Monday, February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider, 1932-2008

Roy Scheider died Sunday at the age of 75. I have always been a fan of his acting. Perhaps, unfortunately, he will be remembered most as the sheriff in the movie "Jaws" (I'll let you go to on your own).

My personal second-favorite Scheider role would be as Dr. Heywood Floyd in "2010", the sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey"....

...and my absolute favorite role--playing Joe Gideon in "All That Jazz". I've mentioned him before in that movie. Singing, dancing, smoking, pill-popping, dying. Oh, and sex anytime he could get it. I must make time this week to watch it again.

Gonna miss this guy...

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