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I have decided to forego this week's Movie Round Up in order to remember Tony Scott who died this Sunday from an apparent suicide. The acclaimed director of classics such as Top Gun, True Romance and Spy Game jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday at around 12:30 PM, according to a statement from the coroner's office. He was 68 years old.
Scott's first big break was with Top Gun, the highest grossing movie of 1986. Modest hits followed in the forms of Days Of Thunder, Enemy Of The State, Domino and Unstoppable. He worked closely with other major directors as producer on a number of films, most notably The Grey and Prometheus. He is survived by his wife, Donna Wilson, and their two sons.
Tony was an incredibly talented director, creating an original and unique feel to his movies that was apparent from the first moment you sat down for one of his films. Quick, choppy cuts made for a chaotic and hectic experience for his many action films, such as Man On Fire and Domino. His work was a breath of fresh air and only got better as he got older. Hollywood has been feeling the shockwaves of his death for the last 48 hours, and it'll be quite some time before they dissipate. Rest in peace Tony, you will be sorely missed.
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