George C. Scott was an American actor best known for appearing as the main lead in the films such as ‘The Exorcist III’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’. He is also known for playing key roles in films such as ‘Patton’ and ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’. For the film ‘Patton’, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, but he refused to receive the award owing to ‘philosophical reasons’.
Born in Virginia, George C. Scott grew up writing short stories and wanting to become a writer, but his work was never recognized. Starting his career with stage, George began his screen acting career in the late 1950s and appeared in films such as ‘Anatomy of a Murder’ and ‘The Hanging Tree’. He had his first major breakthrough in 1961 with the film ‘Hustler’. He then went on giving many critically acclaimed performances in films such as ‘Patton’, ‘They Might be Giants’, ‘The Hospital’, ’12 Angry Men’ and ‘The Changeling’.He has also made appearances in many acclaimed TV series’ such as ‘East Side/West Side’ and ‘Mr. President’.