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* On his stance on adult films:
-->“I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to – it would be like invading someone's privacy."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview about the movie ''Film/{{Hardcore}}'' with Roger Ebert, [[http://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/paul-schrader-hard-core March 12, 1978]]

* On his drinking during the filming of ''Film/{{Patton}}'':
--> "There were times when I got frightened. Things weren't going right, so I just went out and got smashed. That's me. Something goes wrong, I find a bottle. I don't like it about myself but I've done it before and I'll do it again. But I never vanished for days or held up shooting or quit the picture."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On his proneness to physical violence:
--> "One evening when George and I were heading out on liberty, Holmes [another Marine] made an extra effort to find reason to deny us exit, at which time George drew himself up to his 6-foot tallness, glowering down at the arrogant little corporal, and bellowed in his familiar raspy voice: 'I thought we were all Marines, one for all, corporal. Someday soon we're going to meet outside the gate and have a very serious discussion about your biased, chicken-shit antics.' Holmes read George loud and clear, paled, and waved us through the gate."
---> --'''Major Bob Morrissey, USMC''', on his memories of George C. Scott at the Marine Corps Institute, on [[http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/gunnyg/gcscott.html September 24, 1999]]

* On his attitude towards his celebrity status:
--> "There's no question you get pumped up by the recognition. And then a self-loathing sets in when you realise you're enjoying it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to People Magazine, [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067401,00.html February 7, 1977]]

* On why he chose to become an actor:
-->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. You see, through acting you come full circle in your personality and, oh, what a grand time you can have along the way being wonderful people through your characters...I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in Life Magazine, [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk7Ehs&sig=CjxgZBIJU08b-chHQIygkmuJ_uM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xFKZU8GbGoT78QW6_ILQCw&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20became%20an%20actor%20to%20escape%20my%20own%20personality%22&f=false March 8, 1968]]

* On the underlying psychology of acting:
-->"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to Time Magazine, March 22, 1971

* On the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s:
-->"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The whole thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"
---> --'''George C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, [[http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/george-scott-dies-71-suffers-aneurysm-home-article-1.846076 1971]]

* On his love for the stage:
--> "Acting on the stage is a luxury for me. I lose money. I make movies for financial reasons and this allows me the luxury of acting on Broadway. Hollywood, unfortunately, exploits actors for their own reasons, which are usually financial. So we might as well exploit Hollywood as much as it exploits us."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in Life Magazine, [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk7Ehs&sig=CjxgZBIJU08b-chHQIygkmuJ_uM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xFKZU8GbGoT78QW6_ILQCw&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20became%20an%20actor%20to%20escape%20my%20own%20personality%22&f=false March 8, 1968]]

* On his fondness for animals:
--> "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."
---> --'''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On horse-riding:
--> I am the world's worst rider, Trish [his wife] is excellent. She rides; I watch. I'm completely terrified of horses despite repeated attempts by great instructors to teach me. In films, I always use a stunt double for horse scenes."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]].

* On his political affiliation:
--> "We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]

* On his screen image:
--> "I think of myself as a fairly decent human being and it gives me great pain to be considered for all the mean S.O.B.s that come along. I've played bird decapitators, puppy stranglers, woman beaters, wife poisoners, child molesters - every goddamn thing you can think of. It was quite scene there for a while. But I think the image is changing...I hope to God the old image is fading from people's minds."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On how he has changed with age:
--> "I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', aged 58, quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]

to:

* On his stance on adult films:
-->“I've
->''"I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to -- it would be like invading someone's privacy."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on his stance on adult films, in an interview about the movie ''Film/{{Hardcore}}'' with Roger Ebert, [[http://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/paul-schrader-hard-core March 12, 1978]]

