Portrait of an Actor (1971)

 |  Documentary, Short  |  1971 (USA)
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The actor in question is George C. Scott. Many of his co-workers on the film The Last Run (1971) talk about what it is like to work with the famed actor. His father, George D. Scott, talks ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
George D. Scott ...
Himself - Interviewee
Pat Zurica ...
Himself - Interviewee (as Patrick J. Zurica)
Carter DeHaven ...
Himself - Interviewee
Himself - Interviewee
William Deacy ...
Himself - Interviewee; Public Relations
Del Acevedo ...
Himself - Interviewee
Herself - Interviewee
Himself - Interviewee (as George Campbell Scott)
Tony Musante ...
Himself - Interviewee
Monique (archive footage)
Petulia Danner (archive footage)


The actor in question is George C. Scott. Many of his co-workers on the film The Last Run (1971) talk about what it is like to work with the famed actor. His father, George D. Scott, talks about what George Jr. was like as a child and what his thoughts were about him going into acting. George Jr., in turn, talks about how he got into acting, his filmography, working on this film, his co-stars Tony Musante and Trish Van Devere, and why he has a disdain specifically for the Oscars, twice which he has refused a nomination (one which he won regardless). Written by Huggo

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At one point, the narrator says that Scott portrayed "Col. 'Bat' Guano" in "Dr. Strangelove". Scott actually played "Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson". See more »

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Nice Tribute to Scott
28 April 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Portrait of an Actor (1971)

*** (out of 4)

This MGM featurette runs a little under 10-minutes but is a pretty decent look at actor George C. Scott. The film is highlighting the studio's THE LAST RUN and features interviews with Scott, Richard Fleischer, Trish Van Devere, Carter DeHaven and even Scott's father. This is a pretty short but interesting bio as it quickly features Scott talking about why he started acting and then he mentions a few of the films that he appeared in. From here his co-stars talk about his reputation and why they respect him so much for the hard choices he makes. One person even mentions how great he's able to look while smoking a cigarette. The most interesting moment happens towards the end when Scott talks about why he turned down the Oscar for PATTON, which he had just done the year before. The actor talks about all the gimmicks that comes along with the awards and why he didn't want any part of it. This featurette certainly isn't ground breaking but it's fun getting to see Scott talk about his career.

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