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The late Tony Scott created a string of unforgettable films during his movie-making career.

Here are some of the more notable titles from his three decades in Hollywood:

The Hunger (1982 
A sultry, stylish vampire story which starred David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve. It went on to find cult appeal.

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Top Gun (1986) 
The film which turned Tom Cruise into one of the film world’s most bankable stars after playing a naval fighter pilot who becomes a combat ace.

Crimson Tide (1995)
A post Cold War submarine thriller with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington starring as naval officers at odds over their handling of a nuclear emergency.