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An alcoholic with a violent temper, Scott had a long-standing reputation as being one of Hollywood's "bad boys", although he mellowed considerably with age. Scott was married five times to four different women: Carolyn Hughes (1951-1955), Patricia Reed (1955-1960), Colleen Dewhurst (1960-1965, 1967-1972) and Trish Van Devere (1972-1999). On September 22, 1999, he died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 71.

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An alcoholic with a violent temper, Scott had a long-standing reputation as being one of Hollywood's "bad boys", although he mellowed considerably with age. Scott was married five times to four different women: Carolyn Hughes (1951-1955), Patricia Reed (1955-1960), Colleen Dewhurst (1960-1965, 1967-1972) and Trish Van Devere (1972-1999). Two of his children followed him into acting: daughter Devon Scott (born 1958) and son Campbell Scott (born 1961).

On September 22, 1999, he died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 71.


George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) was an American actor and director, best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, for which he was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony. Scott believed every dramatic performance was unique and incomparable to others.

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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) was an American actor and director, director from Virginia, best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, for which he was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony. Scott believed opposed competitive awards on the grounds that every dramatic performance was unique and therefore incomparable to others.


George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) was an American actor and director, best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony. Scott believed every dramatic performance was unique and incomparable to others.

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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) was an American actor and director, best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He Award}}s, for which he was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony. Scott believed every dramatic performance was unique and incomparable to others.


George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) is an American actor and director best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony. Scott believed every dramatic performance was unique and incomparable to others.

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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) is was an American actor and director director, best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony. Scott believed every dramatic performance was unique and incomparable to others.



However, Scott failed to make a mark as a film director: neither ''Rage'' (1971) nor ''The Savage is Loose'' (1974) was well received. Also overlooked today is his performance as social worker Neil Brock in the avant garde 1963-'64 TV series ''East Side/West Side'', which was one of the first to feature a regular black cast member.

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However, Scott failed to make a mark as a film director: neither ''Rage'' (1971) nor ''The Savage is Loose'' (1974) was well received. Also overlooked today is his performance as social worker Neil Brock in the avant garde 1963-'64 196364 TV series drama ''East Side/West Side'', which was one of the first series to feature a regular black cast member.


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-->-- '''George C. Scott''', quoted in ''Life Magazine'', March 8, 1968

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-->-- '''George C. Scott''', quoted in ''Life Magazine'', ''Life'' magazine, March 8, 1968

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* ''Film/{{The Hindenburg|1975}}'' (1975) as Col. Franz Ritter


* ''Film/SomebodyUpThereLikesMe'', as an uncredited extra (one of the prisoners being transported with Creator/PaulNewman)

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* ''Film/SomebodyUpThereLikesMe'', ''Film/SomebodyUpThereLikesMe'' (1956), as an uncredited extra (one of the prisoners being transported with Creator/PaulNewman)


George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) is an American actor and director best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony.

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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) is an American actor and director best remembered for his portrayal of General UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award, for ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony. \n Scott believed every dramatic performance was unique and incomparable to others.


* ''[[Film/{{A Christmas Carol|1984}}'' (1984) as Ebenezer Scrooge

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* ''[[Film/{{A ''Film/{{A Christmas Carol|1984}}'' (1984) as Ebenezer Scrooge


--> -- '''George C. Scott''', quoted in ''Life Magazine'', March 8, 1968 [[note]]See the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/GeorgeCScott Quotes subpage]].[[/note]]

Legendary American actor George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) is best remembered for his portrayal of [[Film/{{Patton}} General George S. Patton]] and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award for ''Film/{{Patton}}'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony.

Modern audiences and critics, including Creator/RogerEbert, continue to hold in high regard several of Scott's performances. He is frequently counted among the finest actors [[http://www.filmsite.org/grroles34.html of]] [[http://filmschoolwtf.com/best-hollywood-actors/ all]] [[http://movies.amctv.com/movie-guide/the-50-greatest-actors-of-all-time/ time]].

