Ten fun facts about George C. Scott

Fact 1
George C Scott was born George Campbell Scott on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, USA.

Fact 2
George C Scott was nicknamed GC by his ex-wife Colleen Dewhurst.

Fact 3
His mother died when he was just eight years old and he was raised by his father who worked as an executive at Buick.

Fact 4
He spent four years with the US Marines from 1945-1949.

Fact 5
He is famous for saying that acting in his first play while studying journalism at the University of Missouri “clicked, just like the tumblers in a safe.”

Fact 6
Throughout the sixties he continued to act in and sometimes direct assorted Broadway plays.

Fact 7
His first role as an attorney in “Anatomy of a Killer” got him nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor.

Fact 8
Later he was again nominated for his role in “The Hustler” and he refused the Oscar nomination saying that this was not his reason for acting and that he felt like it was a “meat market.”

Fact 9
His most memorable roles are that of “General Patton” in the movie “Patton”, and Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas carol”. Another memorable role was that of General Buck Turgidson in the movie “Dr. Stranglove”.

Fact 10
He died on September 22, 1999.

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Short about George C. Scott
Was an American film and stage actor, producer and director.

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