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Nov. rig fire exposes worker safety issues

HOUSTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- An explosion at a Black Elk Energy rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012 highlights training concerns for offshore platform operations, a safety official said.
Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Paula Patton says she has no plans to star in a followup to her husband Robin Thicke's sexy "Blurred Lines" music video.
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'Killing Lincoln' to debut on Presidents' Day weekend

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- America's National Geographic Channel says it has set a Feb. 17 airdate for its first original scripted drama, "Killing Lincoln."
Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Cruise's classic 'Top Gun' set for 3-D IMAX release

Tom Cruise's classic 'Top Gun' set for 3-D IMAX release

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise's 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" is to be released in 3-D in select North American IMAX theaters this winter, Paramount Pictures said Tuesday.
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Tony Scott died of injuries from jump

Tony Scott died of injuries from jump

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Tony Scott died of multiple blunt-force injuries after jumping from California's Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.
Tony Scott cremated; wife keeping ashes

Tony Scott cremated; wife keeping ashes

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- British director Tony Scott has been cremated and his ashes will be kept at his Los Angeles home by his wife, Donna Wilson, his death certificate said.

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'Top Gun' sequel in the works

'Top Gun' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures is working on a sequel to the 1986 aviation action flick "Top Gun," New York magazine reported.
Snyder tapped to direct next 'Superman'

Snyder tapped to direct next 'Superman'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Zack Snyder will direct the next "Superman" movie, Hollywood's Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures said Monday.
Starz to air 'Pillars' miniseries

Starz to air 'Pillars' miniseries

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Starz Entertainment says it has acquired the U.S. television rights to the eight-hour small-screen adaptation of Ken Follett's novel "The Pillars of the Earth."
Brad Pitt signs up for 'Basterds' role

Brad Pitt signs up for 'Basterds' role

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Brad Pitt reportedly has signed on to star in Quentin Tarantino's new World War II picture "Inglourious Basterds."
Pitt, DiCaprio eyed for 'Inglorious' roles

Pitt, DiCaprio eyed for 'Inglorious' roles

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is talking to Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio about co-starring in his war film, "Inglourious Basterds."
Gandolfini boards 'Pelham' production

Gandolfini boards 'Pelham' production

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Television star James Gandolfini reportedly has signed on to play the mayor of New York City in the upcoming remake of the thriller "The Taking of Pelham 123."
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The director of "The Taking of Pelham 123" , Tony Scott, attends the film's premiere in Los Angeles on June 4, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Anthony D. L. "Tony" Scott (born June 21, 1944) is an English film director. His films include Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Man on Fire and Déjà Vu. He is the younger brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott.

Scott was born in North Shields, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. His first foray into filmmaking was not from behind the camera, but rather in front of it. At the age of 16, Tony appeared in Boy and Bicycle, a short film marking the directorial debut of his then 23 year-old brother Ridley. He followed in his elder brother's footsteps, studying at Grangefield School, West Hartlepool College of Art and Sunderland Art School, the last for a fine arts degree. He subsequently graduated from the Royal College of Art, fully intending to become a painter. It was only the success of his elder brother's fledging television commercial production outfit, Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), that turned his attentions towards film.

"Tony had wanted to do documentaries at first. I told him, 'Don't go to the BBC, come to me first.' I knew that he had a fondness for cars, so I told him 'Come work with me and within a year you'll have a Ferrari'. And he did" (Ridley Scott's comment on The Directors).

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