Tony Scott Net Worth

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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 NameTony Scott
Net Worth$90 Million
Date Of BirthJune 21, 1944
DiedAugust 19, 2012, San Pedro, California, United States
Place Of BirthNorth Shields, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Height1.69 m
ProfessionFilm director, producer, writer
EducationPudsey Grangefield School, Royal College of Art, London, University of Sunderland
SpouseDonna W. Scott (m. 1994–2012), Glynis Sanders (m. 1986–1987), Gerry Scott (m. 1967–1974)
ChildrenMax Scott, Frank Scott
ParentsFrancis Percy Scott, Elizabeth Jean Scott
SiblingsRidley Scott, Frank Scott
AwardsOscar, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema (1995), BAFTA Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment (2010),
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards
MoviesThe 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 ShowsThe Gathering Storm (2002), Numb3rs(2005–10), The Good Wife (2009–12), Gettysburg (2011), World Without End (2012), Killing Lincoln (2013)
1Advocate of "chiaroscuro" cinematographic style (contrasting lighting)
2Often ended a film with a shootout. See True Romance (1993), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Enemy of the State (1998).
3Frequently had sunlight flashing at characters to make the picture more effective.
4Kinetic, choppy editing
5Has 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.
7Often casted Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken.
8Constantly wore a faded red baseball cap. It often appeared in his films.
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.
4Ridley makes films for posterity. My films are more rock 'n' roll.
5I like changing the pace of my life, changing my discipline. It gives me ideas for how to see the world differently.
6The 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?
7The biggest edge I live on is directing. That's the most scary, dangerous thing you can do in your life.
8I 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.
1He 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.
2Directed Dakota Fanning in ''Man On Fire (2004)'' and her sister Ella Fanning in ''Deja Vu (2006)''. Both films also starred Denzel Washington.
3Of 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].
4In 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).
5Left two suicide notes that have not been publicly disclosed. Police have said the notes do not explain his motivation for suicide.
6Tony 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]
7Was 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.
8Dedicated his movie The Hunger (1983) to his brother Frank Scott, who died in 1980.
9Father of twin sons, Frank and Max (born 2000), with Donna W. Scott.
10Former brother-in-law of Sandy Watson.
11Was classmates with Stephen Goldblatt and Richard Loncraine in Film School.
12He 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)).
13Often worked with editor Christian Wagner.
14Unlike 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)).
15Performance (1970) by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg was one of his favourite films.
16Dedicated his movie Spy Game (2001) to the memory of his mother, Elizabeth Scott, who died that year.
17Uncle of actress Jordan Scott
18Son of Elizabeth Jean Scott.
19In 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.
20Turned 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.
21Once 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.
22Directed 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.
23Graduated from the Royal College Of Art In London, England.
24Was an avid mountain climber.
25Starred 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.
26Often worked with film editor Chris Lebenzon.
27Visual trademarks include heavy use of smoke, colored filters, and shafts of light breaking through windows, often through blinds.
28His films are known for their rich visual style, with dazzling cinematography and beautiful production designs.
29Once 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).
30Partner, with Ridley Scott, in Scott Free Productions.
31Uncle of Jake Scott
32Younger brother of director Ridley Scott.


Emma's Warannounced
Potsdamer Platzannounced
Get Santa2014
Before I Go to Sleep2014executive producer - uncredited
Out of the Furnace2013producer - uncredited
The Good Wife2009-2013TV Series executive producer - 89 episodes
Killing Lincoln2013TV Movie executive producer / producer
The East2013executive producer
The Polar Bears2012Short producer
Labyrinth2012TV Mini-Series producer - 2 episodes
World Without End2012TV Mini-Series producer - 8 episodes
Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights2011-2012TV Series executive producer - 17 episodes
Coma2012TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes
The Grey2011executive producer
Gettysburg2011TV Movie documentary executive producer
Life in a Day2011Documentary executive producer
Nomads2010TV Movie executive producer
The Pillars of the Earth2010TV Mini-Series executive producer - 9 episodes
The A-Team2010producer
The Real Robin Hood2010TV Movie documentary executive producer
Numb3rs2005-2010TV Series executive producer - 119 episodes
Cyrus2010/Iexecutive producer
Welcome to the Rileys2010executive producer
Cracks2009/Iexecutive producer
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 32009producer
Into the Storm2009TV Movie executive producer
Tell Tale2009producer
The Andromeda Strain2008TV Mini-Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Law Dogs2007TV Movie executive producer
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford2007executive producer
The Company2007TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Tristan + Isolde2006executive producer
Orpheus2006TV Movie executive producer
In Her Shoes2005executive producer
Man on Fire2004producer
Ticker2002Short executive producer
Beat the Devil2002Short executive producer
Hostage2002Short executive producer
The Gathering Storm2002TV Movie executive producer
AFP: American Fighter Pilot2002TV Series executive producer
Big Time2001executive producer
The Last Debate2000TV Movie executive producer
Where the Money Is2000executive producer
RKO 2811999TV Movie executive producer
The Hunger1997-1999TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Clay Pigeons1998executive producer


