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Who plays Scrooge on the 2006 Visa Christmas commercial?
Asked in Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Who played Scrooge in film?
Scrooge, or, Marley's Ghost (1901), a short British film that is the earliest surviving screen adaptation. A Christmas Carol (1908), with Thomas Ricketts as Scrooge. A Christmas Carol (1910) is an 11-minute (10:59) silent version of the story Scrooge (1913), starring Sir Seymour Hicks and retitled Old Scrooge for its U.S. release in 1926. A Christmas Carol (1914), with Charles Rock as Scrooge. The Right to Be Happy (1916), the first feature-length adaptation, directed by and starring Rupert Julian as Scrooge. A Christmas Carol (1923), produced in the UK and starring Russell Thorndike, Nina Vanna, Jack Denton, and Forbes Dawson. Scrooge (1928) short film made in Lee DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process, with Bransby Williams as Scrooge (British Film Institute) Scrooge (1935), a British movie, again starring Seymour Hicks as Scrooge. A Christmas Carol (1938), starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge and Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart as the Cratchits. Leyenda de Navidad (1947), a Spanish adaptation starring Jesús Tordesillas as Scrooge. Scrooge (1951), re-titled A Christmas Carol in the U.S., starring Alastair Sim as Scrooge and Mervyn Johns and Hermione Baddeley as the Cratchits. According to critic A. O. Scott of The New York Times, this film is the best one ever made of the Dickens classic. Scrooge (1970), a musical film adaptation starring Albert Finney as Scrooge and Alec Guinness as Marley's Ghost. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983), an animated featurette film featuring the various Walt Disney characters with Scrooge McDuck playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit and Goofy as Jacob Marley, Donald Duck as Fred. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), featuring the various Muppet characters, with Michael Caine as Scrooge, Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, and Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit. A Christmas Carol (1994), an animated version produced by Jetlag Productions, written by Jack Olesker. A Christmas Carol (1997), an animated production featuring the voice of Tim Curry as Scrooge as well as the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York and Ed Asner. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001), an animated version produced by Illuminated Films (Christmas Carol), Ltd/The Film Consortium/MBP A Christmas Carol (2006), a computer animated adaptation featuring anthropomorphic animals in the lead roles. A Christmas Carol (2009), a performance capture film written for the screen, directed by Robert Zemeckis, An early live television adaptation was broadcast by DuMont's New York station WABD on December 20, 1944. A December 25, 1947 live television version on DuMont starred John Carradine as Scrooge A 1948 live television adaptation which aired on The Philco Television Playhouse starred Dennis King as Scrooge. The Christmas Carol, broadcast December 25, 1949 it is a 30-minute television adaptation, starred Taylor Holmes as Scrooge with Vincent Price as the on-screen narrator. A British television version, with Bransby Williams as Scrooge, was televised in 1950. An adaptation of A Christmas Carol with Ralph Richardson as Scrooge was shown as a 30-minute filmed episode of NBC's Fireside Theater in 1951. The story was dramatized twice, in 1952 and 1953, on Kraft Television Theatre (NBC). A Christmas Carol (1954), a filmed musical television adaptation starring Fredric March as Scrooge and Basil Rathbone as Marley The Stingiest Man In Town (1956), was the second musical adaptation. It starred Basil Rathbone and Vic Damone as, respectively, the old and young Scrooge. A 1958 filmed episode of the half-hour anthology series Tales from Dickens, again featuring Rathbone as Scrooge, with Fredric March as narrator. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962), an animated musical television special Mr. Scrooge, a 1962 CBC television musical adaptation, starring Cyril Ritchard (Peter Pan's Captain Hook) as Scrooge, with Alfie Bass and Tessie O'Shea as Bob Cratchit and his wife. A Christmas Carol (1969), a 45-minute children's afternoon special directed by Zoran Janjic A Christmas Carol (1971), an Oscar-winning animated short film by Richard Williams, with Alastair Sim reprising the role of Scrooge. A Christmas Carol (1977), an adaptation by the BBC with Sir Michael Hordern, who had played Marley's Ghost in two other versions, as Scrooge. Rich Little's Christmas Carol (1978), an HBO television special in which impressionist Rich Little plays several celebrities and characters in the main roles. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978), an animated made-for-TV musical produced by Rankin-Bass. Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979), an animated television special featuring the various Looney Tunes characters A Christmas Carol (1982), Australian made-for-television animated film from Burbank Films Australia. A Christmas Carol (1984), starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, Brer Rabbit's Christmas Carol (1992), an animated television movie directed by Al Guest and starring the voice of Christopher Corey Smith as Brer Rabbit. A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), an animated television special based on The Flintstones series A Christmas Carol (1999), a television movie directed by David Jones, starring Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (2002), made for TV animated film created by DIC Entertainment. A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004), starring Kelsey Grammer. A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (2006), a direct to DVD special featuring Oscar the Grouch in the Scrooge role.