Days of Thunder was one of the films that made the directors career. This represented the begining of Nicole Kidman's career as well; and gave Tom Cruise a great big bump when his carreer was just taking off. Tom gave some graceful word of admiration and appreciation for the master of theater arts. Tom speaks for us all in stating that the artful, great Mr. Scott will be missed.
News story link: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/19/tony-scott-dead-suicide/