* On his drinking during the filming of ''Film/{{Patton}}'':
--> "There
->''"There were times when I got frightened. Things weren't going right, so I just went out and got smashed. That's me. Something goes wrong, I find a bottle. I don't like it about myself but I've done it before and I'll do it again. But I never vanished for days or held up shooting or quit the picture."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on his drinking during the filming of ''Film/{{Patton}}'', quoted in The ''The New York Time, Times'', [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On his proneness to physical violence:
--> "One
->''"One evening when George and I were heading out on liberty, Holmes [another Marine] made an extra effort to find reason to deny us exit, at which time George drew himself up to his 6-foot tallness, glowering down at the arrogant little corporal, and bellowed in his familiar raspy voice: 'I thought we were all Marines, one for all, corporal. Someday soon we're going to meet outside the gate and have a very serious discussion about your biased, chicken-shit antics.' Holmes read George loud and clear, paled, and waved us through the gate."
---> --'''Major
"''
-->--'''Major
Bob Morrissey, USMC''', on his memories of George C. Scott at the Marine Corps Institute, on [[http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/gunnyg/gcscott.html September 24, 1999]]

* On his attitude towards his celebrity status:
--> "There's
->''"There's no question you get pumped up by the recognition. And then a self-loathing sets in when you realise you're enjoying it."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on his attitude towards celebrity status, in an interview to People Magazine, ''People Magazine'', [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067401,00.html February 7, 1977]]

* On why he chose to become an actor:
-->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. You see, through acting you come full circle in your personality and, oh, what a grand time you can have along the way being wonderful people through your characters...I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in Life Magazine, [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk7Ehs&sig=CjxgZBIJU08b-chHQIygkmuJ_uM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xFKZU8GbGoT78QW6_ILQCw&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20became%20an%20actor%20to%20escape%20my%20own%20personality%22&f=false March 8, 1968]]

* On the underlying psychology of acting:
-->"I
->''"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on the underlying psychology of acting, in an interview to Time Magazine, ''Time Magazine'', March 22, 1971

* On the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s:
-->"The (Academy Award)
->''"The (UsefulNotes/AcademyAward) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The whole thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"
---> --'''George
corrupt."''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, [[http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/george-scott-dies-71-suffers-aneurysm-home-article-1.846076 1971]]

* On his love for the stage:
--> "Acting
->''"Acting on the stage is a luxury for me. I lose money. I make movies for financial reasons and this allows me the luxury of acting on Broadway. Hollywood, unfortunately, exploits actors for their own reasons, which are usually financial. So we might as well exploit Hollywood as much as it exploits us."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on his love for the stage, quoted in Life Magazine, ''Life Magazine'', [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk7Ehs&sig=CjxgZBIJU08b-chHQIygkmuJ_uM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xFKZU8GbGoT78QW6_ILQCw&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20became%20an%20actor%20to%20escape%20my%20own%20personality%22&f=false com/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk7Ehs&sig=CjxgZBIJU08b-chHQIygkmuJ_uM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xFKZU8GbGoT78QW6_ILQCw&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20became%20an%20actor%20to%20escape%20my%20own%20personality%22&f=false March 8, 1968]]

* On his fondness for animals:
--> "Watching
->''"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."
---> --'''Rex Reed''', The
"''
-->--'''Rex Reed''' on Scott's fondness for animals, ''The
New York Times, Times'', [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On horse-riding:
--> I
->''"I am the world's worst rider, Trish [his wife] is excellent. She rides; I watch. I'm completely terrified of horses despite repeated attempts by great instructors to teach me. In films, I always use a stunt double for horse scenes."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on horse-riding, quoted in The ''The Cumberland Sunday Times, Times'', [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]].

* On his political affiliation:
--> "We
1986]]

->''"We
[he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on his political affiliation, quoted in The ''The Cumberland Sunday Times, Times'', [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]

* On his screen image:
--> "I
->''"I think of myself as a fairly decent human being and it gives me great pain to be considered for all the mean S.O.B.s that come along. I've played bird decapitators, puppy stranglers, woman beaters, wife poisoners, child molesters - every goddamn thing you can think of. It was quite scene there for a while. But I think the image is changing...I hope to God the old image is fading from people's minds."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', Scott''' on his screen image, quoted in The ''The New York Time, Times'', [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On how he has changed with age:
--> "I'm
->''"I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last."
---> --'''George
"''
-->--'''George
C. Scott''', aged 58, on how he has changed with age, quoted in The ''The Cumberland Sunday Times, Times'', [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]
1986]]


* On the AcademyAwards:

to:

* On the AcademyAwards:UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s:


* On his drinking on the set of ''Film/{{Patton}}'':

to:

* On his drinking on during the set filming of ''Film/{{Patton}}'':


-->"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The while thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"

to:

-->"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The while whole thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"


--> "Acting on the stage is a luxury for me. I lose money. I make movies for financial reasons and this allows me the luxury of acting on Broadway. Hollywood, unfortunately, exploits actors for their own reasons, which are usually financial. so we might as well exploit Hollywood as much as it exploits us."

to:

--> "Acting on the stage is a luxury for me. I lose money. I make movies for financial reasons and this allows me the luxury of acting on Broadway. Hollywood, unfortunately, exploits actors for their own reasons, which are usually financial. so So we might as well exploit Hollywood as much as it exploits us."


