Monday, February 11, 2008

Goodbye, Roy Scheider

Sad start to the day; hearing of the death, at 75, of actor Roy Scheider, best remembered for his outstanding performance as Chief Martin Brody in Jaws.

Always enjoyed watching him on the screen, and I'd sit thru anything with his name attached(and, yeah, i even liked Blue Thunder), he had something 'old Hollywood' about him; like Bogart, Kirk Douglas or George C. Scott. A real rough charm and sturdy screen presence.

And like a real trooper he was working up until his death, and the killer shark aside, he's got a long list of films on his CV, and I'd highly recommend you catch him in Last Embrace and All That Jazz, cus he was a LOT more than just 'that guy in Jaws', a lot more.

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