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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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* ''Film/{{Gloria}}'' (1999) as Ruby


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A select filmography includes: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 on TV Tropes:

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




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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* 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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* MoneyDearBoy: He once said that the only reason he kept acting in films after the early 1970s was so that he could pay alimony to his three ex-wives and support his six children from the previous relationships. His real passion was the theatre.


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* 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]].

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* ''Film/{{Malice}}'' (1993) as Dr. Martin Kessler


* GutturalGrowler: Adds an element of {{badass}} to pretty much all of his characters. This was {{averted}} in ''Film/AnatomyOfAMurder'', where his character Assistant Attorney-General Claude Dancer has a mellow voice...and makes up for it by being twice as lethal as the average {{badass}}.

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* GutturalGrowler: Adds an element of {{badass}} badass to pretty much all of his characters. This was {{averted}} in ''Film/AnatomyOfAMurder'', where his character Assistant Attorney-General Claude Dancer has a mellow voice...and makes up for it by being twice as lethal as the average {{badass}}.badass.


* 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]]''.



* MoneyDearBoy: He once said that the only reason he kept acting in films after the early 1970s was so that he could pay alimony to his three ex-wives and support his six children from the previous relationships. His real passion was the theatre.



* StarMakingRole: [[Film/DrStrangelove Gen. Buck Turgidson]], before it was eclipsed in history by [[Film/{{Patton}} Gen. George S. Patton]].



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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]]''.




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* LargeHam: More so in his later years.
* MoneyDearBoy: He once said that the only reason he kept acting in films after the early 1970s was so that he could pay alimony to his three ex-wives and support his six children from the previous relationships. His real passion was the theatre.
* RatedMForManly: He did not have an impressive physique but more than compensated for this through his [[GutturalGrowler guttural voice]], [[HairTriggerTemper volatile temper]], and the unflinching and incisive quality that he brought to his iconic performances. Suffice to say, he would be horribly miscast in a ChickFlick.
* ReactionShot: Scott's tortured screams of "turn it off" in the 1979 film ''Hardcore'' have been [[MemeticMutation mashed up]] numerous times with artistic performances that are [[SoBadItsGood so bad they're good]]. The result? Videos [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKSAvNOIaNo like these]].
* 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 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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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: AwardSnub [[{{Inverted}} inverted]]. Scott snubbed the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s.
* TheAce: Even Creator/RogerEbert was an [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041123/REVIEWS/41122002 admirer]] [[http://www.ebertfest.com/four/patton_rev.htm of his acting]].
* A BrokenAce? His [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], [[HairTriggerTemper bad temper]] and history of [[DysfunctionalFamily brief marriages]] might qualify him as one of these. {{Defied}} eventually when he pulled his act together and remained more or less [[HappilyMarried happily married]] to Trish Van Devere for the last twenty-seven years of his life.
* BrutalHonesty: One of his trademarks in RealLife.
* CulturalRebel: He belonged to the vanguard generation of UsefulNotes/NewHollywood.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: It is rumoured that Scott and Creator/StanleyKubrick had many disagreements on the set of ''Film/DrStrangelove'' over the characterisation of Gen. Buck Turgidson. Kubrick won Scott's compliance and respect after beating him in a game of chess.[[note]]An alternate version of the story is that Kubrick fooled Scott into performing in an over-the-top way by telling him it was to entertain the cast and crew, and then used that footage instead. However, this is probably not true, given the time and expense involved in re-shooting each scene, and the difficulty of keeping Scott in the dark about this trick throughout filming.''[[/note]]''
* DivorceIsTemporary: {{Subverted}}. He remarried Colleen Dewhurst after two years of divorce and subsequently re-divorced her.
* 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]]''.
* DrowningMySorrows: Began drinking heavily during his time as a lecturer at the Marine Corps Insitute. Part of his duties as a Marine included having to arrange the funeral details of fellow Marines, which he found depressing.

