Knowledge Identifier: +George_C._Scott
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1927.
Countries: United States (70%), United Kingdom (17%), (7%)
Linked to: General George Patton Museum of Leadership, Marine Corps Institute, Redford High School, University of Missouri
Scott joined the US Marines, serving from 1945 until 1949, and was assigned to the prestigious 8th and I Barracks in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he taught English literature and radio speaking/writing at the Marine Corps Institute.
In 1958, he won an Obie Award for his performances in Children of Darkness, for As You Like It, and for playing the title character in William Shakespeare's Richard III (a performance one critic said was the "angriest" Richard III of all time).
Dr. Strangelove - Cold War - Strangelove"', is a 1964 black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a nuclear conflict between the U.S. and the US. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens
Capitol Records - Columbia Records issued an album of dialog and music excerpts from the successful 1970 Dustin Hoffman film, "Little Big Man", and 20th Century Fox Records included George C. Scott's opening and closing speeches, as well as Jerry Goldsmith's score, in their soundtrack album made from the film "Patton"
Season Hubley - Hubley was steadily active in supporting roles in the late 1970s and starred in "Hardcore" with George C. Scott
David Warner (actor) - He was cast against type as Henry Niles in "Straw Dogs" and as Bob Cratchit in the 1984 telefilm "A Christmas Carol" starring George C. Scott as Scrooge
Sherlock Holmes - The film "They Might Be Giants" is a 1971 romantic comedy based on the 1961 play of the same name in which the character Justin Playfair, played by George C. Scott, is convinced he is Sherlock Holmes, and manages to convince many others of same, including the psychiatrist Dr. Watson, played by Joanne Woodward, who is assigned to evaluate him so he can be committed to a mental institution
Trish Van Devere - She was married to the actor George C. Scott from 1972 until his death in 1999
Harry Hamlin - He had a role in "Movie Movie" with George C. Scott in 1978, but his big-screen break was a starring role in the 1981 Greek mythology fantasy epic "Clash of the Titans"
Scott starred in the popular 1980 horror film The Changeling, with Melvyn Douglas.
In 1982, Scott appeared in a campaign commercial for Republican U.S. Senator Lowell P. Weicker of Connecticut.
Darwin Joston - In 1982, when Carpenter was scheduled to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Firestarter", Joston was considered for the role of John Rainbird, the Native-American assassin; but after Universal Pictures executives fired Carpenter from the project and replaced him with Mark L. Lester, the role of Rainbird was given to George C. Scott
Caroline Langrishe - She played Janet Hollywell, wife of Fred Hollywell, in the 1984 film adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", starring George C. Scott
George S. Patton - This incident was dramatized in the made for TV movie "The Last Days of Patton" in 1986 with George C. Scott reprising his role as Patton
Charles Durning - His Tony *award winning performance as Big Daddy in the 1989 revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Matthew Harrison Brady to George C. Scott's Henry Drummond in the Tony Randall produced revival of "Inherit the Wind" in 1997, and Charley in the 1980 revival of "Death of a Salesman" starring Dustin Hoffman and Kate Reid
In 1990, he voiced the villain Smoke in the TV special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, where his character appeared with popular cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny.
Ed Flanders - Then in 1990, Flanders played the avuncular Father Dyer alongside star George C. Scott in Blatty's "The Exorcist III" based on the novel "Legion"
Nathan Lane - In 1991, Lane starred with George C. Scott again in a revival of Paul Osborne's "On Borrowed Time" at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway
Scott was replaced by Robert Conrad after his death in 1999.
Robert Conrad - He took over hosting The History Channel's "Weapons At War" in 2000, succeeding George C. Scott