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Roy Scheider, RIP


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#1 of 36 OFFLINE   Nicholas Martin

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Posted February 10 2008 - 01:22 PM

http://www.nytimes.c....heider.html?hp

Of course he is best remembered for JAWS in 1975.

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Roy Scheider, a stage actor with a background in the classics who became one of the leading figures in the American film renaissance of the 1970s, died on Sunday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. He was 75 and lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Mr. Scheider had suffered from multiple myeloma for several years, and died of complications from a staph infection, his wife, Brenda Seimer, said.


#2 of 36 OFFLINE   John Dirk

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:06 PM

I remember him from "Night Game." RIP Roy.

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#3 of 36 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:13 PM

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#4 of 36 OFFLINE   troy evans

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:22 PM

Wow. I really don't know what to say. What a great man and actor. I don't ever remember hearing his name dragged through the mud or anything of the kind. That surely is a testament to his character and shows how loved and respected he was. His presence on film was a big part of my life and he will be missed. Rest in peace.
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#5 of 36 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:24 PM

For whatever reason, I find this rather surprising. Schieder's was something of an icon of the 70s and he'll be missed.
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#6 of 36 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:24 PM

I will always remember him most for All That Jazz, the first R-rated movie I was ever allowed to watch. This is really sad to hear.

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#7 of 36 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:46 PM

I've loved Jaws since I was a little kid (I've probably seen it 150 times in my life) so I'm bummed to hear this.

#8 of 36 OFFLINE   Mark Hawley

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:52 PM

That's too bad.

I actually watched Jaws I and 2(and a little bit of III) last night so it's a bit eerie to find this out (I was actually planning on adding his screen intro in Jaws in the "main characters introduced from behind thread".


Probably my favorite actor as a boy. I loved the first two Jaws films, Blue Thunder and 2010. He was such a great everyman hero.

#9 of 36 OFFLINE   Doug:Li

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:54 PM

Rest in Peace Chief Brody. You will be missed...

#10 of 36 OFFLINE   Bill Crosthwait

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:54 PM

Bummer! RIP Roy
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Posted February 10 2008 - 03:01 PM

i just watched marathon man for the first time a few weeks ago.
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#12 of 36 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted February 10 2008 - 03:07 PM

RIP Chief
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#13 of 36 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted February 10 2008 - 03:14 PM

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#14 of 36 OFFLINE   Patrick H.

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Posted February 10 2008 - 04:05 PM

Man, his role in Jaws was iconic, and I also loved his work in The French Connection. He was a great presence in a terrific era of American movies, and he'll be missed.

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Posted February 10 2008 - 04:07 PM

This calls for a Jaws viewing. RIP.
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Posted February 10 2008 - 04:08 PM

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Posted February 10 2008 - 04:20 PM

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Well, there's no bad excuse for watching Jaws. Still have it on my DVR from a UniversalHD broadcast and watching it now.
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Posted February 10 2008 - 04:55 PM

One of the greats who disappeared off the scene only to make occasional reappearances to remind us how much he'd been missed. Rest in Peace.

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Posted February 10 2008 - 05:04 PM

He elevated every movie he was in with his performances. R.I.P. Posted Image

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Posted February 10 2008 - 09:47 PM

This one hurts. Goodbye, Roy.





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