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

Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 54 Six Degrees: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 54 Six Degrees: Season 1
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54 Six Degrees: Season 1 Sep 21, 2006 Steven Casemen 8.8