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