Film fans all over the world are reacting to the tragic news of director Tony Scott’s suicide Sunday night (August 19). Scott and several of his most beloved films instantly became trending topics on Twitter, whilst many of his celebrity peers took to the social networking site to express their sadness upon learning of the “Top Gun” helmer’s untimely passing.
“No more Tony Scott movies,” wrote Ron Howard on Monday. “Tragic day.”
“I just woke up to hear about Tony Scott,” tweeted writer/director Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz,” “Shaun of the Dead”). “Can’t believe it. As I hope was evident in my work, I was big fan of his. Rest In Peace, sir. ‘The Last Boy Scout’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Crimson Tide’, ‘Man On Fire’ and yes, ‘Domino’ too. Tony Scott was a rambunctious cinematic spirit. I shall miss you Mr. Scott.”
“21 Jump Street” co-director Chris Miller also expressed his thanks to Scott for helping to directly inspire specific scenes in his action comedy.
“RIP Tony Scott. So sad. Such an inspiration,” he tweeted. “We ripped off the True Romance shootout pretty blatantly in 21JS.”
Scott’s “True Romance” co-star Michael Rapaport, a.k.a. Dick Ritchie, wrote about how his being a part of the 1993 actioner continues to have an impact on his career.
“There hasn’t been 1 day since it came out that some1 doesn’t say to me ‘I love #TrueRomance,’ ” Rapaport tweeted. “Tony Scott was a sweet enthusiastic & lovin man”
“Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy,” added “Machete” and “Sin City” director Robert Rodriguez. “Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.”
Actor Josh Charles, star of “The Good Wife,” (a Scott Free production) tweeted his condolences to the Scott family.
“I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Tony Scott’s death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight,” he wrote.
“Such sad news about Tony Scott,” said writer/director/actor Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Cowboys & Aliens”). “Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
Fellow director and Scott fan Joe Carnahan (“The Grey”) also offered his heartfelt appreciation and sadness about the news.
“Tony Scott as a Director was Sui Generis. Tony Scott as a friend and a mentor was irreplaceable. Tone, wherever you are, I love you man. RIP,” he wrote. “Tony’s influence on a generation of filmmakers is colossal. There isn’t a more commercially successful director who pushed the form like him.”
“Shocked. Tony Scott is a legend,” added “The Amazing Spider-Man” helmer Marc Webb. “Tragic and sad day. Thoughts and prayers for his family.”
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