Campbell Scott

Biography: Son of actors George "Campbell" Scott and Colleen Dewhurst, Scott was born in New York City. Campbell attended John Jay High School in New York, where he acted in a play called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. He majored in Theatre and Performing Arts at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and graduated in 1983.He labored in the theater world for the better part of a decade before landing a key supporting role in 1990's Longtime Companion, one of the first American films to openly confront the AIDS epidemic. From there, he was discovered and discarded by the Hollywood system, first starring opposite Julia Roberts in the 1991 flop Dying Young, then joining an ensemble cast for Cameron Crowe's Gen-X paean Singles. But Scott's versatility soon earned him a permanent home as a top-flight character actor in independent films, with memorable turns in Alan Rudolph's Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle, Greg Mottola's The Daytrippers, and David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner. In recent years, Scott has spent more time behind the camera, making his debut with 1996's charming indie hit Big Night, and subsequently directing 2000's Hamlet, the 2001 digital-video project Final, and Off The Map. After last year's galvanizing performance as a fast-talking, self-hating lothario in Roger Dodger, Scott has reunited with writer Craig Lucas (Longtime Companion) and director Alan Rudolph for The Secret Lives Of Dentists, a bracingly funny and devastating portrait of a suburban marriage in decline. Scott recently spoke to The Onion A.V. Club about the challenges of acting and directing, the lessons he learned from his brief foray into the Hollywood system, and his book-on-tape version of Laura Hillenbrand's SeabiscuitCampbell Scott has one brother, Alexander Scott (writer and theatrical stage manager)and three half-siblings, Devon (stage and TV actress), Matthew and Victoria.He's divorced from Anne Scott, and his son, Malcolm, was born in 1998. Expand

Campbell Scott's Scores

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Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 89 No End in Sight
Lowest Metascore: 36 Beware the Gonzo
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
24 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
53 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Cast / Richard Parker 7.1
72 Still Mine Jul 12, 2013 Gary / Gary / Gary Fulton 7.7
66 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3, 2012 Richard Parker 7.1
67 Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York Jun 22, 2012 Narrator tbd
36 Beware the Gonzo Sep 9, 2011 Arthur Gilman 6.4
59 Handsome Harry Apr 16, 2010 David Kagan 4.0
56 Phoebe in Wonderland Mar 6, 2009 Principal Davis 8.4
89 No End in Sight Jul 27, 2007 Narrator 8.1
45 Loverboy Jun 16, 2006 Paul's Father 6.8
61 Stolen Apr 21, 2006 Bernard Berenson 7.5
62 The Dying Gaul Nov 4, 2005 Producer / Jeffrey Tishop 7.0
46 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Sep 9, 2005 Ethan Thomas 6.6
51 Saint Ralph Aug 5, 2005 Father George Hibbert 8.5
82 Duma Aug 5, 2005 Peter 8.8
68 Off the Map Mar 11, 2005 Director / Producer 9.0
76 The Secret Lives of Dentists Aug 1, 2003 Producer / David Hurst 7.3
75 Roger Dodger Oct 25, 2002 Executive Producer / Roger Swanson 8.4
48 Final Dec 7, 2001 Director / Producer 8.0
67 Hamlet Aug 17, 2001 Director / Producer / Hamlet 9.7
79 Spring Forward Dec 1, 2000 Fredrickson 8.5
70 The Spanish Prisoner Apr 3, 1998 Joseph A. 'Joe' Ross 7.4
80 Big Night Sep 20, 1996 Director / Co-Producer 9.0
66 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Nov 23, 1994 Robert Benchley 6.0
66 Dead Again Aug 23, 1991 Doug 6.9