George C. Scott
General George S. Patton, Jr.
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, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had already warned the Academy beforehand that if he won, he would refuse the award on the philosophical grounds that every great dramatic performance was unique and could not be compared to others.