Hollywood reacts to the death of Tony Scott

August 20, 2012 - 5:44 PM
Obit-Tony Scott

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of "Unstoppable" in Los Angeles. Authorities say Scott died after jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

With a career that spanned three decades and included hits such as "Top Gun" and "True Romance," filmmaker Tony Scott touched many in the Hollywood community:

— "Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time." — Tom Cruise.

— "My deepest sympathies go out to Tony's family. He was a great director and wonderful collaborator. He will be deeply missed." — Eddie Murphy.

— "Tony was always sensitive to the needs of an actor. We've lost a wonderful, creative talent." — Gene Hackman.

— "Tony was one of the good guys. He was a man's man who lived life as hard and as full as anyone I've ever met, but there was always a sweetness to his toughness. He was truly in love with his profession, and he is already missed." — Kevin Costner.

— "Prayers And Blessings To The Family Of Fellow Director Tony Scott And Brother Ridley. God Bless You." — Spike Lee, on Twitter.

— "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, on Twitter.

— "Saddened by the death of Tony Scott. A wonderful film maker and a funny, sweet guy. My condolences to his family." — Susan Sarandon, via Twitter.

— "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day." — Ron Howard tweeted.

— "The death of Tony Scott is shocking and saddening. He was an inspired craftsman." — Roger Ebert, via Twitter.

— "So sad to hear about Tony Scott. A master of grand action, nail biting pace and atmosphere. A real loss to film making." — Writer-actor Simon Pegg, on Twitter.

— "Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott's life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!" — Samuel L. Jackson, via Twitter.

— "I am so shocked & completely saddened over hearing that Tony Scott passed away today. He was such an amazing spirit, full of life & passion." — Mena Suvari, on Twitter.

— "So very, very sorry to hear of the death of Tony Scott. A terrible, terrible loss of a truly talented, brilliant man." — Tweeted Martha Plimpton.

— "Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment." — Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, on Twitter.

— "Can't quite believe we have lost the brilliance of Tony Scott, as a filmmaker and a friend." — Veteran producer Frank Marshall, via Twitter.

— "Tony Scott director of my favorite movie man on fire. " I wish you had more time "'' — Tweeted Chris Rock.

— "Shocking and devastating news. He was the best and will be greatly missed." — Christian Slater, on Twitter.

— "One of the brightest lights in the industry has gone out. Tony was an accomplished creative and passionate producer and director. As an executive producer of 'Numb3rs,' and most recently 'The Good Wife,' he was a longtime friend of CBS, and we are deeply shocked and saddened over this loss. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family." — Statement from CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studios.

— "It's very difficult to express the depth of our shock and sadness over Tony's death. We're at a loss. His work has always inspired us and our thoughts are with his family." — "The Good Wife" creators and executive producers Robert King & Michelle King.