'Rambunctious cinematic spirit': film world pays tribute to Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott on the set of Deja Vu in 2006
Lasting legacy: director Tony Scott on the set of Deja Vu in 2006c.Touchstone/Everett/Rex Features

The director, best known for movies including Top Gun, True Romance and Crimson Tide, died at the age of 68 after reportedly jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles. (Find out more here.)

Some of the biggest names from the world of cinema and beyond have taken the time today to pay their respects to the filmmaker.

Ron Howard ‏led the tributes, saying on Twitter: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day”

Rosario Dawson, who appear in Scott’s 2010 film Unstoppable, wrote: “Tony Scott.... You left us too soon. How terribly sad. What a lovely, kind human being you were. I will love and miss you much. Blessings to your family. Rest In Peace.”

Joe Carnahan, whose last movie The Grey was produced by Scott, said: “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 later added: “I've been extremely fortunate in my career. A career I wouldn't have without Tony Scott's persistence, love and relentless support.”

Mark Romanek, who helmed the critically acclaimed Never Let Me Go, wrote: “‏Tony Scott was incredibly encouraging to me at an early stage of my career. He was generous, gregarious & immensely talented. Sadness.”

Sin City and Desperado director Robert Rodriguez ‏said: “Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.”

Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright said: “'The Last Boy Scout', 'True Romance', 'Crimson Tide', 'Man On Fire' and yes, 'Domino' too. Tony Scott was a rambunctious cinematic spirit.”

Simon Pegg wrote: "So sad to hear about Tony Scott. A master of grand action, nail biting pace and atmosphere. A real loss to film making."

Stephen Fry ‏also paid tribute: “Deeply saddened to hear the news about Tony Scott. A fine film-maker and the most charming, modest man.”

Justin Timberlake said: “So sad to hear the news about Tony Scott. His movies made growing up more fun for me. My prayers and condolences to the Scott family.”

Samuel L. Jackson wrote: “Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott's life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!”

Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth Tweeted: “RIP Tony Scott. Never knew him but always heard nothing but great things about him and I loved his films. Terrible loss for cinema.”

Zachary Quinto, who stars as Spock in the new Star Trek movies, wrote: “met tony scott once. thought we would meet again. saddened by news of his passing. grateful for the work he leaves behind. peace to you sir.”

James Corden ‏said: “Just heard the news about Tony Scott. So very sad. May he rest in peace.”

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