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    Tony Scott Tragedy: Director Shot Movie Underneath Vincent Thomas Bridge

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    Tony Scott, The Vincent Thomas Bridge
    Tony Scott, The Vincent Thomas Bridge Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images, Kevin Winters/Getty Images

    The Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro was the site of Tony Scott's final, tragic farewell to the world.

    But it also held special significance to the director and his projects.

    Scott, who leaped to his death from the bridge on Sunday, had used the site as a location for one of his films, and he was reportedly planning to return to shoot another.

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    According to the Los Angeles Times, in 2010 the director filmed scenes for the runaway-train thriller Unstoppable at a railroad yard just beneath the bridge. The film had marked his fifth collaboration with Denzel Washington, who had become the director's go-to leading man.

    He was eventually angling to use the bridge, which was reportedly about 30 miles from his Beverly Hills house, as a location for his planned remake of The Warriors.

    In 2009, he told Rotten Tomatoes, "I'm hoping to get 100,000 real gang members standing on the Vincent Thomas Bridge for one shot. I've met them all: Crips, Bloods, The 18th Street Gang, The Vietnamese and so on. They all love The Warriors."

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    That same year, CBS' procedural drama Numb3rs, on which Scott was an executive producer, filmed near the bridge at a warehouse right by the San Pedro waterfront.

    The revelations come amid lingering questions about the circumstances surrounding the 68-year-old's death.

    On Monday, Scott's family shot down an ABC report that the director had terminal brain cancer, and L.A. County Coroner Craig Harvey told E! News that Scott's autopsy showed no obvious signs of the disease.

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    Meanwhile, in an interview with NBC News, Scott's friend and former colleague Julian Bray indicated that the director had suffered from depression "throughout his life," adding, "He managed to bottle it up and, unfortunately, it seems to have suddenly come out."

    At the time of his death, Scott had been working with Tom Cruise on a sequel to their 1986 megahit Top Gun, and the two had gone as far as visiting a Naval air station in Nevada to prep for the film.

    (Originally published Aug. 22, 2012, at 5:29 a.m. PT)

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