing on his early days in Hollywood and career] Hopefully I’ll be viewed as an extreme character when I pass on, you know. They might say “Wow he was out there. He was a fucking lunatic.” And I like to be viewed in that way. But um, those years there seemed to be a lot of extreme individuals, and hopefully I’ll be perceived and put in the same box.
2 [on making action films] The most dangerous moments come from boredom. Each of those slam bang sequences take hours to set up. The menace come from the stunt men who get so sick of standing around that they get careless. It’s usually best to cut down on the waiting by planning two stunt sequences at once.
3 [on Top Gun (1986) and similar films] I see these pilots as rock ‘n’ roll stars of the skies. I see deep blue skies and silver steel. I hear the rock music and smell the jet fuel. I love shooting real things in the real world.
4 Ridley makes films for posterity. My films are more rock ‘n’ roll.
5 I like changing the pace of my life, changing my discipline. It gives me ideas for how to see the world differently.
6 The scariest thing in my life is the first morning of production on all my movies. It’s the fear of failing, the loss of face, and a sense of guilt that everybody puts their faith in you and not coming through?
7 The biggest edge I live on is directing. That’s the most scary, dangerous thing you can do in your life.
8 I always get criticized for style over content, unlike Ridley’s films that go into the classic box right away. Mine sort of hover. Maybe with time people will start saying they should be classics, but I think I’m always perceived as reaching too hard for difference, and difference doesn’t categorize you as the ‘classic category’.
9 (The studio) saw a cut of The Hunger (1983) and all of a sudden my parking spot at Warner Brothers was painted out.
10 [on Days of Thunder (1990)] The problem was, we started on the movie without a script. Tom [Cruise] was already part of the line-up when I arrived and they said: “Tom can sit behind the wheel of a race car and smoke a cigarette and this movie will make a fortune.” And that was the attitude we went in with. Robert Towne would be writing the scenes at night, we would shoot in the morning. It was a dangerous way to work. But we really thought, “Look – it’s racing cars and it’s Tom Cruise!” But you always have to get a story and you’ve got to get character first, and we hadn’t.
11 [on Tom Cruise] A magnet for women.
12 [on Ridley Scott] Nobody does toga movies like my brother.
# Fact
1 He was an avid car enthusiast. His brother Ridley convinced him to work at his production company instead of the BBC by tellling him he’d have a Ferrari within a year. He did.
2 Directed Dakota Fanning in ”Man On Fire (2004)” and her sister Ella Fanning in ”Deja Vu (2006)”. Both films also starred Denzel Washington.
3 Of the 16 feature films Tony Scott directed in his lifetime, 14 have at least one Academy Award – winning actor/actress in the cast. The other 2 features (Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and Spy Game (2001)) have multiple nominees in the cast. [2016].
4 In Scott’s penultimate film The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), the climax involved a runaway train that foreshadowed the plot of his final film Unstoppable (2010).
5 Left two suicide notes that have not been publicly disclosed. Police have said the notes do not explain his motivation for suicide.
6 Tony and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions signs a 3-year production deal with Fox. Each will produce (separately and together) films for Fox and each will direct at least one film at Fox in that time. [September 2001]
7 Was set to direct Man on Fire (1987), based on a A.J. Quinnell‘s novel, but he was rejected by the producers because they believed he was not accomplished enough to pull off the project. 17 years later, Scott directed Man on Fire (2004), a new version of the same novel.
8 Dedicated his movie The Hunger (1983) to his brother Frank Scott, who died in 1980.
9 Father of twin sons, Frank and Max (born 2000), with Donna W. Scott.
10 Former brother-in-law of Sandy Watson.
11 Was classmates with Stephen Goldblatt and Richard Loncraine in Film School.
12 He and his brother, Ridley Scott, have both worked with the following actors: Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise (1991), The Hunger (1983)), Tom Skerritt (Alien (1979), Top Gun (1986)), Tom Cruise (Legend (1985), Top Gun (1986)), Viggo Mortensen (G.I. Jane (1997), Crimson Tide (1995)), Brad Pitt (Thelma & Louise (1991), True Romance (1993)), Giancarlo Giannini (Hannibal (2001), Man on Fire (2004)), Gary Oldman (Hannibal (2001), True Romance (1993)) and Denzel Washington (American Gangster (2007), Man on Fire (2004), et al), Kevin Corrigan (American Gangster (2007), Unstoppable (2010)), Edgar Ramírez (Domino (2005), The Counselor (2013)), Tom Sizemore (True Romance (1993), Black Hawk Down (2001)).
13 Often worked with editor Christian Wagner.
14 Unlike brother Ridley Scott, he utilizes mostly American actors in lead roles. (Only four leads in his features have not been American since The Hunger (1983): Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie in The Hunger (1983); Nicole Kidman in Days of Thunder (1990)) and Keira Knightley in Domino (2005)).
15 Performance (1970) by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg was one of his favourite films.
16 Dedicated his movie Spy Game (2001) to the memory of his mother, Elizabeth Scott, who died that year.
17 Uncle of actress Jordan Scott
18 Son of Elizabeth Jean Scott.
19 In the early 1980s, was reported to be a contender to direct the highly regarded screenplay Starman (1984), since British commercial veterans were suddenly in vogue in Hollywood (Alan Parker, Adrian Lyne, Hugh Hudson, Ridley Scott, etc.) However, the reaction to his debut film, The Hunger (1983), was so negative that his stock in Hollywood sank almost instantly. Starman was ultimately directed by John Carpenter, and Scott’s next film was Top Gun (1986), three years later.
20 Turned down a chance to direct Beautiful Girls (1996), because he felt he couldn’t do justice to Scott Rosenberg‘s script, which placed characterization and dialogue above dramatic event.
21 Once linked romantically to Brigitte Nielsen, whom he directed in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). Both were married at the time, Nielsen to Sylvester Stallone. Scott has since admitted the affair was what led to his divorce from his second wife.
22 Directed literally thousands of television commercials, most for his brother Ridley Scott‘s company RSA (Ridley Scott Associates), between the early 1970s and the early 1980s.
23 Graduated from the Royal College Of Art In London, England.
24 Was an avid mountain climber.
25 Starred in brother Ridley Scott‘s first filmmaking effort, “Boy and Bicycle”, in 1960 at the age of 16, playing the title role. The film is currently owned by the British Film Institute, and video copies are currently available for purchase.
26 Often worked with film editor Chris Lebenzon.
27 Visual trademarks include heavy use of smoke, colored filters, and shafts of light breaking through windows, often through blinds.
28 His films are known for their rich visual style, with dazzling cinematography and beautiful production designs.
29 Once had a biography of Mexican icon Pancho Villa in production. At the same time, his brother, Ridley Scott, also had a “Pancho Villa” project in development. The story made headlines, and although both brothers are careful to note differences in the two projects, neither project has yet been produced (2001).
30 Partner, with Ridley Scott, in Scott Free Productions.
31 Uncle of Jake Scott
32 Younger brother of director Ridley Scott.


