Show Business: Scott on Some Aspects of Acting

George C. Scott has never had a formal acting lesson in his life, but he comments on his craft with clarity and authority:

ON AWARDS: Actors are the world's oldest underprivileged minority. For centuries we've been looked upon as nothing but buffoons, one step above thieves and charlatans. Those awards ceremonies simply compound the image for me. A lot of people sitting around making an exhibition of themselves. What I hate is that whole superstructure and the phony suspense and the crying actor clutching the statue to his bosom and all of that crap. It's...

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