Filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott paid tribute to his tragic brother Tony at the London premiere of his new blockbuster, Exodus: Gods & Kings, on Wednesday (03Dec14), revealing the epic is dedicated to his sibling.
Fellow director Tony Scott committed suicide in 2012 and his older brother told reporters on the red carpet he is always in his thoughts when he's making movies.
The Oscar winner said, "Tony and I were unusually close brothers. I got him into filmmaking when he was 15 and I was 22 and I said to him, 'Listen, we're going to make a movie and I have an instruction book'. We had a clockwork camera and he was the actor. We made a half-hour movie, called Boy And Bicycle... It cost us £65."
The star-studded Leicester Square premiere, which brought out castmates Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Sir Ben Kingsley, was briefly marred by a small group of protesters, holding a banner which read: "Egyptians were black. No more lies."
Scott didn't let the activists ruin his night and told reporters, "I always get flak, but I cast very carefully."
The director previously told Variety, "I can't mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I'm just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn't even come up."