Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman and More Stars React to Tony Scott's Shocking Suicide

Following the Top Gun director's death, several of his biggest actors are remembering him fondly

By John Boone Aug 20, 2012 7:52 PMTags
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Even more love for Tony Scott is pouring out of Hollywood following his apparent suicide, as stars who worked with Scott on both the big and small screen mourn the famed director and producer.

Tom Cruise, the star of one of Scott's first huge hits, 1986's Top Gun, said in a statement to E! News, "Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time."

John Travolta, who starred in 2009's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, told us, "Tony was one of my favorite directors I've ever worked with and was one of my favorite people, a truly inspired talent. Everyone loved Tony."

Randy Quaid (Days of Thunder): "Being cast by Tony Scott in Days of Thunder happened while I lived in my Montecito home; his 20 or so messages left on my answering machine convincing me to take the part are one of the important touchstones in my career. Donna, Tony's wife is a great beauty and Tony loved Donna since meeting her on the set of Days of Thunder. They are the benchmark for uber cool couples in Hollywood and I can not imagine her without him or him without her. Tony and Tom parachuted into the set one day. Tony as a director was Groovy! Talented! and wanted me for the role. He thought of me as handsome so I believed in his vision and still do and always will. Tony's Passing is a killer loss to Hollywood Cool."

Kristin Chenoweth (The Good Wife): "RIP mr. Tony Scott. :("

David Krumholtz (Numb3rs): "Shocked to hear of Tony Scott's tragic death. He was a sweet, and funny man who loved making movies. His vision for "Numb3rs" was inspired."

Justin Timberlake: "So sad to hear the news about Tony Scott. His movies made growing up more fun for me. My prayers and condolences to the Scott family."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: "I make a movie because it's something that inspires me" ~ Tony Scott 6/21/44 - 8/19/12 Your movies inspired me.."

Chris Rock: "Tony Scott director of my favorite movie man on fire. " I wish you had more time "

Michelle Rodriguez: "Tony Scott will be missed a guy like Tony was trend setter unlike most chart following sheep directors in the big budget action film world, youll be missed :( RIP"

Susan Sarandon: "Saddened by the death of Tony Scott. A wonderful film maker and a funny, sweet guy. My condolences to his family."

Alyssa Milano: "I just heard about Tony Scott's suicide. My heart aches. Sending light and love to his family, friends and co-workers. #RIP"

Ellen DeGeneres: "I'm sad to hear the news about Tony Scott. Sending love to his family & hoping anyone feeling hopeless or alone will reach out for help."

Roger Ebert: "The death of Tony Scott is shocking and saddening. He was an inspired craftsman."

Frank Marshall: "Can't quite believe we have lost the brilliance of Tony Scott, as a filmmaker and a friend."