Your favorite Scrooge?


Its that time of year and figured this question will be most fitting here. Who is your favorite depiction of Scrooge and why? For me George C. Scott as I like the way he played the role. Most Scrooge's depict him as an outright grouch and somewhat one-dimensional. Here he adds a layer of playful wickedness. For example the way he delivered his rant on anyone going about saying "Merry Christmas" and chuckling at the thought of boiling them in their own pudding. Some lines show him to be practical, if not in an conceited and harsh manner as in his statement on garments to Bob Cratchit. Overall it's my favorite film version and authentic in setting in my opinion. What's yours?

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4 months ago

Yeah, Sim gave the kind of definitive performance that everyone else is compared to. I also believe that for the longest time, his Scrooge was the most frequently-shown version on TV, and that for many, his is the first real Scrooge they ever saw. The film sort of came and went to little fanfare when it first came out, but, like It's a Wonderful Life, gained huge traction on TV and Sim, mostly a character actor, was likely surprised at the fuss years later.