* On his fondness for animals:
--> "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."
---> --'''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On horse-riding:
--> I am the world's worst rider, Trish [his wife] is excellent. She rides; I watch. I'm completely terrified of horses despite repeated attempts by great instructors to teach me. In films, I always use a stunt double for horse scenes."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]].

* On his political affiliation:
--> "We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]



* On the underlying psychology of acting:
-->"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to Time Magazine, March 22, 1971



* On the psychological aspect of acting:
-->"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to Time Magazine, March 22, 1971



* On his fondness for animals:
--> "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."
---> --'''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970]]

* On horse-riding:
--> I am the world's worst rider, Trish [his wife] is excellent. She rides; I watch. I'm completely terrified of horses despite repeated attempts by great instructors to teach me. In films, I always use a stunt double for horse scenes."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]].

* On his political affiliation:
--> "We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]





---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in Life Magazine, [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk1Iiv&sig=NGoKyHq4isx0JPNUkfFvJt9XKMA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8TyZU8fOIcmjkQX-5IDACA&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=I%20became%20an&f=false March 8, 1968]]

to:

---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in Life Magazine, [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk1Iiv&sig=NGoKyHq4isx0JPNUkfFvJt9XKMA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8TyZU8fOIcmjkQX-5IDACA&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=I%20became%20an&f=false nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk7Ehs&sig=CjxgZBIJU08b-chHQIygkmuJ_uM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xFKZU8GbGoT78QW6_ILQCw&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20became%20an%20actor%20to%20escape%20my%20own%20personality%22&f=false March 8, 1968]]



* On his love for the stage:
--> "Acting on the stage is a luxury for me. I lose money. I make movies for financial reasons and this allows me the luxury of acting on Broadway. Hollywood, unfortunately, exploits actors for their own reasons, which are usually financial. so we might as well exploit Hollywood as much as it exploits us."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in Life Magazine, [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk7Ehs&sig=CjxgZBIJU08b-chHQIygkmuJ_uM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xFKZU8GbGoT78QW6_ILQCw&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20became%20an%20actor%20to%20escape%20my%20own%20personality%22&f=false March 8, 1968]]





-->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in "Earl Blackwell's Celebrity Register", 1991

to:

-->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. You see, through acting you come full circle in your personality and, oh, what a grand time you can have along the way being wonderful people through your characters...I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
"
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in "Earl Blackwell's Celebrity Register", 1991
Life Magazine, [[http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=50wEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=%22i+became+an+actor+to+escape+my+own+personality%22&source=bl&ots=Z-OcFk1Iiv&sig=NGoKyHq4isx0JPNUkfFvJt9XKMA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8TyZU8fOIcmjkQX-5IDACA&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=I%20became%20an&f=false March 8, 1968]]





* On his stance on adult films:
-->“I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to – it would be like invading someone's privacy."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview about the movie ''Film/{{Hardcore}}'' with Roger Ebert, [[http://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/paul-schrader-hard-core March 12, 1978]]



* On his stance on adult films:
-->“I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to – it would be like invading someone's privacy."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview about the movie ''Film/{{Hardcore}}'' with Roger Ebert, [[http://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/paul-schrader-hard-core March 12, 1978]]



* On how he has changed with age:
--> "I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', aged 58, quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]








to:

\n\n\n\n* On how he has changed with age:
--> "I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', aged 58, quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]





!! As a person

* On his political affiliation:
--> "We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]

* On his drinking:

to:

!! As a person

* On his political affiliation:
--> "We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]

* On his drinking:
drinking on the set of ''Film/{{Patton}}'':



