May 29, 2024 10:16 pm

A Christmas Story's Zack Ward Says Strangers Antagonized Him for Years Because of His Role
A Christmas Story's Zack Ward Says Strangers Antagonized Him for Years Because of His Role

A Christmas Story’s Zack Ward Says Strangers Antagonized Him for Years Because of His Role

Playing a detestable character had put actor Zack Ward on the receiving end of antagonism from A Christmas Story fans for years. In the classic holiday film, released by director Bob Clark in 1983, Ward played the role of Scut Farkus, the neighborhood bully. After tormenting the protagonist, Scut ends up getting his comeuppance when the younger and smaller Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) snaps and beats up the bully, giving him a bloody nose for his troubles.

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​While fans treat him much better these days, Zack Ward says people were frequently antagonistic to him because of his role as bully Scut Farkus. Read More