George C. ScottOscar Winner
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George was born under the official name Scott, George Campbell on October 18th, 1927. He died on September 22nd, 1999 in Westlake Village, California, USA (burst abdominal aneurysm). Known to his close friends as G.C. (ex-wife Colleen Dewhurst's nickname for him), he has been a credited actor since the 1959 film The Hanging Tree.
George C. Scott was a dependable leading actor. He has starred in five films including the 1981 drama film Taps as the character General Harlan Bache, the 1975 adventure movie The Hindenburg playing Ritter and the 1973 drama release The Day of the Dolphin cast as Dr. Jake Terrell.
George was a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in eight films including: the 1999 crime film Gloria as the character Ruby, the 1990 adventure movie The Rescuers Down Under playing McLeach and the 1984 action release Firestarter cast as John Rainbird.
George C. Scott has earned salaries up to $1,250,000 for his acting and also participates in back end. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1970 biography film Patton, which brought in $62,000,000 at the box office.
George has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least one magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over two publications and featured in two magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least two books.
As an actor George C. Scott has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on three occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor for his portrayal of General George S. Patton, Jr. in the 1970 film Patton. George C. Scott was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Bert Gordon in the 1961 movie The Hustler and Best Actor for his role as Dr. Herbert Bock in the 1971 movie The Hospital .