Title Year Status Character
Emma’s War announced
Potsdamer Platz announced
Get Santa 2014
Before I Go to Sleep 2014 executive producer – uncredited
Out of the Furnace 2013 producer – uncredited
The Good Wife 2009-2013 TV Series executive producer – 89 episodes
Killing Lincoln 2013 TV Movie executive producer / producer
Stoker 2013 producer
The East 2013 executive producer
The Polar Bears 2012 Short producer
Labyrinth 2012 TV Mini-Series producer – 2 episodes
World Without End 2012 TV Mini-Series producer – 8 episodes
Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights 2011-2012 TV Series executive producer – 17 episodes
Coma 2012 TV Mini-Series executive producer – 2 episodes
The Grey 2011 executive producer
Gettysburg 2011 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Life in a Day 2011 Documentary executive producer
Nomads 2010 TV Movie executive producer
Unstoppable 2010 producer
The Pillars of the Earth 2010 TV Mini-Series executive producer – 9 episodes
The A-Team 2010 producer
The Real Robin Hood 2010 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Numb3rs 2005-2010 TV Series executive producer – 119 episodes
Cyrus 2010/I executive producer
Welcome to the Rileys 2010 executive producer
Cracks 2009/I executive producer
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009 producer
Into the Storm 2009 TV Movie executive producer
Tell Tale 2009 producer
The Andromeda Strain 2008 TV Mini-Series executive producer – 4 episodes
Law Dogs 2007 TV Movie executive producer
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 executive producer
The Company 2007 TV Mini-Series executive producer – 6 episodes
Tristan + Isolde 2006 executive producer
Orpheus 2006 TV Movie executive producer
Domino 2005 producer
In Her Shoes 2005 executive producer
Man on Fire 2004 producer
Ticker 2002 Short executive producer
Beat the Devil 2002 Short executive producer
Hostage 2002 Short executive producer
The Gathering Storm 2002 TV Movie executive producer
AFP: American Fighter Pilot 2002 TV Series executive producer
Big Time 2001 executive producer
The Last Debate 2000 TV Movie executive producer
Where the Money Is 2000 executive producer
RKO 281 1999 TV Movie executive producer
The Hunger 1997-1999 TV Series executive producer – 4 episodes
Clay Pigeons 1998 executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Unstoppable 2010
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009
Numb3rs 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Deja Vu 2006
Domino 2005
Agent Orange 2004 Short
Man on Fire 2004
Beat the Devil 2002 Short
Spy Game 2001
The Hunger 1997-1999 TV Series 2 episodes
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 1999 Video documentary video “One More Try”
Enemy of the State 1998
The Fan 1996
Crimson Tide 1995
True Romance 1993
The Last Boy Scout 1991
The King of Ads 1991 Documentary segment “Smarties commercial”
Days of Thunder 1990
Revenge 1990/I
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987
Top Gun 1986
The Hunger 1983
Nouvelles de Henry James 1976 TV Series 1 episode
Loving Memory 1971 as Anthony Scott
RHM Mother’s Pride Supermarket Raid 87670 1971 Short
One of the Missing 1969 Short


