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Director Tony Scott Earned $2 Billion At The Box Office With These 10 Movies


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Hollywood was shaken with the unexpected news of Tony Scott's death Sunday. 

The 68-year-old "Top Gun" director's passing is being investigated as a suicide after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

ABCnews.com reported the late director had inoperable brain cancer, according to a close source.

Scott is known for putting out some of the biggest films of the past 30 years including Tom Cruise hits "Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder."

All together his top ten grossing films of all time earned more than $2.2 billion worldwide.

Today, we remember Scott through the top blockbuster films he had a hand in making. 

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Out of Christopher Walken, Law Temple, Mickey Rourke, and Brad Pitt, Scott worked with no actor more than Denzel Washington

All but one of his five films with Washington are included among his highest earning. ("Man on Fire," missed making the top ten with $130.3 million.)

Scott also worked on seven films with composer Harry Gregson-Williams, four of which include his highest-earning movies at the box office. 

His latest project "Prometheus," soared at theaters earning $126.1 million domestically.

Scott has numerous projects lined up including the eagerly anticipated "Prometheus" sequel of which Scott was signed on as producer and a rumored sequel to his 1986 hit, "Top Gun" featuring Cruise.

Hollywood responded to Scott's death on Twitter with Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Justin Timberlake, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Rodriguez are among those tweeting reactions to the film maker.

If you want to get an inside look at Tony Scott, one only need look at the tweets of fellow writer and director, Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) who worked with Scott on "The Grey" and "The A-Team." He's since changed his Twitter photo to one of Scott, and has been sharing stories of the late producer over the social media site.

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10. "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" (2009): $150.1 million

Scott was the director of the 1974 remake starring John Travolta and his go-to man, Denzel Washington.

9. "Crimson Tide" (1995): $157.3 million

Scott directed the three-time Oscar-nominated film featuring commanding officer Gene Hackman and first officer Denzel Washington going to bat over conflicting stances on a nuclear missile submarine.

8. "Days of Thunder" (1990): $157.9 million

Scott worked with Tom Cruise again four years after hit "Top Gun." This time the actor played ambitious race-car driver Cole Trickle.

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