George C. Scott

  • Birth Name: George Campbell Scott
  • Birth Place: Wise, Virginia, United States
  • Died: September 22, 1999
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Served in the Marine Corps from 1945 to '49; he drew inspiration for his performance in Patton from the experience.
  • Before becoming an actor, he wanted to be a writer; enrolled as a journalism major at the University of Missouri following his military service. 
  • Made his New York stage debut in 1957 with the title role in Richard III.
  • His nose was broken five times; four times in bar brawls and once in a mugging.
  • Eschewed celebrity awards, refusing to accept the 1970 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Patton. 
  • Turned to TV roles in the 1980s, including the short-lived sitcom Mr. President.

Awards

  • 1964, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1962, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor: Nominee
  • 1962, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
  • 1960, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1962, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1971, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1970, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1961, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1974, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1996, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1971, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1973, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1959, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1980, Genie Awards — Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama: Nominee
  • 1976, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee

Relationships

  • Carolyn Hughes — Ex-wife
  • Alexander Scott — Son
  • Matthew Scott — Son
  • Michelle — Daughter
  • Betty Hurd Scott — Stepmother
  • Devon Scott — Daughter
  • Ava Gardner — Ex-significant Other
  • Campbell Scott — Son
  • Trish Van Devere — Wife
  • Helen Scott — Sister
  • George Dewey Scott — Father
  • Colleen Dewhurst — Ex-wife
  • Patricia Reed Scott — Ex-wife
  • C. Bascom Slemp — Great-uncle
  • Helena Agnes Slemp Scott — Mother
  • Victoria — Daughter
  • Karen Truesdell — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Details

  • Birth Name: George Campbell Scott
  • Birth Place: Wise, Virginia, United States
  • Died: September 22, 1999
  • Profession: Actor