Monday, February 11, 2008

You're gonna need a bigger boat

One of the most solid actors to come out of the '70s, Roy Scheider died Sunday at age 75. While he will always be remembered for his role in the 1975 film Jaws, the two movies I most liked were The French Connection and All That Jazz. Both films brought him Oscar nominations, for a best-supporting actor in 1971's The French Connection and for best-actor for 1979's All That Jazz, the Bob Fosse film. A political activist, most recently against the war in Iraq, his voice will be sorely missed.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Funny, I read Jaws when I was a kid... at the beach one summer... before I ever saw the movie. Didn't swim at all that summer. But I really only remember him after I finally saw the film.