Friday, October 18, 2013

Happy Birthday To George C.Scott

As notes, today is the birthday of the late great actor George C. Scott.

George C. Scott was born on October 18, 1927, in Wise, Virginia. His first movie, The Hanging Tree, earned him an Oscar nomination in 1959. He was nominated again in 1961, but refused the award, stating his belief that competition among actors demeaned the profession. It was an ongoing struggle between the Academy and Scott. Scott is best known for his film portrayal of General George S. Patton. He worked until his death in 1999.

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Note: Although George C. Scott is best known for his role in Patton, he left behind a series of powerful performances in The Hospital, The Hustler, Islands in the Stream, A Christmas Carol, Dr Strangelove, and many others. He is one of my favorite actors.

You can read an earlier post on George C. Scott in The Hospital via the below link: 

And you can watch a trailer of Islands in the Stream, with George C. Scott as the Hemingway hero, via the below link:  

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