One of the greatest biopics ever made. George C. Scott don't need no fucking Oscar, he completely embodies the spirit of General George S. Patton and makes this one of the most entertaining and accurate war films of all time.
Conveniently died in an accident once he started to speak the truth. How drôle. Oh, aside from the opening scene the films is of no consequence. Acceptable performance by George C Scott as memory serves.
Coppola is no poet, but the screenplay is Shakespearean. Didactic, Dialectical, and Deadpan!! I do not think Scott resembles Patton, but who cares! There is no question this is an entertainment, but we still may mistake purely dramatic devices for historical people and events. The real Patton defied expectations, but the film "Patton" skillfully leads us into a glimpse of the real Patton.