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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American actor, director, and producer who had a celebrated career on both stage and screen. With a gruff demeanor and commanding presence, Scott became known for his portrayal of stern but complex authority figures. Described by The Guardian as "a battler and an actor of rare courage", his roles earned him numerous accolades including two Golden Globes, and two Primetime Emmys as well as nominations for two BAFTA Awards and five Tony Awards.
Though he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for playing General George S. Patton in Patton (1970), he became the first actor to refuse the award, having warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences months in advance that he would do so on the basis of his belief that performances can't be compared to others. His other Oscar-nominated roles include Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Hustler (1961), and The Hospital (1971). Scott's other notable films include The Hanging Tree (1959), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), Dr. Strangelove (1964), The Bible: In the Beginning (1966), Petulia (1968), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Movie Movie (1978), The Exorcist III (1990), and The Rescuers Down Under (1990).
Scott gained fame for his roles on television earning two Primetime Emmy Awards for his performances in Hallmark Hall of Fame (1971), and 12 Angry Men (1997). He also played leading roles in Jane Eyre (1970), Beauty and the Beast (1976), and A Christmas Carol (1984). Scott continued to maintain a prominent stage career even as his film stardom waned, and by the end of his career he had accrued five Tony nominations for his performances in Comes a Day (1959), The Andersonville Trial (1960), Uncle Vanya (1974), Death of a Salesman (1975), and Inherit the Wind. He directed several of his own films and plays and often collaborated with his wives Colleen Dewhurst and Trish Van Devere.

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  2. Mr. President (1987)

    Title: Mr. President Creator: Gene Reynolds,Johnny Carson,Ed. Weinberger Cast: George C. Scott,Conrad Bain,André Gower,Maddie Corman,Madeline Kahn First aired: May 2, 1987 Last air date: Feb 12, 1988 Overview: Mr. President is a United States television series starring George C...
  3. The Formula (1980)

    Title: The Formula Tagline: Big Oil. Big Money. Big Mystery. Everyone’s out to make a killing. Genre: Thriller,Mystery,Crime Director: John G. Avildsen Cast: George C. Scott,Marlon Brando,Marthe Keller,John Gielgud,G. D. Spradlin,Beatrice Straight,Richard Lynch,John van Dreelen,Robin...
  4. Taps (1981)

    Title: Taps Tagline: This school is our home, we think it's worth defending. Genre: War,Drama Director: Harold Becker Cast: George C. Scott,Timothy Hutton,Ronny Cox,Sean Penn,Tom Cruise,Brendan Ward,Evan Handler,John P. Navin, Jr.,Billy Van Zandt,Giancarlo Esposito,Donald...