Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. He has directed the science fiction horror film "Alien" (1979), the neo-noir dystopian film "Blade Runner" (1982), the road adventure film "Thelma & Louise" (1991), the historical drama film "Gladiator" (2000), the war film "Black Hawk Down" (2001), and the science fiction film "The Martian" (2015).

Scott has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing, which he received his first for "Thelma & Louise". He was also nominated for "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down". Gladiator won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and he received a nomination in that category for the 2015 film "The Martian".

"Thelma & Louise" is an American female buddy road crime film. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road trip that ends up in unforeseen circumstances. Filming took place from June to August of 1990. The supporting cast include Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, and Brad Pitt in one of his first major film roles.

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