Who was hired to be Gary Cooper's dialect coach for The Virginian (1929)?
George Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. In 1929 he worked as an extra and bit player in several films, including Weary River with Richard Barthelmess and The Virginian with Gary Cooper. Scott also served as Cooper's dialect coach in this latter film because Scott had a thick Virginian accent. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals (albeit in non-singing and non-dancing roles), adventure tales, war films, and a few horror and fantasy films. However, his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero. Out of his more than 100 film appearances over 60 were in Westerns.