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)

!!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.
* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: The guy is ''busy''. Just look at his [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000631/ IMDB page]].
* 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
* DuelToTheDeath: ''The Duelists'', ''Gladiator'' and ''Kingdom of Heaven'' have this.
* EnforcedMethodActing: The crew's reaction when Kane's chest bursts? Their look of shock was ''real''.
* ExecutiveMeddling: He's a frequent victim of this from time to time, with ''Flm/BladeRunner'', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', and ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' being the most prominent examples.
* MegaCorp: Serves as the BiggerBad of ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* NothingIsScarier
* 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 labeled as the "Father of the Director's Cut" after how many version of ''Blade Runner'' are running around.
* SceneryPorn: If there's one thing consistent about his films, it can be said that all of Ridley's films look ''good''.
* TroubledProduction: Something that happens to him so frequently, that he [[TroubledProduction/FilmSerialOffenders has his own subsection,]] on the Film page for "Serial Offenders." The man cannot catch a break.
* {{Unicorn}}: ''Film/{{Legend|1985}}'' and, oddly enough, ''Film/BladeRunner.''
* UsedFuture: ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and ''Film/BladeRunner.''