A Tribute to Roy Scheider

A Tribute to Roy Scheider

Roy Richard Scheider  was born on November 10, 1932, he was an American actor and amateur boxer.

He was best known for his leading role as Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the first two “Jaws” movies, choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in “All That Jazz”, Detective Buddy “Cloudy” Russo in “The French Connection”, and Captain Nathan Bridger in the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV.

Scheider’s final performance was posthumously released in the 2011 thriller Iron Cross. Described by AllMovie as “one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors”,  Scheider was nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.

Some trivia:

He was a voracious reader.

He competed in several sports, including boxing, which he participated in through the local YMCA. A 140-pound welterweight, Scheider made it to the finals of the New Jersey Diamond Glove championships in 1951. During the competition, an opponent broke Scheider’s nose, giving it its distinctive shape.

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” was  voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute’s list of best quotes from movies.

“All That Jazz” is a semi-autobiographical story about famous  choreographer and director Bob Fosse.

Because Scheider played Fosse, the actor had to learn how to dance for the role.  He won a Golden Globe for this extraordinary performance and his second Academy Award nomination.

Roy Scheider in the very famous “Jaws” scene, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
Roy Scheider got nominated for the Oscar of Best Actor in a
Leading Role in Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz”.
“It’s Showtime”!
In my opinion, Roy Scheider should have won the Oscar  for “All That Jazz”.
Roy Scheider in “Marathon Man”.
Roy Scheider in William Friedkin’s classic “The French Connection”.
He received a nomination for the Oscar of Best Supporting Actor.
A Tribute to Roy Scheider!
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