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George C. Scott Biography

Birth Name:
George Campbell Scott
Birth Place:
Wise, Virginia, United States
Profession
Actor

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

  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: nominated
  • 1980Genie Awards-Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: winner
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1973BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1973BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1972Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1971Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1971Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1971BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1971Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1970Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1970National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1970National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: winner
  • 1970New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 1968Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama: nominated
  • 1964Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series: nominated
  • 1962Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1962Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: nominated
  • 1959Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated

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