Ridley Scott

  • 25 February 2005

Date of birth

30th November, 1937

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.74

Michelle Williams Reportedly Paid 1,500 Times LESS Than Mark Wahlberg For 'All The Money In The World' Re-Shoots

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10 January 2018

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Williams was reportedly paid just $1,000 for her work, while co-star Wahlberg received $1.5 million.

Celebrities have reacted with anger to new reports that Michelle Williams was paid the tiniest of fractions of what her co-star Mark Wahlberg received for doing re-shoots of the new movie All The Money In The World.

Hollywood figures such as Judd Apatow, Busy Phillips and Jessica Chastain have come out in support of Williams, after a report by USA Today on Tuesday (January 9th) claimed that her castmate Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the extensive re-shoots on the film, while she made less than $1,000.

In early November, director Ridley Scott revealed that the extraordinary decision had been made to replace the movie’s lead star Kevin Spacey, following the dozens of allegations of serious sexual misconduct made against him, with veteran star Christopher Plummer, re-shooting all of his scenes with full cast in the space of only a few weeks to honour the original release date.

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Ridley Scott To Direct Disney's 'The Merlin Saga'?

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 05 January 2018

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The filmmaker is in talks for this Arthurian adaptation.

Rumour has it that Disney's forthcoming Arthurian movie 'The Merlin Saga' could receive the Ridley Scott treatment as it's alleged that he's signed on to direct it, while his production company may also be on board to produce. Both Disney and Ridley are yet to confirm.

Image caption Ridley Scott at the DGA Awards

Could 'The Merlin Saga' be next on Ridley Scott's list? Last year he launched two big movies - 'All the Money in the World' and 'Alien: Covenant' - and he's set to start work on the latter's sequel and the upcoming historical drama 'Battle of Britain'. But there's still plenty of time to unite with Disney for their exciting new project.

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Ridley Scott Thinks 'Blade Runner 2049' Was Explicitly Long

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 December 2017

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The long-awaited sequel clocked in at 164 minutes.

Ridley Scott has revealed why he thinks 'Blade Runner 2049' failed to live up to its box office expectations.

The outspoken filmmaker, who directed the original 1982 movie, help produce Denis Villeneuve’s sequel, but it doesn’t mean he’s without criticisms of the finished project.

Image caption Ridley Scott with wife Giannina Facio at the 'Alien: Covenant' world premiere in March

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Ridley Scott Thinks He's "Too Dangerous" To Direct A 'Star Wars' Movie

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 December 2017

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The filmmaker is gearing up for the launch of his new film 'All The Money In The World'.

He may be one of the biggest directors on the planet, but filmmaker Ridley Scott doesn't think Disney would ever allow him to take charge of a brand new 'Star Wars' movie. In new comments made earlier this year, it seems Scott is somebody who agrees that Disney would be too restrictive in his creative freedom for him to want to take a flick in the franchise on.

Image caption Ridley Scott is renowned for taking risks as a director

Known for some of the wackiest and most daring films of the modern age, such as this year's 'Alien: Covenant' and 'Blade Runner 2049', Scott isn't somebody who has in the past allowed film studios to push him around and choke his creativity. In coming to 'Star Wars', he'd certainly be a risky choice for Disney if they let him have free reign, but we imagine that's not something they'd ever be willing to do.

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Michelle Williams Reshot Scenes Without Kevin Spacey In Her New Film For Free

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21 December 2017

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All the Money in the World had to recast Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual harassment

Following countless allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of other stars have been accused of similar misconduct - including Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey.

Michelle Williams appears in All the Money in the World

In response to allegations about Spacey, director Sir Ridley Scott reshot his newest movie - which saw Spacey in a significant role - and other actors in the piece have since revealed they re-filmed the scenes for free.

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Ridley Scott Speaks About Dropping Kevin Spacey From 'All The Money In The World'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 29 November 2017

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The director revealed earlier this month that he would re-shoot all of Spacey's scenes with Christopher Plummer instead - and he's on course to complete it on time.

Ridley Scott has broken his silence about his decision to re-shoot the entirety of his new movie All the Money In the World, replacing the disgraced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the lead role.

When the news broke in late October that Spacey had been accused by numerous men of inappropriate sexual conduct, the British director was forced into a difficult decision. He announced back on November 8th that he would re-cast the role of oil magnate John Paul Getty III with Christopher Plummer in the role instead of Spacey, shooting all of his scenes again while still intending to honour the December 22nd release date.

It’s a daunting task, but Scott told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday (November 29th) that everything was on course to meet the original deadline.

