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RIDLEY SCOTT (Director) won a Golden Globe this year for his work as a producer on the HBO movie "RKO 281," which dramatized the making of Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane." He was previously honored with Academy Award® and BAFTA nominations for Best Director for the seminal hit "Thelma & Louise," teaming Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, both of whom received Oscar® nominations. Scott had earlier helmed the blockbuster science fiction thriller 'Alien," which catapulted Sigourney Weaver to stardom. He is currently directing "Hannibal," the sequel to the Oscar®- winning Best Picture "Silence of the Lambs," starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role.

A graduate of London's prestigious Royal College of Art, Scott began his directing career at the BBC doing commercials. In 1977, he made his feature film directorial debut with the period drama "The Duelists," for which he won the Best First Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Following the record-breaking success of his follow-up film, 'Alien," Scott directed the futuristic hit "Blade Runner," starring Harrison Ford. In 1993, Scott re-edited a director's cut of "Blade Runner," which was released to great critical acclaim.

Scott more recently directed "G.I. Jane," starring Demi Moore as the first woman Navy SEAL. His additional credits include "White Squall," starring Jeff Bridges; "1492: Conquest of Paradise," with Gerard Depardieu; the gritty crime drama "Black Rain," starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia; the romantic thriller "Someone to Watch Over Me"; and the fantasy "Legend," starring Tom Cruise.

In addition to his work as a director, Scott produced "G.I. Jane," "1492: Conquest of Paradise" and "Thelma & Louise," and executive produced "White Squall" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." His other producing credits include "The Browning Version," "Clay Pigeons" and the current release "Where the Money Is," starring Paul Newman. He also executive produced "Monkey Trouble" and the anthology series "The Hunger."

In 1984, Scott made a brief return to commercial directing for what was to be one of the most groundbreaking ads ever created. Inspired by George Orwell's 1984, the commercial announcing the arrival of Apple's MacIntosh computers won several major awards and is still considered an advertising benchmark.

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