PATTON is a three-dimensional bronze bust of World War II field General George S. Patton (George C. Scott) who wrote poetry, fired pistols at strafing fighter planes, and loved America with a lofty and historical zeal.
The film traces his personal rivalries with such generals as Rommel and Montgomery.
He was known for his problematic treatment of his own men and his nearly runaway contempt for diplomacy.
The film triumphs as an enduring portrait of a complex and large than life figure.
PATTON was recipient of 10 Academy Award Nominations and winner of eight, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Scott, Best (Adapted) Screenplay--Francis Ford Coppola/Edmund H. North.