Scott's fame in Hollywood was matched by his renown on [[http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=16105 the stage]], where he was prolific not only as an actor but also as a director. He received five Tony nominations over a span of 38 years for his performances in "Comes a Day" (1958), "The Andersonville Trial" (1959), "Theatre/UncleVanya" (1974), "Theatre/DeathOfASalesman" (1975), and "Theatre/InheritTheWind" (1996). He also directed the 1970 TV adaptation of "The Andersonville Trial", which won three Primetime Emmy Awards.

However, Scott failed to make a mark as a film director: neither ''Rage'' (1971) nor ''The Savage is Loose'' (1974) was well received. Also overlooked today is his performance as social worker Neil Brock in the avant garde 1963-'64 TV Series ''East Side/West Side'', which was one of the [[http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue04/features/georgecscott2.htm first to feature a regular black cast member]].

An alcoholic with a violent temper, Scott had a long-standing reputation as being one of Hollywood's "Bad Boys", although he mellowed considerably with age. Scott was married five times to four different women: Carolyn Hughes (1951-1955), Patricia Reed (1955-1960), Colleen Dewhurst (1960-1965, 1967-1972) and Trish Van Devere (1972-1999). On September 22, 1999, he died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 71.

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--> -- -->-- '''George C. Scott''', quoted in ''Life Magazine'', March 8, 1968 [[note]]See the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/GeorgeCScott Quotes subpage]].[[/note]]

Legendary American actor
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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 September 22, 1999) is an American actor and director best remembered for his portrayal of [[Film/{{Patton}} General George S. Patton]] UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton in ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) and his eccentric aversion to the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. He was nominated four times in his career. Twice, he rejected the nominations without being successful. The one time he won the Award Award, for ''Film/{{Patton}}'', ''Patton'', he famously refused to attend the ceremony.

Modern audiences and critics, including Creator/RogerEbert, continue to hold in high regard several of Scott's performances. He is frequently counted among the finest actors [[http://www.filmsite.org/grroles34.html of]] [[http://filmschoolwtf.com/best-hollywood-actors/ all]] [[http://movies.amctv.com/movie-guide/the-50-greatest-actors-of-all-time/ time]].of all time.

Scott's fame in Hollywood was matched by his renown on [[http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=16105 the stage]], stage, where he was prolific not only as an actor but also as a director. He received five Tony nominations over a span of 38 years for his performances in "Comes ''Comes a Day" Day'' (1958), "The ''The Andersonville Trial" Trial'' (1959), "Theatre/UncleVanya" ''Theatre/UncleVanya'' (1974), "Theatre/DeathOfASalesman" ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' (1975), and "Theatre/InheritTheWind" ''Theatre/InheritTheWind'' (1996). He also directed the 1970 TV adaptation of "The ''The Andersonville Trial", Trial'', which won three Primetime Emmy Awards.

However, Scott failed to make a mark as a film director: neither ''Rage'' (1971) nor ''The Savage is Loose'' (1974) was well received. Also overlooked today is his performance as social worker Neil Brock in the avant garde 1963-'64 TV Series series ''East Side/West Side'', which was one of the [[http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue04/features/georgecscott2.htm first to feature a regular black cast member]].

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An alcoholic with a violent temper, Scott had a long-standing reputation as being one of Hollywood's "Bad Boys", "bad boys", although he mellowed considerably with age. Scott was married five times to four different women: Carolyn Hughes (1951-1955), Patricia Reed (1955-1960), Colleen Dewhurst (1960-1965, 1967-1972) and Trish Van Devere (1972-1999). On September 22, 1999, he died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 71.



