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In case some of you didn’t hear the news, veteran actor Roy Scheider is no longer with us.  He will be missed.  I’ve taken the liberty of posting some links to the trailers of some of Scheider’s greatest films.  They’re featured at the end of the article.  

'Jaws' actor Roy Scheider dies

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie "Jaws," has died. He was 75.

Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release a cause of death.

However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.

Scheider received two Oscar nominations, for best-supporting actor in 1971's "The French Connection" in which he played the police partner of Oscar winner Gene Hackman, and for best-actor for 1979's "All That Jazz," the autobiographical Bob Fosse film.

However, he was best known for his role in Steven Spielberg's1975 film, "Jaws," the enduring classic about a killer shark terrorizing beachgoers and well as millions of moviegoers.

Widely hailed as the film that launched the era of the Hollywood blockbuster, it was also the first movie to earn $100 million at the box office. Scheider starred with Richard Dreyfuss, who played an oceanographer.

In 2005, one of Scheider's most famous lines in the movie -- "You're gonna need a bigger boat" -- was voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute's list of best quotes from U.S. movies.

That year, some 30 years after "Jaws" premiered, hundreds of movie buffs flocked to Martha's Vineyard, off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, to celebrate the great white shark.

The island's JawsFest '05 also brought back some of the cast and crew, including screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel that inspired Spielberg's classic. Spielberg, Scheider and Dreyfuss were absent.

Scheider was also politically active. He participated in rallies protesting U.S. military action in Iraq, including a massive New York demonstration in March 2003 that police said drew 125,000 chanting activists.

"The French Connection" (1971)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUdr1LdCsq0

"Klute" (1971)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY_B34ReThI

"Jaws" (1975)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfwf_s3vrXE

"Marathon Man" (1976)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp7nXAL5dBo

"Sorcerer" (1977)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMof5PuQF7w

"Blue Thunder" (1983)  This one's for Raffi...

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd3lDhyM21M

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I can't believe Roy Scheider is better known for Jaws than for All That Jazz. All That Jazz is a great movie, and he was amazing in it!
about 12 years ago
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Unfortunately, I couldn't find the trailer for "All That Jazz" on Youtube. :(
about 12 years ago
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yes, remember him well in Jaws.also, enjoyed him in the series Seaquest DSV ...
about 12 years ago
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i best know him for Blue Thunder!
about 12 years ago
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He had such focus & stillness on the screen. I enjoyed watching him no matter what the film. His presence in the club scene in Klute sortta sent chills down my spine. His eyes were cold as ice yet he had that ironic twisted smile. Hadn't known he'd been battling cancer. RIP.
about 12 years ago
Kenjilui 15 blog profile
yeah, All That Jazz rocks... sorry to hear the news.
about 12 years ago
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about 12 years ago
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am shocked! what a great talent and person. . . thanks for letting us know. may he rest in peace x
about 12 years ago
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Oh No, this is the first I've heard of it. Comes to something when I find news out on AnD before newspapers. He was a great actor, I loved him in Jaws, like most did,although I found his performance in 'Marathon Man' as memorable. I even rememer the Seaquest DSV series. Another great actor gone.
about 12 years ago
I read abt it today it's so sad when one of the Great leaves us,,,, =/
about 12 years ago
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I really liked him in Jaws (the only movie to give me nightmares) and his role in Third Watch.
about 12 years ago
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My absolutely favorite Roy Scheider movie was "All That Jazz"....a loose autobiography of Bob Fosse. He was absolutely amazing because he put so much razzle-dazzle into that performance! Brilliant......
about 12 years ago
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RIP.. Blue Thunder was definitely one of my favourite films as a kid and now, guilty pleasure movie.
about 12 years ago
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Rest in peace Mr. Scheider. I had no idea he was such a political activist.
about 12 years ago
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What a face he had. They stopped making faces like that. I think it was part of the agreement that brought down the Berlin Wall.
almost 12 years ago


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