01:26 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 08/20/2012 12:20PM
As the investigation continues into Sunday's apparent suicide of Top Gun director Tony Scott, an unnamed source has told ABC News that the British-born filmmaker, 68, had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.
But Scott's family is disputing that report, says Los Angeles Coroner Chief Craig Harvey.
"According to family spokespersons, the information concerning brain cancer or an inoperable brain tumor in Mr. Scott is incorrect," he says.
So far, the coroner has not announced any findings regarding Scott's medical condition.
Scott, whose box-office hits included Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, died Sunday after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles Harbor. His body was recovered from the water four hours later.
Witnesses told authorities that at around 12:35 p.m., the filmmaker left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the city of San Pedro, scaled an 8- to 10-ft.-high fence and then leapt without hesitation.
Originally posted 08/20/2012 06:05AM
Director Tony Scott, whose box-office hits included Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 68.
Witnesses told authorities that Sunday at around 12:35 p.m. the filmmaker left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, scaled a fence and then leapt without hesitation. A note with contact information was left in the vehicle, says the newspaper.
Los Angeles Port police pulled his body from the water four hours later. A suicide note was recovered in his office, reports the Times. Its contents have not been disclosed.
Originally posted 08/06/2012 09:30AM
Do not adjust your screen!
That's Brad Pitt on the London set of his upcoming film The Counselor, with a guy who looks a lot like ... Brad Pitt!
In the movie, written by Cormac McCarthy and directed by Ridley Scott, Pitt plays a Western-wear-loving attorney who gets into trouble when he becomes involved with drug traffickers.
Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Michael Fassbender also star in the movie, which is due out next year.
Originally posted 04/12/2012 05:15PM
Move over, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
For the first time since that 2005 action-romance, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be set to burn up the big screen together again.
Deadline.com reports that the couple is in talks to appear alongside Shame's Michael Fassbender and No Country For Old Men's Javier Bardem in The Counselor, to be directed by Ridley Scott.
According to reports, filming is set to begin in the next few months – and the movie will shoot in Europe. Both the Jolie-Pitts and Scott have homes in the south of France.
Originally posted 02/05/2004 10:26AM
It may be all over for "The Lord of the Rings," but maybe not for the "Alien" series.
Originally posted 01/14/2004 6:41PM
"Gladiator" director Ridley Scott is hoping to resolve a dispute with Spain's Catholic Church, which has stopped the filmmaker from shooting his $100-million movie "Kingdom of Heaven" inside Cordoba's historic Mezquita Cathedral, reports the BBC.
Originally posted 01/17/2002 01:00AM
The new military drama from "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott holds a Washington premiere that attracts Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and the movie's hunks, reports PEOPLE.
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