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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: AwardSnub [[{{Inverted}} inverted]]. Scott snubbed the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s.
* TheAce: Even Creator/RogerEbert was an [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041123/REVIEWS/41122002 admirer]] [[http://www.ebertfest.com/four/patton_rev.htm of his acting]].
* A BrokenAce? His [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], [[HairTriggerTemper bad temper]] and history of [[DysfunctionalFamily brief marriages]] might qualify him as one of these. {{Defied}} eventually when he pulled his act together and remained more or less [[HappilyMarried happily married]] to Trish Van Devere for the last twenty-seven years of his life.
* BrutalHonesty: One of his trademarks in RealLife.
* CulturalRebel: He belonged to the vanguard generation of UsefulNotes/NewHollywood.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: It is rumoured that Scott and Creator/StanleyKubrick had many disagreements on the set of ''Film/DrStrangelove'' over the characterisation of Gen. Buck Turgidson. Kubrick won Scott's compliance and respect after beating him in a game of chess.[[note]]An alternate version of the story is that Kubrick fooled Scott into performing in an over-the-top way by telling him it was to entertain the cast and crew, and then
!!Tropes commonly used that footage instead. However, this is probably not true, given the time and expense involved in re-shooting each scene, and the difficulty of keeping Scott in the dark about this trick throughout filming.''[[/note]]''
* DivorceIsTemporary: {{Subverted}}. He remarried Colleen Dewhurst after two years of divorce and subsequently re-divorced her.
* 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]]''.
* DrowningMySorrows: Began drinking heavily during his time as a lecturer at the Marine Corps Insitute. Part of his duties as a Marine included having to arrange the funeral details of fellow Marines, which he found depressing.
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* HiddenDepths: For all his [[{{Jerkass}} jerkassery]], he was surprisingly self-analytical and cogent in articulating deep thoughts (see the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/GeorgeCScott Quotes subpage]]).
* InternalizedCategorism: Here's a sample of his attitude towards his own celebrity status:
--> "There's no question you get pumped up by the recognition. Then a self-loathing sets in when you realize you're enjoying it."
* {{Jerkass}}: Reputed to have been one in his early acting years. He [[TookALevelInKindness took a level in kindness]] and eventually became quite a [[NiceGuy nice guy]].
* LargeHam: More so in his later years.
* MoneyDearBoy: He once said that the only reason he kept acting in films after the early 1970s was so that he could pay alimony to his three ex-wives and support his six children from the previous relationships. His real passion was the theatre.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: If you refer to him simply as "George Scott", or by his full name, "George ''Campbell'' Scott", your listeners won't recognise him. The un-elucidated "C" is an integral part of Scott's identity.
* PetTheDog: Loved dogs, especially German shepherds. He and his bodyguard nursed a family pet back to health after it was accidentally poisoned during a film shoot. One interviewer [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html wrote of him]]:
--> "Watching him with animals, you can see that he is a gentle man. A sour green apple with a soft core, hounded by the furies all his life."
* RatedMForManly: He did not have an impressive physique but more than compensated for this through his [[GutturalGrowler guttural voice]], [[HairTriggerTemper volatile temper]], and the unflinching and incisive quality that he brought to his iconic performances. Suffice to say, he would be horribly miscast in a ChickFlick.
* ReactionShot: Scott's tortured screams of "turn it off" in the 1979 film ''Hardcore'' have been [[MemeticMutation mashed up]] numerous times with artistic performances that are [[SoBadItsGood so bad they're good]]. The result? Videos [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKSAvNOIaNo like these]].
* RealLifeRelative: Scott and his wife, Trish Van Devere, co-starred in six films, the most notable of these being the 1980 horror classic, ''Film/TheChangeling''. Previously, Scott had also acted in several plays with his then wife, Colleen Dewhurst.
* SelfHarm: He once smashed his hand against a greenroom window in a drunken rage and then performed in the final act of the play dripping blood through a glove. The cut required 22 stitches afterwards.
* StarMakingRole: [[Film/DrStrangelove Gen. Buck Turgidson]], before it was eclipsed in history by [[Film/{{Patton}} Gen. George S. Patton]].
* WouldHitAGirl: Allegedly beat his co-star and then girlfriend, glamorous Hollywood "Bad Girl" Ava Gardner, during the filming of ''The Bible: In the Beginning'' (1966).
* WritersBlock: Wanted to be an author but never finished writing a novel to his own satisfaction. However, that might explain his articulateness, mentioned above.
* 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.
** 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.
* YouWontLikeMeWhenImAngry: A common trait of several of his characters. Also true in his [[RealLife real life]], at least early on. According to Director Mike Nichols, "Everyone is scared of George C. Scott."