--> "One evening when George and I were heading out on liberty, Holmes made an extra effort to find reason to deny us exit, at which time George drew himself up to his 6-foot tallness, glowering down at the arrogant little corporal, and bellowed in his familiar raspy voice: 'I thought we were all Marines, one for all, corporal. Someday soon we're going to meet outside the gate and have a very serious discussion about your biased, chicken-shit antics.' Holmes read George loud and clear, paled, and waved us through the gate."

to:

--> "One evening when George and I were heading out on liberty, Holmes [another Marine] made an extra effort to find reason to deny us exit, at which time George drew himself up to his 6-foot tallness, glowering down at the arrogant little corporal, and bellowed in his familiar raspy voice: 'I thought we were all Marines, one for all, corporal. Someday soon we're going to meet outside the gate and have a very serious discussion about your biased, chicken-shit antics.' Holmes read George loud and clear, paled, and waved us through the gate."



* On his political affiliation:
--> "We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]



!! As an actor



* On the Academy Awards:

to:

* On the Academy Awards:AcademyAwards:





!! As a human being

to:

!! As a human being
person


* On how he has changed with age:
--> "I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', aged 58, quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]

* On his attitude towards his celebrity status:
--> "There's no question you get pumped up by the recognition. And then a self-loathing sets in when you realise you're enjoying it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to People Magazine, [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067401,00.html February 7, 1977]]



* On his attitude towards his celebrity status:
--> "There's no question you get pumped up by the recognition. And then a self-loathing sets in when you realise you're enjoying it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to People Magazine, [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067401,00.html February 7, 1977]]

* On how he has changed with age:
--> "I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', aged 58, quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]



---> --'''George C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, despite being a contender for the Oscar for Best Actor for Patton, 1971

to:

---> --'''George C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, despite being a contender for the Oscar for Best Actor for Patton, 1971
[[http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/george-scott-dies-71-suffers-aneurysm-home-article-1.846076 1971]]





* On how he has changed with age:
--> "I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', aged 58, quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]

* On his attitude towards his celebrity status:
--> "There's no question you get pumped up by the recognition. And then a self-loathing sets in when you realise you're enjoying it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to People Magazine, [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067401,00.html February 7, 1977]]

* On his political affiliation:
--> "We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics. I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]]



---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970

to:

---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970
1970]]



---> --'''Major Bob Morrissey, USMC''', on his memories of George C. Scott at the Marine Corps Institute, on September 24, 1999

to:

---> --'''Major Bob Morrissey, USMC''', on his memories of George C. Scott at the Marine Corps Institute, on [[http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/gunnyg/gcscott.html September 24, 1999
1999]]



---> --'''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, March 29, 1970

* On his background and personal life:
-->“Parts of the movie are autobiographical for me because I come from a pretty religious background. I can understand this guy, the way he feels. I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to – it would be like invading someone's privacy."
---> '''George C. Scott''', in an interview on the movie ''Film/{{Hardcore}}'' with Roger Ebert, March 12, 1978

to:

---> --'''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970

1970]]

* On his background and personal life:
-->“Parts of
horse-riding:
--> I am
the movie are autobiographical world's worst rider, Trish [his wife] is excellent. She rides; I watch. I'm completely terrified of horses despite repeated attempts by great instructors to teach me. In films, I always use a stunt double for me because I come from a pretty religious background. I can understand this guy, the way he feels. I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to – it would be like invading someone's privacy.horse scenes."
---> '''George --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The Cumberland Sunday Times, [[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maryland/cumberland/cumberland-sunday-times/1986/09-05/page-7 September 4, 1986]].

* On his stance on adult films:
-->“I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to – it would be like invading someone's privacy."
---> --'''George
C. Scott''', in an interview on about the movie ''Film/{{Hardcore}}'' with Roger Ebert, [[http://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/paul-schrader-hard-core March 12, 1978
1978]]



---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970









to:

---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, [[http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/patton-ar.html March 29, 1970








1970]]









-> "There were times when I got frightened. Things weren't going right, so I just went out and got smashed. That's me. Something goes wrong, I find a bottle. I don't like it about myself but I've done it before and I'll do it again. But I never vanished for days or held up shooting or quit the picture."
--> '''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970

-> "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."
--> -- '''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, March 29, 1970

