Monday, February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider R.I.P

Who can forget Roy Scheider in Jaws ? I also loved his performance in Blue Thunder. His other work included The French Connection, Marathon Man, Sorcerer, All That Jazz, 2010, Cohen and Tate, Naked Lunch, SeaQuest DSV

6 comments:

Graeme Neil Reid said...

Ah man, that's ruined my day :(

Love Jaws, one of my favourites it was the reason I used to watch SeaQuest cos it had the guy from Jaws in it :)

Another actor from my childhood memories bites the dust. Bye Roy!

TimeWarden said...

Sad news. I kinda like "2010" if only for the line, "My God, it's full of stars"!

Steve said...

Was very sad to hear this. "Smile, you son of a bitch" was the first movie line that stayed with me as a kid.

Moonwatcher said...

Sad news ! :( I thought he was great as Heywood Floyd in 2010. Seaquest was not a bad show, without Scheider though it went a bit crap.

DanO said...

Two words: Blue Thunder. the screen time he shares with Warren Oates is stuff i can watch all day long. the rest of the movie is a ton of fun too. Jaws, sure - but it was Blue Thunder that made me appreciate Roy Scheider. he was one of the good ones.

Gordon Fraser said...

Really sad news, (I thought he was immortal as he didn't seem to age at all) 2010 is one of me all time faves....just for the shot of the baby looking at him.....