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* HiddenDepths: For all his [[{{Jerkass}} jerkassery]], he was surprisingly self-analytical and cogent in articulating deep thoughts (see the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/GeorgeCScott Quotes subpage]]).
* InternalizedCategorism: Here's a sample of his attitude towards his own celebrity status:
--> "There's no question you get pumped up by the recognition. Then a self-loathing sets in when you realize you're enjoying it."
* {{Jerkass}}: Reputed to have been one in his early acting years. He [[TookALevelInKindness took a level in kindness]] and eventually became quite a [[NiceGuy nice guy]].
* LargeHam: More so in his later years.
* MoneyDearBoy: He once said that the only reason he kept acting in films after the early 1970s was so that he could pay alimony to his three ex-wives and support his six children from the previous relationships. His real passion was the theatre.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: If you refer to him simply as "George Scott", or by his full name, "George ''Campbell'' Scott", your listeners won't recognise him. The un-elucidated "C" is an integral part of Scott's identity.
* PetTheDog: Loved dogs, especially German shepherds. He and his bodyguard nursed a family pet back to health after it was accidentally poisoned during a film shoot. One interviewer [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html wrote of him]]:
--> "Watching him with animals, you can see that he is a gentle man. A sour green apple with a soft core, hounded by the furies all his life."
* RatedMForManly: He did not have an impressive physique but more than compensated for this through his [[GutturalGrowler guttural voice]], [[HairTriggerTemper volatile temper]], and the unflinching and incisive quality that he brought to his iconic performances. Suffice to say, he would be horribly miscast in a ChickFlick.
* ReactionShot: Scott's tortured screams of "turn it off" in the 1979 film ''Hardcore'' have been [[MemeticMutation mashed up]] numerous times with artistic performances that are [[SoBadItsGood so bad they're good]]. The result? Videos [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKSAvNOIaNo like these]].
* RealLifeRelative: Scott and his wife, Trish Van Devere, co-starred in six films, the most notable of these being the 1980 horror classic, ''Film/TheChangeling''. Previously, Scott had also acted in several plays with his then wife, Colleen Dewhurst.
* SelfHarm: He once smashed his hand against a greenroom window in a drunken rage and then performed in the final act of the play dripping blood through a glove. The cut required 22 stitches afterwards.
* StarMakingRole: [[Film/DrStrangelove Gen. Buck Turgidson]], before it was eclipsed in history by [[Film/{{Patton}} Gen. George S. Patton]].
* WouldHitAGirl: Allegedly beat his co-star and then girlfriend, glamorous Hollywood "Bad Girl" Ava Gardner, during the filming of ''The Bible: In the Beginning'' (1966).
* WritersBlock: Wanted to be an author but never finished writing a novel to his own satisfaction. However, that might explain his articulateness, mentioned above.
* 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.
** 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.
* YouWontLikeMeWhenImAngry: A common trait of several of his characters. Also true in his [[RealLife real life]], at least early on. According to Director Mike Nichols, "Everyone is scared of George C. Scott."


* CleopatraNose: Scott's [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/d9/d1/91/d9d19164f2cad5cd4bbf94c7a0b8579e.jpg nose]] acquired its distinctive (but far from unattractive) shape as the result of being broken five times in [[BarBrawl bar brawls]].

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* ''Film/{{Tyson}}'' (1995) as Cuz D'Amato


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.

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Legendary American actor '''George George Campbell Scott''' 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.




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* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' (1997) as Juror #3


Legendary American actor '''George C. 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.

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Legendary American actor '''George C. 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.

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