The Taking of Pelham 1 2 32009
Numb3rs2007TV Series 1 episode
Deja Vu2006
Agent Orange2004Short
Man on Fire2004
Beat the Devil2002Short
Spy Game2001
The Hunger1997-1999TV Series 2 episodes
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael1999Video documentary video "One More Try"
Enemy of the State1998
The Fan1996
Crimson Tide1995
True Romance1993
The Last Boy Scout1991
The King of Ads1991Documentary segment "Smarties commercial"
Days of Thunder1990
Beverly Hills Cop II1987
Top Gun1986
The Hunger1983
Nouvelles de Henry James1976TV Series 1 episode
Loving Memory1971as Anthony Scott
RHM Mother's Pride Supermarket Raid 876701971Short
One of the Missing1969Short


Angelo nero1998TV Movie
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles1994Director B
Spearfield's Daughter1986TV Mini-SeriesPolice Lieutenant
Number One1985TV MovieDanny
Boy and Bicycle1965ShortThe Boy


Loving Memory1971as Anthony Scott, photography
One of the Missing1969Short as Anthony Scott, photographed by


Loving Memory1971written by - as Anthony Scott
One of the Missing1969Short as Anthony Scott


Loving Memory1971as Anthony Scott
One of the Missing1969Short as Anthony Scott


The Escape2016/VIShort in memory of
Jake and the Giants2015the producers wish to thank
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014dedicatee
Revenge2014/Ispecial thanks
Phantom2013/Ivery special thanks
The Day I Kidnapped Tom Cruise2012Short very special thanks
The Disappointment of Jonathan Bender2012Short in memory of
Necessary Measures2012TV Mini-Series dedicatee - 2012-2013
Django Unchained2012in memory of
10 Metres2012very special thanks
Hall of Fame2012in memory of
The Good Wife2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV Special in memory of
Coma2012TV Mini-Series in memory of - 1 episode
La vida loca2008Documentary special thanks
Hard Candy2005thanks
Donnie Darko2001special thanks
Reservoir Dogs1992special thanks


Omnibus1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Beverly Hills Cop II'1987Video shortHimself
Top Gun: Behind the Scenes1986Video shortHimself
Top Gun: Survival Training1986Video shortHimself
Derailed: Anatomy of a Scene2011Video documentary shortHimself
Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work of 'Unstoppable'2011Video documentary shortHimself
On the Rails with the Director and Cast of 'Unstoppable'2011Video documentary shortHimself
The Fastest Track: Unleashing 'Unstoppable'2011Video documentary shortHimself
2010 Britannia Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
From the Top Down: Stylizing Character2009Video shortHimself
No Time to Lose: The Making of 'Pelham 123'2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Third Rail: New York Underground2009Video documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Crunching Numb3rs: Season Four - Trust Metric2008Video documentaryHimself
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner2007Video documentaryHimself
Obsession: The Sex and Violence of Revenge2007Video documentary shortHimself
Déj2007Video documentaryHimself
Déj2007Video documentaryHimself
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
All Access: The Showdown of 'Enemy of the State'2006Video shortHimself
Bounty Hunting on Acid: Tony Scott's Visual Style2006Video documentary shortHimself - Director and Producer
I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey's Life2006Video documentary shortHimself - Director and Producer
Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing 'Man on Fire'2005Video documentaryHimself
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun'2004Video documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Man on Fire'2004TV Short documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Sexy Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
True Romance: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues2002Video documentary shortHimself - Director
The Men from the Agency2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story Behind: Top Gun2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Spy Game'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Conversations with Jerry Bruckheimer2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Works1996TV Series documentary
The Making of 'Crimson Tide'1995Video documentary shortHimself
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick1995DocumentaryHimself
All Access: On the Set of 'Crimson Tide'1995Video shortHimself
The Making of 'True Romance'1993Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Director (In Memoriam)
The EE British Academy Film Awards2013TV SpecialMemorial Tribute
The Making of 'Enemy of the State'2006Video documentary shortHimself

Won Awards

2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SpecialGettysburg (2011)
2005WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsHall of ShameDomino (2005)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieThe Gathering Storm (2002)
1995Michael Balcon AwardBAFTA Awards
1971Medalla Sitges en Plata de LeySitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest Short FilmOne of the Missing (1969)

Nominated Awards

2014CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Film - International CompetitionStoker (2013)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Good Wife (2009)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Miniseries or MovieThe Pillars of the Earth (2010)
2011Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest DirectorUnstoppable (2010)
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Action MovieUnstoppable (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesThe Andromeda Strain (2008)
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Internet Video PremiereBeat the Devil (2002)
2003PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionThe Gathering Storm (2002)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieRKO 281 (1999)
1996Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalThe Fan (1996)
1995International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmTrue Romance (1993)

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