Sunday, February 10, 2008

Roy Scheider: 1932- 2008

Roy Scheider, star of what is considered the first ever summer blockbuster, Jaws, has died at the age of 75.

In addition to his memorable role as Police Chief Martin Brody (which he reprised in the sequel, Jaws 2), Scheider appeared in such other classic thrillers as Klute, Marathon Man and The French Connection, receiving his first Oscar nomination for the latter. However, his best performance was as the thinly veiled Bob Fosse character in All That Jazz, which garnered him another Academy Award nomination.

Other notable films include Blue Thunder, 2010, The Russia House, Naked Lunch, Romeo is Bleeding and The Myth of Fingerprints (which netted him an Independent Spirit Award nod). He also headlined the science fiction television series SeaQuest DSV.

2 comments:

  1. ROY SCHEIDER’S FINAL FILM “IRON CROSS” – TRAILER & UPDATE MAY 2009

    Calibra Pictures is pleased to announce the release of the trailer for Roy Scheider’s last film “Iron Cross”.

    The revenge thriller, written and directed by Joshua Newton, will be previewed towards the end of the year in Los Angeles, following our Roy Scheider Film Week, dates and location tbc.

    The trailer can be downloaded securely from the following yousendit.com link:

    https://rcpt.yousendit.com/674374016/2c8d2c044adbfe73d4293fc995eca0cb

    We’d be delighted to receive your comments.

    Yours truly

    The Iron Cross Team
    ironcross@calibrapictures.com

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  2. IRON CROSS, Roy Scheider’s final film, in VARIETY article for Oscar contention!!!
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005244.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

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