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:

Abraham: [to Sarah] Lo, here I bring my love beside thee in the tent.

Abraham: The ways of the Lord are not our ways. And what He hath intended or how it shall be perfected is not in our power to know. Only in the trust of what is to come can we prosper. And in that trust shall we pitch our tents.

Abraham: The night is filled with Thy voice. Here am I. What wouldst Thou demand of me?

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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.

Was infamous for his intense, intimidating personality. Julie Christie, who had earlier co-starred with him in Petulia (1968), was rattled by his presence when they appeared together on Broadway in Mike Nichols' all-star production of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in the summer of 1973 (other cast members included Conrad Bain, Lillian Gish, Barnard Hughes, Cathleen Nesbitt and Nicol Williamson in the title role. The play garnered 1974 Tony Award nominations for Nichols for Best Director and Best Actor [Play] nods for Scott and Williamson; Williamson won the 1974 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance). Christie also told the press, at the time, that Scott frightened her, something that surprised the actor when he was told of her comment six years later by Lawrence Grobel, who was interviewing Scott for "Playboy" Magazine (December 1980).

An aficionado of acting, he told interviewer Lawrence Grobel in his December 1980 "Playboy" magazine interview that his The Hustler (1961) co-star Paul Newman's performance in that film was nothing special (both actors were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances). However, he found Newman's performance as the eponymous Hud (1963) to be a superb piece of acting.

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