The tragic news that esteemed director Tony Scott committed suicide last night has shocked the Hollywood scene. Those who have worked with him and those who have only been inspired by him took to Twitter to share their sadness at such a great loss and offers words of comfort to the wife and twin sons he left behind.
Between films like “Top Gun,” “Crimson Tide” and “True Romance,” Scott has launched the careers of many current Hollywood heavyweights and inspired countless more. We’ve compiled a list of some of the celebrities who took to Twitter to honor the beloved filmmaker.
RIP Tony. You were the kindest film director I ever worked for. You will be missed. ow.ly/d5Ngo
— Val Kilmer (@ValEKilmer) August 20, 2012
Working with Tony Scott was like a glorious road trip to Vegas on desert back roads, a wild man behind the wheel, grinning. I felt safe.
— Richard Kelly (@JRichardKelly) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott…. You left us too soon. How terribly sad. What a lovely, kind human being you were. I will love and miss … say.ly/CFw40Dp
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) August 20, 2012
Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott’s life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 20, 2012
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
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) August 20, 2012
Such sad news about Tony Scott. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) August 20, 2012
My heart stopped when I heard of the tragic death of 1 of r most inspiring directors, Tony Scott. Rest In Peace Tony. U will be missd so…
— Adam Shankman (@adammshankman) August 20, 2012
So sad to hear about Tony Scott. A master of grand action, nail biting pace and atmosphere. A real loss to film making.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 20, 2012
I just woke up to hear about Tony Scott. Can’t believe it. As I hope was evident in my work, I was big fan of his. Rest In Peace, sir.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 20, 2012
Shocked to hear about Tony Scott. RIP
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 20, 2012
RIP Tony Scott. Never knew him but always heard nothing but great things about him and I loved his films. Terrible loss for cinema.
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) August 20, 2012
awful news about Tony Scott. rest in peace.
— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott. Tony Scott was one of the, if not the, warmest and generous directors for whom I’ve ever worked. … tmblr.co/ZJsEOyRn4mk7
— Adam Goldberg (@TheAdamGoldberg) August 20, 2012
“I make a movie because it’s something that inspires me” ~ Tony Scott 6/21/44 – 8/19/12 Your movies inspired me..
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott, rest in peace. How horribly sad.
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) August 20, 2012
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.
— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) August 20, 2012
No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 20, 2012
REST IN PEACE, MISTER SCOTT twitter.com/BryanFuller/st…
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 20, 2012
Shocked to hear of Tony Scott’s tragic death. He was a sweet, and funny man who loved making movies. His vision for “Numb3rs” was inspired.
— David Krumholtz (@DaveKrumholtz) August 20, 2012
— jack osbourne (@MrJackO) August 20, 2012
RIP Tony Scott. Damn. He was a huge inspiration. Very sad.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott will be missed a guy like Tony was trend setter unlike most chart following sheep (cont) tl.gd/iuihcj
— Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) August 20, 2012
Just heard about Tony Scott news.Horrible…Tony was a truly lovely man who took me under his wing & ignited my passion to make films.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 20, 2012
Awww Tony.Wish you had felt there was a way to keep going.What a sad waste.My thoughts go out to his wife and beautiful children.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 20, 2012
Just awful about Tony Scott. Such a talent. Such a tragedy…
— Kyle Newman (@kyle_newman) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott director of my favorite movie man on fire.” I wish you had moretime “
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 20, 2012
Loved the thrill of a Tony Scott movie. The sense of high dive you felt as you edged forward in your theater seat.
— Zal Batmanglij (@z_al) August 20, 2012
RIP Tony Scott, one of my all time favorite filmmakers.
— JoeQuesada (@JoeQuesada) August 20, 2012
tony scott, what the hell. too much sadness in this world.
— neveldine/taylor (@neveldinetaylor) August 20, 2012
Terribly sad news about Tony Scott. Rest in peace.
— Nick Frost (@nickjfrost) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott was incredibly encouraging to me at an early stage of my career. He was generous, gregarious & immensely talented. Sadness.
— mark romanek (@markromanek) August 20, 2012
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.
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) August 20, 2012
Deeply saddened to hear the news about Tony Scott. A fine film-maker and the most charming, modest man.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 20, 2012
Shocked by the news of Tony Scott. Never met u but looked up to all ur work. Only heard great stories from the people who worked w/ u. LOVE
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) August 20, 2012
True Romance (written by Tarantino) did not receive the recognition it so rightly deserved (one of the decade’s best films).
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 20, 2012
Rest in Peace brother. Tony Scott A Genius silenced. I am devastated!! Why?????
— Marc Anthony (@MarcAnthony) August 20, 2012
R.I.P. Tony Scott. – dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_…
— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) August 20, 2012
Just so sad about Tony Scott. R.I.P.
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) August 20, 2012
Devastating news about the passing of director Tony Scott. Such a talented and influential filmmaker. Thanks for the years of entertainment.
— Ben Savage (@BenSavage) August 20, 2012
I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Tony Scott’s death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight.
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) August 20, 2012
Truly sad news of Tony Scott’s death. What a shock for everyone. He will no doubt be greatly missed.
— Hayley Atwell (@TheHayleyAtwell) August 20, 2012