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Ridley Scott vs. Tony Scott: The Brother-O-Meter

Comparing the work of Tony and Ridley Scott - The brothers share a production company and a love of big dramas action, but who's more successful?

Directors Ridley and Tony Scott are brothers, share a production company, and make big action dramas. Tony's movies have grossed a combined $789 mil; Ridley's have earned...$789 mil (seriously). The release of Tony's Man on Fire (far left) brings up a favorite debate: Who's better? Ridley's Blade Runner was a great film but a financial flop. Tony's Days of Thunder made a mint, but was actually pretty lame. Tallying both box office and artistic success, we track 20 of the Scotts' other films.

-- Joshua Rich

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RIDLEY

1979 Alien 1986 Legend 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me 1989 Black Rain 1991 Thelma & Louise 1996 White Squall 1997 G.I. Jane 2000 Gladiator 2001 Hannibal; Black Hawk Down

TONY

1983 The Hunger 1986 Top Gun 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II 1990 Revenge 1991 The Last Boy Scout 1993 True Romance 1995 Crimson Tide 1996 The Fan [1997 G.I. Jane] 1998 Enemy of the State 2001 Spy Game

Originally posted Apr 30, 2004 Published in issue #762-763 Apr 30, 2004 Order article reprints