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George C. Scott Overview:

Actor, George C. Scott, was born George Campbell Scott on Oct 18, 1927 in Wise, VA. Scott died at the age of 71 on Sep 22, 1999 in Westlake Village, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



George C. Scott was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Patton in 1970.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1959Best Supporting ActorAnatomy of a Murder (1959)Claude DancerNominated
1961Best Supporting ActorThe Hustler (1961)Bert GordonNominated
1970Best ActorPatton (1970)N/AWon
1971Best ActorThe Hospital (1971)Dr. Herbert BockNominated

Scott was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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George C. Scott Quotes:

Fast Eddie: What if I don't pay ya, Bert?
Bert Gordon: [laughs] You don't pay me? You're gonna get your thumbs broken again. And your fingers. If I want 'em to, they're gonna break your right arm in three or four places.
Minnesota Fats: You better pay him, Eddie.
Fast Eddie: So you figure you're still my manager, huh?
Bert Gordon: I'm a business-man, kid.

Bert Gordon: You're here on a rain check and I know it. You're hangin' on by your nails. You let that glory whistle blow loud and clear for Eddie and you're a wreck on a railroad track... you're a horse that finished last. So don't make trouble, Miss Ladybird. Live and let live! While you can. I'll make it up to you.
Sarah Packard: How?
Bert Gordon: You tell me.

Bert Gordon: How's your hand?
Fast Eddie: Fine.
Bert Gordon: Good. I'd hate to think I was puttin' my money on a cripple.
Fast Eddie: Hey, whaddaya say somethin' like that for?
Sarah Packard: It's alright, Eddie. I'm sure Mr. Gordon meant no offense. It was a figure of speech.
Bert Gordon: That's right, Miss Packard.
Sarah Packard: And a fact is a fact.
Bert Gordon: Smart girl, Eddie.

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Best known for playing the legendary Gen. George S. Patton.

According to a "Time" magazine cover-story (March 22, 1971), Scott once had to go back on-stage during a Broadway play with his hand in a rubber glove after punching the mirror in his dressing room. The broken glass cut his hand and the flow of blood could not be stanched. This was in the days of Scott's heavy drinking, which was caused by an inner-torment and self-loathing. Scott had turned to acting to exorcise those demons, and by the time of his success with Patton (1970) had largely succeeded, according to the magazine profile.

Scott and Marlon Brando played chess together while shooting The Formula (1980). In his Playboy interview of December 1980 (Vol. 27, Iss. 12, pg. 81- 138), Scott told Lawrence Grobel--who had conducted the famous interview with Brando for Playboy a year earlier--that Marlon was not that good a player. Many years later, Christiane Kubrick leveled the same charge against Scott, who was beaten regularly by her late husband Stanley Kubrick on the set of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) between setups. Kubrick, however, was renowned as a master-level chess player who used to hustle other players in his youth in New York City.

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