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:

Bert Gordon: I don't think there's a pool player alive shoots better pool than I saw you shoot the other night at Ames. You got talent.
Fast Eddie: So I got talent. So what beat me?
Bert Gordon: Character.

Bert Gordon: [to Eddie] You owe me MONEY.

Paolo Maltese: [Turning toward the Baptistery] This over here is the Baptistery. From all over the world...
Mae Jenkins: Oh well.
[and walks away]
Paolo Maltese: [Catches up with her, exasperated] Listen. THAT is the Baptistery. From all over the world people are coming here everyday just to look at it.
Mae Jenkins: Well, I guess they just must like baptisteries.
[Walks away]
Paolo Maltese: [Turning to Joey] Without exception, Joey, without challenge from anyone anywhere, this is the most stupidest, the most unfeelingest, the most uncooperative broad in the whole planet.

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According to his Patton (1970) co-star Karl Malden, Scott caused a shooting delay on the set of that movie by holding an impromptu "ping-pong" tournament against a world-champion table-tennis player. Scott, who was in full costume as Gen. Patton, kept losing to the world champ and was determined to keep playing him all night, if need be, until winning at least one set.

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.

The only products that Scott ever endorsed in a TV commercial shown in the USA were the Renault Alliance sedan and Encore coupe (later the Alliance coupe), built in the USA by American Motors.

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