Actors Refused Oscar: George C Scott and Marlon Brando
Actors who Refused Oscar
Winning an Oscar is the dream for many actors and actresses, and anyone who works in the movie industry. However, since 1929, two actors have refused an Oscar. The actors who refused Oscar were George C. Scott and Marlon Brando.
George C. Scott won an Oscar in 1971 for his performance in Patton. George C. Scott won the award for his portrayal of General George S. Patton Jr.
George C. Scott refused the Oscar because he thought the politics surrounding the Academy Awards was "demeaning" and the ceremony itself was "a two-hour meat parade."
Marlon Brando won the Oscar for his performance in The Godfather in 1972, but he refused the Oscar for Hollywood's poor depiction of Native Americans. Instead, an American Indian Rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather delivered a speech on behave of Marlon Brando.
The first person who ever refused an Oscar was not an actor, but a writer. Dudley Nichols won a screenwriting Oscar for The Informer in 1935, but refused it because the Screen Writers Guild was on a strike against the industry.