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About Campbell Scott (1961 – ____)
Campbell Scott was born on July 19, 1961, in New York City, the son of actors George C. Scott and Canadian-born Colleen Dewhurst. He graduated from Lawrence University in 1983. His brother is Alexander Scott.
In 1990, Scott played a lead role in the ground-breaking film Longtime Companion, which chronicles the early years of the AIDS/HIV epidemic and its impact upon a group of American friends. In the following year, Scott co-starred in the movie Dying Young (in which his mother also appeared) alongside Julia Roberts. He also appeared in the 1992 Cameron Crowe movie Singles alongside Bridget Fonda and Kyra Sedgwick, and in 1996, he teamed up with Stanley Tucci to direct the film Big Night. The film met with critical acclaim and was nominated for the "Grand Jury Prize" at the Sundance Film Festival. For their work, Scott and Tucci won both the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director.
In 2002, he was awarded the Best Actor prize from the National Board of Review for his notable performance in Roger Dodger. Scott starred in Six Degrees on ABC in 2006.
In 2005-2006, Scott served as the reader for the audiobook versions of Stephen King's bestsellers The Shining and Cell.
In 2007, Scott lent his voice for the narration of a Chevron Corporation television ad, as well as the critically acclaimed Iraq War documentary film, No End in Sight. Next up for Scott was the 2009 drama Handsome Harry. Scott also had a recurring role on the USA drama Royal Pains, as Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz.
On August 28, 2009, TVGuide.com confirmed Scott was cast for the third season of Damages. Scott was a series regular, playing Joe Tobin, the son of indicted Bernie Madoff-like Louis Tobin (Len Cariou). The season aired from January to April 2010.
In May 2010, Scott provided the voice-over for a new Häagen-Dazs TV commercial called "Ode to Flavor". The ad was created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, directed by Noah Marshall with art direction by Croix Cagnon. He played the role of Richard Parker, the father of Peter Parker, in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. Scott reprised his role in the 2014 film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
From December 2015 to March 2016, Scott appeared as Lloyd Dallas in the Broadway revival of Noises Off.
Campbell Scott's movie credits include...
|1990||The Sheltering Sky||George Tunner|
|1990||The Kennedys of Massachusetts||Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.|
|1991||Dying Young||Victor Geddes|
|1994||Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle||Robert Benchley|
|1995||Let It Be Me||Dr. Gabriel Rodman|
|1996||The Daytrippers||Eddie Masler|
|1997||The Spanish Prisoner||Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Ross|
|1998||The Love Letter||Scott Corrigan|
|1998||The Tale of Sweeney Todd||Ben Carlyle|
|1999||Top of the Food Chain||Dr. Karel Lamonte|
|1999||Lush||Lionel 'Ex' Exley|
|2001||Follow the Stars Home||David McCune|
|2002||The Pilot's Wife||Roger Hart|
|2002||Roger Dodger||Roger Swanson|
|2003||The Secret Lives of Dentists||David Hurst|
|2003||Off the Map||N/A|
|2004||Saint Ralph||Father George Hibbert|
|2004||Marie and Bruce||Tommy|
|2005||The Exorcism of Emily Rose||Ethan Thomas|
|2005||The Dying Gaul||Jeffery Tishop|
|2006||Final Days of Planet Earth||William Phillips|
|2006||Six Degrees||Steven Caseman|
|2007||Music and Lyrics||Sloan Cates|
|2007||No End in Sight||Narrator|
|2008||Phoebe in Wonderland||Principal Davis|
|2009||Handsome Harry||David Kagan|
|2009||The National Parks: America's Best Idea||Various Historical Figures|
|2009–2016||Royal Pains||Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz|
|2010||Beware the Gonzo||Arthur Gilman|
|2010||God in America||Narrator|
|2010||Eye of the Hurricane||Bill Folsom|
|2011||Love, Lots of It||The Man|
|2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Richard Parker|
|2012||The Men Who Built America||Narrator|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Richard Parker|
|2014||The Blacklist||Owen Mallory / Michael Shaw|
|2016||Manhattan Night||Simon Crowley|
|2016||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||Himself|
|2017||House Of Cards|
Memorable Quotes by Campbell Scott
“ I hate to tell you this, but there's an entire subset of people out there who think of me as quite a dull actor. And that's the word used, and often — dull. ”
[On his first date with Patricia Clarkson] “ Patty and I were always acquaintances. We didn't really know each other, but we respected each other. And then we just saw each other one night — it was after the Roger Dodger (2002) premiere at Tribeca — and we hooked up. ”
“ Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst. ”
“ I think people tend to live, whether they like it or not, influenced by what's next door to them. ”
“ What we do at its very, very best, at its very, very most, will shift us slightly in our seat. If only for two hours, great. If for the rest of our lives, even better. ”
“ If you're playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you're playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience's expectations. What I'm battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more. ”
Things You May Not Know About Campbell Scott
He played Ethan Thomas in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). His father, George C. Scott, played Lt. William 'Bill' Kinderman in The Exorcist III (1990). His mother, Colleen Dewhurst, was the voice of Satan in The Exorcist III (1990).
He was mortally wounded onscreen on both sides of Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg: as a Confederate officer in The Perfect Tribute (1991), and as a Union officer in The Love Letter (1998).
He is the voice on the "People do" commercials touting Chevron's environmental commitments.
He was partly named after his father: the "C" in George C. Scott stands for Campbell.
He has appeared with his mother, Colleen Dewhurst, in three different Broadway productions. The first was his Broadway debut, in "The Queen and the Rebels." In the second two productions, "Ah, Wilderness!" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night," they played mother and son. The original Broadway version of the latter was the play that originally propelled his father, George C. Scott, into stardom.
After appearing in Dead Again (1991) with Kenneth Branagh, he later starred in and co-directed Hamlet (2000), and Branagh starred in and directed Hamlet (1996).