Highly accomplished commercial director, doing some of the early Apple ads, turned auteur, '''[[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]]''' '''Ridley Scott''' (he doesn't use the title as it makes him "sound like an old man") is a British director. Known for an obsession with visual detail rivaling Creator/StanleyKubrick, if not Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Several of his early works helped establish the popularity of the UsedFuture trope. Older brother of late director Creator/TonyScott. He has worked with an incredibly wide variety of genres and budgets, yet somehow maintains his own special touch through it all.

Creator/RussellCrowe is one of his favorite actors, [[ProductionPosse appearing in many of his films.]]

Oh yeah, and [[NamesTheSame the]] ''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} other]]'' [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Ridley]] was named after him.

* ''Film/TheDuellists'' (1977)
* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (1979)
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' (1982)[[/index]]
* 1984 commercial that introduced the AppleMacintosh[[index]]
* ''Film/{{Legend|1985}}'' (1985)
* ''Someone to Watch Over Me'' (1987)
* ''Film/BlackRain'' (1989)
* ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' (1991)
* ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'' (1992)
* ''White Squall'' (1996)
* ''Film/GIJane'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' (2000)
* ''Film/{{Hannibal}}'' (2001)
* ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' (2001)
* ''Film/MatchstickMen'' (2003)
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' (2005)
* ''A Good Year'' (2006)
* ''Film/AmericanGangster'' (2007)
* ''Film/BodyOfLies'' (2008)
* ''[[Film/RobinHood2010 Robin Hood]]'' (2010)
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/TheCounselor'' (2013)
* ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'' (2014)
* ''Film/TheMartian'' (2015)
* ''Film/AlienCovenant'' (2017)


* ''Series/BrainDead2016'' (as executive producer)
* ''Series/TheGoodWife'' (as executive producer)
* ''Series/TheGoodFight'' (2017, as executive producer)

!!This director's films contain examples of these tropes:

* ActionGirl: Ellen Ripley, Thelma and Louise and Elizabeth Shaw, for starters. Scott has admitted he prefers strong women in his films.
--> '''Scott''': There are a lot of men who feel they're being emasculated by having Women in charge; I've never had that problem. The stronger the woman, the better for me.
* ArtificialHuman: ''Alien'', ''Blade Runner'' and ''Prometheus'' have fun with this trope.
* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: More of the former shows up in his films, but the latter is definitely present.
* CyberPunk: Practically codified how to put cyberpunk onscreen with ''Bladerunner'', yet ''Alien'' helped cement the related UsedFuture just before.
* DuelToTheDeath: ''The Duelists'', ''Gladiator'' and ''Kingdom of Heaven'' have this.
* MegaCorp: Serves as the GreaterScopeVillain of ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* NothingIsScarier: Every piece of work of his has ''at least'' one scene that ratchets the tension up by showing not a damn thing happening. Done very, ''very'' atmospherically, too. May include water, smoke or mist.
* OffWithHisHead: ''Gladiator'', ''Kingdom of Heaven'' and ''The Counselor'' are rife with decapitations.
* ReCut: Even when he didn't actually want them. Still, Scott is often labelled as the "Father of the Director's Cut" after how many versions of ''Blade Runner'' are running around. In addition, ''Alien'', ''Legend'', ''Gladiator'', ''Black Hawk Down'', ''Kingdom Of Heaven'', ''American Gangster'', ''Robin Hood'', ''The Counselor'' and ''The Martian'' all had Director's Cuts/Extended Editions.
* SceneryPorn: If there's one thing consistent about his films, it can be said that all of Ridley's films look ''good''.
* {{Unicorn}}: ''Film/{{Legend|1985}}'' and, oddly enough, ''Film/BladeRunner.''
* UsedFuture: ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and ''Film/BladeRunner.''