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Anthony David Leighton Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012) was an English film director, producer and screenwriter. He was known for directing action and thriller films such as Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), The Last Boy Scout (1991), True Romance (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Man on Fire (2004), Déjà Vu (2006), and Unstoppable (2010).

Scott was the younger brother of film director Sir Ridley Scott. They both graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, and both were among a generation of British film directors who started their careers making television commercials. In 1995 both Tony and Ridley received the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema. In 2010, they received the BAFTA Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment. He took his own life on 19 August 2012, by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California.

He is the director in the 1986 action drama film Top Gun.

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