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George C. Scott is born in Wise, Virginia, 1927, Peter Boyle is born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1935, and Klaus Kinski is born in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), 1926. "I don't think I would be an actor if I was all that intelligent," Boyle once said about his chosen profession. Kinski, who confessed to choosing film projects based on which had the shortest shooting schedule and offered the most money, remarked, "So I sell myself, for the highest price. Exactly like a prostitute. There is no difference." Scott, famous for winning—and refusing—the Best Actor Oscar for Patton (1970), had this to day about the actor's life: "You've got to be three different people. You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we go into it. I mean, don't you think it's a pretty spooky way to earn a living?"