-> "I think of myself as a fairly decent human being and it gives me great pain to be considered for all the mean S.O.B.s that come along. I've played bird decapitators, puppy stranglers, woman beaters, wife poisoners, child molesters - every goddamn thing you can think of. It was quite scene there for a while. But I think the image is changing...I hope to God the old image is fading from people's minds."
--> '''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970

->"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
--> -- '''George C. Scott''', in an interview to Time Magazine, March 22, 1971

->"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The while thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"
--> --'''George C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, despite being a contender for the Oscar for Best Actor, 1971

->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
--> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in "Earl Blackwell's Celebrity Register", 1991



to:

-> !! As a human being

* On his drinking:
-->
"There were times when I got frightened. Things weren't going right, so I just went out and got smashed. That's me. Something goes wrong, I find a bottle. I don't like it about myself but I've done it before and I'll do it again. But I never vanished for days or held up shooting or quit the picture."
--> '''George ---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970

-> * On his proneness to physical violence:
--> "One evening when George and I were heading out on liberty, Holmes made an extra effort to find reason to deny us exit, at which time George drew himself up to his 6-foot tallness, glowering down at the arrogant little corporal, and bellowed in his familiar raspy voice: 'I thought we were all Marines, one for all, corporal. Someday soon we're going to meet outside the gate and have a very serious discussion about your biased, chicken-shit antics.' Holmes read George loud and clear, paled, and waved us through the gate."
---> --'''Major Bob Morrissey, USMC''', on his memories of George C. Scott at the Marine Corps Institute, on September 24, 1999

* On his fondness for animals:
-->
"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."
--> -- '''Rex ---> --'''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, March 29, 1970

-> * On his background and personal life:
-->“Parts of the movie are autobiographical for me because I come from a pretty religious background. I can understand this guy, the way he feels. I've personally never seen a porno film, or had any desire to – it would be like invading someone's privacy."
---> '''George C. Scott''', in an interview on the movie ''Film/{{Hardcore}}'' with Roger Ebert, March 12, 1978

!! As an actor

* On why he chose to become an actor:
-->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in "Earl Blackwell's Celebrity Register", 1991

* On the Academy Awards:
-->"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The while thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"
---> --'''George C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, despite being a contender for the Oscar for Best Actor for Patton, 1971

* On the psychological aspect of acting:
-->"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
---> --'''George C. Scott''', in an interview to Time Magazine, March 22, 1971

* On his screen image:
-->
"I think of myself as a fairly decent human being and it gives me great pain to be considered for all the mean S.O.B.s that come along. I've played bird decapitators, puppy stranglers, woman beaters, wife poisoners, child molesters - every goddamn thing you can think of. It was quite scene there for a while. But I think the image is changing...I hope to God the old image is fading from people's minds."
--> '''George ---> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970

->"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
--> -- '''George C. Scott''', in an interview to Time Magazine, March 22, 1971

->"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The while thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"
--> --'''George C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, despite being a contender for the Oscar for Best Actor, 1971

->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
--> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in "Earl Blackwell's Celebrity Register", 1991


1970









Added DiffLines:

-> "There were times when I got frightened. Things weren't going right, so I just went out and got smashed. That's me. Something goes wrong, I find a bottle. I don't like it about myself but I've done it before and I'll do it again. But I never vanished for days or held up shooting or quit the picture."
--> '''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970

-> "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."
--> -- '''Rex Reed''', The New York Times, March 29, 1970

-> "I think of myself as a fairly decent human being and it gives me great pain to be considered for all the mean S.O.B.s that come along. I've played bird decapitators, puppy stranglers, woman beaters, wife poisoners, child molesters - every goddamn thing you can think of. It was quite scene there for a while. But I think the image is changing...I hope to God the old image is fading from people's minds."
--> '''George C. Scott''', quoted in The New York Time, March 29, 1970

->"I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor ... You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it."
--> -- '''George C. Scott''', in an interview to Time Magazine, March 22, 1971

->"The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons...The while thing is offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt"
--> --'''George C. Scott''' on why he would not attend the 43rd Academy Awards, despite being a contender for the Oscar for Best Actor, 1971

->"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor."
--> --'''George C. Scott''', quoted in "Earl Blackwell's Celebrity Register", 1991


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