George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director and producer.
He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S.
Patton in the film Patton, as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Dr.
Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 film A Christmas Carol and Lieutenant Bill Kinderman in William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III.
He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor (for Patton in 1970), having warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences months in advance that he would do so on philosophical grounds if he won.
Scott believed that every dramatic performance was unique and could not be compared to others.