* ''Film/AnatomyOfAMurder'' (1959) as Claude Dancer ''[[note]]only his second film appearance and first Oscar nomination[[/note]]''
* ''Film/TheHustler'' (1961) as Bert Gordon ''[[note]]second Oscar nomination[[/note]]''

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* ''Film/AnatomyOfAMurder'' (1959) as Claude Dancer ''[[note]]only [[note]]only his second film appearance and first Oscar nomination[[/note]]''
nomination[[/note]]
* ''Film/TheHustler'' (1961) as Bert Gordon ''[[note]]second [[note]]second Oscar nomination[[/note]]''nomination[[/note]]



* ''Film/TheBible1966'' (1966) as Abraham

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* ''Film/TheBible1966'' ''Film/{{The Bible|1966}}'' (1966) as Abraham



* ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) as Gen. George S. Patton ''[[note]]third Oscar nomination and only Oscar win[[/note]]'', reprised in 1986's ''The Last Days of Patton''.
* ''Film/TheHospital'' (1971) as Dr. Herbert Bock ''[[note]]fourth and final Oscar nomination[[/note]]''

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* ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (1970) as Gen. George S. Patton ''[[note]]third Patton,[[note]]third Oscar nomination and only Oscar win[[/note]]'', win[[/note]] reprised in 1986's ''The Last Days of Patton''.
* ''Film/TheHospital'' (1971) as Dr. Herbert Bock ''[[note]]fourth [[note]]fourth and final Oscar nomination[[/note]]''nomination[[/note]]



* ''[[Film/AChristmasCarol1984 A Christmas Carol]]'' (1984) as Ebenezer Scrooge

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* ''[[Film/AChristmasCarol1984 A ''[[Film/{{A Christmas Carol]]'' Carol|1984}}'' (1984) as Ebenezer Scrooge



* DoingItForTheArt: That seems to have been his reason for acting in the controversial [[Film/{{Hardcore}} 1979 film]], ''[[http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue04/features/georgecscott5.htm Hardcore]]''.

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* DoingItForTheArt: That seems to have been his reason for acting in the controversial [[Film/{{Hardcore}} 1979 film]], ''[[http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue04/features/georgecscott5.htm Hardcore]]''.film ''Film/{{Hardcore}}''.



* RomanceOnTheSet: He had a tempestuous affair with Creator/AvaGardner while making ''The Bible: In the Beginning''.
* StarMakingRole: [[Film/DrStrangelove Gen. Buck Turgidson]], before it was eclipsed in history by [[Film/{{Patton}} Gen. George S. Patton]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: True throughout his career. Notably, he played a 60-year-old Patton when he was 42, and a 60-70 plus Scrooge when he was 57. His alcoholism may have been responsible for his older appearance.
** He also played General Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove at age 35. While Turgidson's age was never brought up it is still quite young for a General.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: He had a tempestuous affair with Creator/AvaGardner while making ''The Bible: In the Beginning''.''Film/{{The Bible|1966}}''.
* StarMakingRole: [[Film/DrStrangelove Gen. Buck Turgidson]], Turgidson in ''Film/DrStrangelove'', before it was eclipsed in history by [[Film/{{Patton}} Gen. George S. Patton]].
Patton ''Film/{{Patton}}''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: True throughout his career. Notably, he played a General (General Turgidson in ''Dr. Strangelove'') when he was 35 (while Turgidson's age was never brought up, it is still quite young for a General), a 60-year-old Patton when he was 42, and a 60-70 plus Scrooge when he was 57. His alcoholism may have been responsible for his older appearance. \n** He also played General Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove at age 35. While Turgidson's age was never brought up it is still quite young for a General.\n


* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990) as Percival [=McLeach=] (voice)

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* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRescuersDownUnder'' (1990) as Percival [=McLeach=] (voice)


* YoungerThanTheyLook: True throughout his career. Notably, he played a 60-year-old Patton when he was 42, and a 70 plus Scrooge when he was 57. His alcoholism may have been responsible for his older appearance.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: True throughout his career. Notably, he played a 60-year-old Patton when he was 42, and a 70 60-70 plus Scrooge when he was 57. His alcoholism may have been responsible for his older appearance.

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* ''Film/TheBible1966'' (1966) as Abraham


* ''Film/{{Petulia}}'' (1966) as Dr. Archie Bollen

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* ''Film/{{Petulia}}'' (1966) (1968) as Dr. Archie Bollen

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* ''Film/BankShot'' (1974) as Walter Upjohn Balentine

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