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George C. Scott
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|Nickname:||/ G.C. (ex-wife Colleen Dewhurst's nickname for him)|
|Known for:||Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Patton, The Changeling|
|Birth name:||George Campbell Scott|
|Birthday:||18 October 1927, Wise, Virginia, USA|
|Height:||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
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TriviaHe had six children: Daughter Victoria (b. December 19th 1952) with Carolyn Hughes. Daughter Michelle (b. August 21st 1954) with Karen Truesdell. Son Matthew (b. May 27th 1957) and daughter Devon Scott (b. November 29th 1958) with Patricia Reed. Sons Alexander Scott (b. August 1960) and Campbell Scott (b. July 19th 1961) with Colleen Dewhurst. Was the first actor ever to refuse an Academy Award (1970, for Patton (1970)). He was followed by Marlon Brando, who also turned down the award for The Godfather (1972). The reason he claimed for missing the ceremony where he won the Oscar was that he was busy watching a hockey game. 1945-49: Served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Played three roles originated by actor Lee J. Cobb. He played Lt. Kinderman in The Exorcist III (1990), which was played by Cobb in the original The Exorcist (1973). Scott later played Juror #3 in the remake of 12 Angry Men (1997) (TV), a role played by Cobb in the original film (12 Angry Men (1957)). He also received a Tony nomination for playing Cobb's signature role of Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway. Best known for playing the legendary Gen. George S. Patton. 1950: Attended the University of Missouri Journalism School for one year, where he began taking drama classes. Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award five times: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic),in 1959 for "Comes a Day;" as Best Actor (Dramatic), in 1960 for "The Andersonville Trial" and in 1974 for "Uncle Vanya;" and, as Best Actor (Play), in 1976 for a revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" and in 1996 for a revival of "Inherit the Wind." Despite these five nominations, he never won a Tony Award. He played Lt. William "Bill" Kinderman in The Exorcist III (1990). His ex-wife Colleen Dewhurst was the voice of Satan in the film. Son Campbell Scott played Ethan Thomas in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). In his autobiography, Marlon Brando, Scott's co-star in the film The Formula (1980) -- in a caption for a picture from the film -- recounts that Scott asked him during the shooting of the film whether he, Brando, would ever give the same line-reading twice. Brando replied, "I know you know a cue when you hear one.". He joined the Marines Corps as a 17-year old in 1945, but the atomic bomb brought an end to World War II before he could see combat. After the war, he served time at Arlington National Cemetery. According to the March 22, 1971 "Time" magazine cover-story on Scott, this was the time that he began to drink heavily, as the grave detail was extremely depressing. 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. During filming of 'The Bible', Scott and Ava Gardner, who had been in a tempestuous relationship for a few years, drank heavily and coupled with his temper, Scott would beat Gardner. He broke her shoulder and during some of the filming she was in a body brace. Campaigned for Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 Democratic primaries, and for George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election.