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When George C. Scott Shit On The Oscars

Let’s bump this back to the top, given the week’s events.  If ever proof was needed that George C. Scott was one of the (few) manly men of Hollywood, it would be how he shit on 1970’s Oscars – by turning down an Oscar of his own.  Scott was nominated for best lead actor for his role in Patton, but Scott was having none of the pretentious bullshit.

“The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons,” Scott growled at the press.  “… they are offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt.”

Scott wasn’t finished.  “What I hate is that whole superstructure and the phony suspense and the crying actor clutching the statue to his bosom.. It’s all such a bloody bore.”  On the night the Oscars went down, Scott was at home.  Watching a hockey game.  After the game had finished, he simply went to bed.

Manly man: George C. Scott.


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    predator spirit

    August 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    ahahahaah pwnedddddddd!!!!!!!

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    August 5, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I wonder who won….. The hockey game that is.

    I don’t give a shit about the oscars either. :))

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    August 9, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Excellent article. God bless George C. Scott – the epitome of manliness.

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    February 29, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    George C Scott ..a top man. We live in an age of small furry squeaky little betamales. Virtue signalling gimps…frightened and smug at the same time…..Very hard for real men to exist in a world which takes Caitlin Jenner seriously…BTW, if Caitlin Jenner gets an Oscar is it best actor or best actress?….? George C Scott didn’t have to deal with this bullshit… Check out The Last Run (1971)…

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    February 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I agree with that.

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    Mucho Macho

    February 29, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Another thing he said was that he believed that actors should not be competing with each other that way.
    I always found ironic that so many of these actors are hippies & socialist and are always talking about equality but then they go to countless award shows celebrating one person’s superiority over the other.

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      March 1, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      THIS is a good point. It’s classy, down to earth, and very understandable. Getting all worked up about the awards for no good reason is different.

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    March 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Is it me, or does getting very angry about award ceremonies come off as pretty unmanly? What’s the big deal? If you don’t like them, don’t go. Making such a statement just brings attention to himself and makes him look like a child. Actors that publicly decry award shows are just as pretentious as the actors that go to them.

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    May 15, 2016 at 11:17 am

    He was even tougher than this, a long time previous. Back in 1961, Scott also declined the Academy’s *nomination* for his superlative role as Bert Gordon in “The Hustler,” which IMO is one of the manliest movies ever made.

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    Mucho Macho

    February 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I like reading comments from times past. I reminisce and I see how much I have changed.
    Yep…I’m still an asshole😎

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    January 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    How about this? Yul Brynner winning his Oscar in 1957… His acceptance speech was 6 seconds.

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      The Sentry

      January 23, 2019 at 1:25 am

      What about Joe Pesci? Walks on stage, fully drunk, says “thank you” and then walks off. Best Oscars speech ever.

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        Mucho Macho

        January 23, 2019 at 7:23 am

        😂 Still funny

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    David Barber

    January 23, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Let’s not forget the following year, the manly Gene Hackman winning an Oscar for playing hard-as-nails cop Popeye Doyle in The French Connection. No mistake was made there and it even won Best Director and Best Screenplay. Not bad for a gritty action movie based on a true story. George C. Scott made good points there but it has to be said that besides Hackman, there were other actors who truly deserved their Oscars such as DeNiro, Hoffman, Pacino and Nicholson as well as Eastwood for directing The Unforgiven. Jodie Foster got two Oscars as well, a dynamite actress.

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      January 23, 2019 at 1:09 am

      Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, and Robert Duvall, are to me, great actors who didn’t turn out to be washed up and political like Robert De Niro. De Niro used to be one of the best now he’s the worst who’s friends with a slimy sexist piece of shit like Harvey Weinstein and practically knew about Weinstein’s crimes and was an accomplice.

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        David Barber

        January 23, 2019 at 1:50 am

        Then there’s Kevin Spacey whom I used to admire greatly as an actor and thought he deserved that Oscar for The Usual Suspects but as we all know, he had a really dark side to him. Pity as he was also good in The Negotiator and even appeared as a villain in The Equalizer (the original series).

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          Mucho Macho

          January 23, 2019 at 10:50 am

          I also think Spacey is a great actor so I know how u feel. Putting aside the guy’s extracurricular activities I can say that he was also really good in as the villain Mel Profitt in the underrated 80s TV Show “Wiseguy”. He had a storyline in the 2 part of the first season which made that particular season awesome.

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      Mucho Macho

      January 23, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Jodie Foster really deserved that award for ” The Accused”. That rape scene was hard to watch.

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    January 24, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    I remember that George c Scott appeared in malice with Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman as Baldwin’s mentor dr. Kessler in the deposition scene when Kidman’s lawyer asked if Baldwin had a god complex, Baldwin replied, “I am god.”