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Murder On The Orient Express Review

Very Good

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style entertainment. Director-star Kenneth Branagh lets the story unfold with attention to detail while filling the screen with eye-catching images, from the spectacular mountain settings to the opulent costumes. And while the story is too familiar to stir up too much suspense, it's played with a strong sense of emotional resonance. And the moral question is provocative.

The Orient Express sets off from 1934 Istanbul with a colourful collection of passengers. A last-minute addition is noted detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), who has just solved a thorny mystery in Jerusalem and is now heading to London. Even though he shouldn't be working, he begins to weigh up the odd collection of passengers around him, including a gangster (Johnny Depp), countess (Judi Dench), widow (Michelle Pfeiffer), governess (Daisy Ridley), maid (Olivia Colman), salesman (Wille Dafoe), assistant (Josh Gad), butler (Derek Jacobi) and doctor (Leslie Odom Jr.). Then in the middle of the night, one of them is violently murdered. And when the train becomes lodged in a snowdrift, Poirot has the time to dig further into each person's clearly suspicious back-story.

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Kevin Spacey To Be Edited Out Of An Entire Film, Replaced By Christopher Plummer

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 November 2017

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Sir Ridley Scott is to re-shoot all of Spacey's scenes in 'All the Money in the World', with 87 year old actor Christopher Plummer in his place.

They say that where there’s a will, there’s a way, but that could be stretching it in the case of the imminently released movie All the Money in the World, whose producers have decided to recast the film with Christopher Plummer replacing the disgraced Kevin Spacey, a little over a month before its official cinematic release.

The movie is directed by Sir Ridley Scott and was to star Kevin Spacey in the lead role as the late oil magnate John Paul Getty.

However, since the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey surfaced a fortnight ago and which have kept on coming, Scott and Sony/TriStar have taken the decision to re-shoot all of Spacey’s scenes with 87 year old actor Christopher Plummer in his place – but still intend to honour the scheduled release date of December 22nd!

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All The Money In The World Trailer

Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey) may have been the richest man of his time, but in 1973 he proved how he was also one of the most frugal. So much so, in fact, that while most parents and grandparents would give anything in the world to see the safe return of their child or grandchild after a kidnapping, he point blank refused to pay the $17 million that was demanded of him by an organised crime ring who abducted and tortured his 16-year-old grandson, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). No matter how much the teen's mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) begged the billionaire to pay the ransom, he wouldn't budge, citing that his willingness to pay up would encourage the kidnapping of his other grandchildren.

Things started to get serious when John Paul's ear arrived in the post with the threat that the boy would be posted to them piece by piece if the ransom was not paid. Gail decided to join forces with one of Jean Paul's closest associates, former CIA operative Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), who agreed to help her bring her son back home and get his client to change his mind about paying up.

'All the Money in the World' is the true story of an oil tycoon and his unusual reaction to seeing his grandson kidnapped. Kevin Spacey is unrecognisable with his Jean Paul Getty prosthesis. The film has been directed by the Academy Award nominated Ridley Scott ('Alien', 'The Martian', 'Blade Runner') and written by David Scarpa ('The Day the Earth Stood Still', 'The Last Castle') who adapted the screenplay from the book 'Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty' by John Pearson.

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Katherine Waterston Was Scared When She Saw Alien: Covenant

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 May 2017

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The horror aspect of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has been pushed to the max

The Alien franchise has a history of female protagonists (Sigourney Weaver in the first four, then Noomi Rapace in Prometheus), and Katherine Waterston takes the central role in Alien: Covenant. With this film, director Ridley Scott combines the horror-movie tone of his original Alien movie with the philosophical musings of prequel Prometheus.

Image caption Michael Fassebender and Katerine Waterson at the premiere of the movie

"Ridley Scott gets off on terrifying the audience," Waterston says, admitting that the genre was a challenge for her. "I was wondering if it was going to be difficult to keep the anxiety level up all day. I think it may have been, with another director. But because Ridley moves so quickly, the pace on set was really energised all the time."

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Ridley Scott at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017

Matt Damon at the 30th annual American Cinematheque Awards Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 15th October 2016

Sir Ridley Scott and Sue Kroll at the 30th annual American Cinematheque Awards Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th October 2016

Joel Edgerton, Golshifteh Farahani, Andrew Tarbet, Giannina Facio, Sir Ridley Scott, Maria Valverde, Sir Ben Kingsley and Christian Bale. Sibi Blazic - Photographs of a variety of celebrities as they took to the red carpet for the UK premiere of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender - 'The Counselor' - Press junket and photocall held at The Dorchester - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 5th October 2013