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George C. Scott (1927-1999) was an American film and stage actor. He was best known for his roles in movies such as Gen. Buck Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove and as George S. Patton in Patton, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, but famously refused to accept the award because he disliked competition against other actors.

Other notable film appearances include Anatomy of a Murder, The Hustler, The Hospital, The Day Of The Dolphin, Hard Core, The Changeling, Firestarter, The Exorcist III and The Rescuers Down Under.

He was married five times including to Colleen Dewhurst (1960-1965, 1967-1972) and Trish Van Devere (1972-1999). On September 22, 1999, Scott died of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 71.

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