Monday, January 28, 2013

Acting Class Question #3: The Script or the Acting in A Chrsitmas Carol

George C Scott in A Christmas Carol

Our NYC acting school is sharing some of our favorite moments in film acting. This great moment from the 1984 television special A Christmas Carol stars the late great George C. Scott. 

"Business! Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!" 
--the ghost of Jacob Marley
  • Scott was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for his portrayal in A Christmas Carol
  • It originally aired on CBS on December 17, 1984 in the United States but was released theatrically in Great Britain
  • Actor George C. Scott's rendition remains one of his most acclaimed and well-known roles, as well as being hailed as one of the greatest portrayals of Ebenezer Scrooge among the many adaptations of Dickens' novel

One can argue that the script from Dicken's made this too easy for Scott to look great.  By now, you may have seen dozens of renditions of this particular play.  What do you think?  Did George C Scott Kill it?  Or could anyone look good with this part?  Answers in the comments.


The New York Acting School for Film and Television can help you to give your best at every audition. This is not just another NYC acting school that teaches how to act, but how to act for the film and TV camera.

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