Movie Fact #780 – June 12th, 2015:

Actor George C. Scott was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor his role as the character Major General (later General) George S. Patton in 1970’s “Patton”. He cited his reasons for doing so as a dislike of the voting and even the actual concept of acting competitions. He had warned the Academy beforehand that he would refuse it on philosophical grounds. He was said to have been asleep at his New York State farm as his was being announced as the winner by Goldie Hawn on Oscar night of that year which was April 15, 1971. I guess that’s up to you. Was he right? Is competitions of acting right given how subjective film is?

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