The apparent suicide of filmmaker Tony Scott sparked a number of Hollywood collaborators and admirers to take to Twitter on Sunday night to express their grief over the death of the director of such movies as "Top Gun." Scott, brother of Ridley Scott, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles police.
Scott was known primarily as a director of sleek, stylish action films, with a resume that included "Days of Thunder," "True Romance," "Enemy of the State" and more recently a remake of the 1974 film "The Taking of Pelham 123." His most recent directorial effort was "Unstoppable"with Denzel Washington.
Robert Rodriguez, the director of "Sin City,""Once Upon a Time in Mexico" and the "Spy Kids" franchise, chose a personal message, tweeting from @Rodriguez: "Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment."
Writer-director James Gunn ("Super") tweeting from @JamesGunn said: "He was a huge inspiration. Very sad."
Actress Martha Plimpton, writing from @MarthaPlimpton, described Scott as a "truly talented, brilliant man," while "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (@mena13suvari) observed that Scott was "an amazing spirit, full of life & passion." Elijah Wood, tweeting from @woodelijah said simply, "awful news about Tony Scott. rest in peace."
Guillermo Arriaga, the screenwriter of "Amores Perros" and "Babel," among other films, tweeting from @G_Arriaga said: "I'm deeply sorry for the death of Tony Scott. I will like to understand the mystery behind the decision he took."
Oscar winner Ron Howard @RealRonHoward, said simply: "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day."