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Roy Scheider, Actor in ‘Jaws,’ Dies at 75

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MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
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By DAVE KEHR
Published: February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider, a stage actor with a background in the classics who became one of the leading figures in the American film renaissance of the 1970s, died on Sunday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. He was 75 and lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
We're gonna need a bigger coffin.



too soon?


I liked his work and don't recall any bad publicity. I liked SeaQuest. Yeah, I said it.
 

Dartman

Old Bastard Mike
Feb 26, 2003
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Scheider's Jaws co-star Richard Dreyfuss said: "He was a wonderful guy. He was what I call a knockaround actor.

"A knockaround actor to me is a compliment that means a professional that lives the life of a professional actor and doesn't yell and scream at the fates and does his job and does it as well as he can."
I'd be content with that as an epitaph.
 

X3pilot

Texans fan - LOL
Aug 13, 2007
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Damn. After thinking, realized how many times I'd seen him in movies and TV without really realizing it.

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stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
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We're gonna need a bigger coffin.



too soon?


I liked his work and don't recall any bad publicity. I liked SeaQuest. Yeah, I said it.
Yeah that was a great show. So was Earth 2 (not that Snyder was in it though).