Title Year Status Character
Angelo nero 1998 TV Movie
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles 1994 Director B
Spearfield’s Daughter 1986 TV Mini-Series Police Lieutenant
Number One 1985 TV Movie Danny
Boy and Bicycle 1965 Short The Boy


Title Year Status Character
Loving Memory 1971 as Anthony Scott, photography
Forum 1969
One of the Missing 1969 Short as Anthony Scott, photographed by


Title Year Status Character
Loving Memory 1971 written by – as Anthony Scott
One of the Missing 1969 Short as Anthony Scott


Title Year Status Character
Loving Memory 1971 as Anthony Scott
One of the Missing 1969 Short as Anthony Scott


Title Year Status Character
The Escape 2016/VI Short in memory of
Jake and the Giants 2015 the producers wish to thank
Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014 dedicatee
Revenge 2014/I special thanks
Phantom 2013/I very special thanks
The Day I Kidnapped Tom Cruise 2012 Short very special thanks
The Disappointment of Jonathan Bender 2012 Short in memory of
Necessary Measures 2012 TV Mini-Series dedicatee – 2012-2013
Django Unchained 2012 in memory of
10 Metres 2012 very special thanks
Hall of Fame 2012 in memory of
The Good Wife 2012 TV Series in memory of – 1 episode
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special in memory of
Coma 2012 TV Mini-Series in memory of – 1 episode
La vida loca 2008 Documentary special thanks
Hard Candy 2005 thanks
Donnie Darko 2001 special thanks
Reservoir Dogs 1992 special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Omnibus 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ 1987 Video short Himself
Top Gun: Behind the Scenes 1986 Video short Himself
Top Gun: Survival Training 1986 Video short Himself
Derailed: Anatomy of a Scene 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work of ‘Unstoppable’ 2011 Video documentary short Himself
On the Rails with the Director and Cast of ‘Unstoppable’ 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Fastest Track: Unleashing ‘Unstoppable’ 2011 Video documentary short Himself
2010 Britannia Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
From the Top Down: Stylizing Character 2009 Video short Himself
No Time to Lose: The Making of ‘Pelham 123’ 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Third Rail: New York Underground 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Himself
Crunching Numb3rs: Season Four – Trust Metric 2008 Video documentary Himself
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner 2007 Video documentary Himself
Obsession: The Sex and Violence of Revenge 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Déj 2007 Video documentary Himself
Déj 2007 Video documentary Himself
Film ’72 2006 TV Series Himself
All Access: The Showdown of ‘Enemy of the State’ 2006 Video short Himself
Bounty Hunting on Acid: Tony Scott’s Visual Style 2006 Video documentary short Himself – Director and Producer
I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey’s Life 2006 Video documentary short Himself – Director and Producer
Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing ‘Man on Fire’ 2005 Video documentary Himself
Danger Zone: The Making of ‘Top Gun’ 2004 Video documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2004 TV Series Himself – Guest
HBO First Look 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of ‘Man on Fire’ 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
100 Greatest Sexy Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
True Romance: Behind the Scenes 2002 Video documentary short Himself
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues 2002 Video documentary short Himself – Director
The Men from the Agency 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Story Behind: Top Gun 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of ‘Spy Game’ 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Conversations with Jerry Bruckheimer 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Works 1996 TV Series documentary
The Making of ‘Crimson Tide’ 1995 Video documentary short Himself
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick 1995 Documentary Himself
All Access: On the Set of ‘Crimson Tide’ 1995 Video short Himself
The Making of ‘True Romance’ 1993 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Special Gettysburg (2011)
2005 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Hall of Shame Domino (2005)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Made for Television Movie The Gathering Storm (2002)
1995 Michael Balcon Award BAFTA Awards
1971 Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival Best Short Film One of the Missing (1969)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2014 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film – International Competition Stoker (2013)
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama The Good Wife (2009)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries or Movie The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
2011 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Unstoppable (2010)
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Action Movie Unstoppable (2010)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries The Andromeda Strain (2008)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Internet Video Premiere Beat the Devil (2002)
2003 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television The Gathering Storm (2002)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Made for Television Movie RKO 281 (1999)
1996 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival The Fan (1996)
1995 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film True Romance (1993)

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