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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


GEORGE C. SCOTT (1927-1999) 

GEORGE C. SCOTT (1927–1999), born George Campbell Scott, is one of the most iconic actors of the second half of the 20th century; the gravely-voiced Scott is best remembered for his Oscar-winning role in Patton.

Haven't you seen Patton (1970)? Scott standing in front of the American flag in his Patton uniform is an iconic image itself. No one was a better fit to play a character than Scott-Patton.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Dr. Strangelove (1963) It is one of the last great black & white classics. This may be the greatest work of satire in cinema. Scott plays Ruskie-weary Gen. Buck Turdgison hilariously.
A Christmas Carol (1984) Many people actually prefer Scott's portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge to Alastair Sim's legendary rendering.
Taps (1981) In another epic performance, Scott plays a war-relishing old general running a military academy that is about to be shut down.
The Changeling (1980) In a rare foray into horror, Scott tries to solve a ghost story and must fight off a vengeful antique wheelchair.

*Contributed by: "MarkMyWord" Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 / 09:38:52 PST

Academy Awards®
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1972 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role THE HOSPITAL
1971 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role PATTON (Refused to accept the nomination and the award, because he did not feel himself to be in any competition with other actors. Frank McCarthy, the film's producer, accepted the award on Scott's behalf at the ceremony, but returned it to the Academy the next day in keeping with Scott's wishes.)
1962 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role THE HUSTLER (Refused even to be nominated.)
1960 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role ANATOMY OF A MURDER