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George Campbell Scott
6' (1.83 m)
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I have nothing against Oscar. I know what he stands for and it's terrific. And I think when people used to hang around and pat each other on the back over a drink and dinner it was wonderful. But when it became an international hoopla, where careers lived and died on whether or not you did or didn't get an Oscar, then it got out of hand.
He accepted the role of Sheriff Bill Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night
(1967), according to producer Walter Mirisch
's memoir "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History". Scott backed out when wife Colleen Dewhurst
wanted him to direct her in a play on Broadway. Mirisch then offered the role to Rod Steiger
, who accepted and won an Oscar. Steiger later turned down the lead in Patton
Often played doctors or police officials