ABC News and People are reporting that director Tony Scott (‘Crimson Tide’, ‘True Romance’, ‘The Last Boy Scout’, ‘Days of Thunder’ and ‘Top Gun’ among others) had inoperable brain cancer when he committed suicide yesterday by jumping off a bridge in Long Beach.
Witnesses told authorities that at around 12:35 p.m., (Scott) left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, scaled an 8- to 10-ft.-high fence and then leapt without hesitation.
This actually makes me feel better. Jumping seems like a terrible way to kill yourself. Now it turns out he had a good reason instead of simple depression, and this goes from being sad to being pretty bad ass. This is totally how an action director should kill himself, not with pills like some arthouse queer. I just wish he had landed on Kim Kardashian or Lindsay Lohan or someone shitty like that.
(posting the A trailer for Scott’s ‘Man on Fire’ because from 1:46 on, when Denzel says, “Anyone who gets in my way, anyone who was involved, anybody who profited from it, anybody who opens their eyes at me… I’m gonna kill em,” and the cadence in Walkens voice when he says “depends on how good he is AT it,” makes it one of the greatest trailers ever.)