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RIP: Roy Scheider

02.11.2008

Wow, this is a crummy way to wake up on a Monday morning. Roy Scheider, two-time Oscar nominee and star of JAWS and THE FRENCH CONNECTION, died yesterday after a long battle with myeloma. Scheider had been living with the incurable disease since 2004. Scheider was a New Jersey native and graduated from my alma mater Rutgers University. His first major film role was alongside Jane Fonda in KLUTE, which led to a role in William Friedkin's THE FRENCH CONNECTION where he was nominated for his first Oscar. Shortly thereafter he was cast in his most iconic role - Chief Martin Brody in Steven Spielberg's JAWS. Scheider is the unsung hero of Spielberg's classic, giving the audience someone to relate to amongst the craziness of a giant shark eating beachgoers. Scheider went on to star in JAWS 2, MARATHON MAN, SORCERER and ALL THAT JAZZ for which he was nominated for his second Academy Award. He continued a varied and versatile career throughout the years including THE RAINMAKER, THE PUNISHER and "SeaQuest DSV." Scheider was 75 years old.

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4:51PM on 02/12/2008

RIP

Damn...this year isn't going well. Jaws is one of my all time favorite movies, like many here. I was young the first time I saw it, and I was hooked. I remember actually crying when they said Brody died between Jaws 2 and 3. I always wished he had been my dad haha. Rest in peace, Roy. You will be sorely missed.
Damn...this year isn't going well. Jaws is one of my all time favorite movies, like many here. I was young the first time I saw it, and I was hooked. I remember actually crying when they said Brody died between Jaws 2 and 3. I always wished he had been my dad haha. Rest in peace, Roy. You will be sorely missed.
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3:29AM on 02/12/2008

RIP

Show me the way to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
And it's gone right to my head
No matter where I roam
On land or sea or foam
You can always hear me singing this song
Show me the way to go home ♪
Show me the way to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
And it's gone right to my head
No matter where I roam
On land or sea or foam
You can always hear me singing this song
Show me the way to go home ♪
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11:45PM on 02/11/2008

Oh man.....

Greatest fictional shark hunter of all time. You shall be missed. :(
Greatest fictional shark hunter of all time. You shall be missed. :(
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8:53PM on 02/11/2008

On a Side Note

My high school math teacher looked just like Roy and I always called him "Chief," which may be the only reason he passed me.
My high school math teacher looked just like Roy and I always called him "Chief," which may be the only reason he passed me.
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8:52PM on 02/11/2008

Jaws Hero Will Always Live On

This is so sad, I loved Roy, in everything I ever saw him in, but Jaws has been my favorite movie ever since I was a little kid and Chief Brody was always a real hero of mine, right up there with Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones. RIP Chief, you will be missed.
This is so sad, I loved Roy, in everything I ever saw him in, but Jaws has been my favorite movie ever since I was a little kid and Chief Brody was always a real hero of mine, right up there with Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones. RIP Chief, you will be missed.
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7:53PM on 02/11/2008

RIP ROY

Smile you sonofa...*EXPLOSION*

One of the greatest one liners ever.
Smile you sonofa...*EXPLOSION*

One of the greatest one liners ever.
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6:49PM on 02/11/2008

R.I.P. Roy

I believed in every character he ever played, and enjoyed every performance he ever gave.

He was a truly talented man. I'll miss him.
I believed in every character he ever played, and enjoyed every performance he ever gave.

He was a truly talented man. I'll miss him.
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6:36PM on 02/11/2008
I vote we hit the reset button on 2008. Or at least donate a few of our free lives to those who should've made it around longer.

Bummer.
I vote we hit the reset button on 2008. Or at least donate a few of our free lives to those who should've made it around longer.

Bummer.
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3:17PM on 02/11/2008
All I know is, we're going to need a bigger coffin ;___;

R.I.P. Roy
All I know is, we're going to need a bigger coffin ;___;

R.I.P. Roy
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2:48PM on 02/11/2008
Rest in peace . You will live forever in the movies.
Rest in peace . You will live forever in the movies.
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12:40PM on 02/11/2008

Absolutely gutted

Roy Scheider was my all-time favorite actor because noone could do the Everyman-hero as well as he di. He was also an incredibly versatile actor - go watch "Sorcerer" or "The Myth of Fingerprints" for his darker roles.

Rest in Peace mr Scheider - filmbuffs everywhere miss you...
Roy Scheider was my all-time favorite actor because noone could do the Everyman-hero as well as he di. He was also an incredibly versatile actor - go watch "Sorcerer" or "The Myth of Fingerprints" for his darker roles.

Rest in Peace mr Scheider - filmbuffs everywhere miss you...
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12:15PM on 02/11/2008
The scene in Marathon Man where he breaks a guy's neck is what made me a fan. I want to compare scars with him and he was righteous in The Punisher. Damn we lost another good one, i was thinking about him the other day actually, cracking jokes about Seaquest and how he was the greatest part. Rest in Peace Roy.
The scene in Marathon Man where he breaks a guy's neck is what made me a fan. I want to compare scars with him and he was righteous in The Punisher. Damn we lost another good one, i was thinking about him the other day actually, cracking jokes about Seaquest and how he was the greatest part. Rest in Peace Roy.
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12:10PM on 02/11/2008
Jaws WAS, IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE the best movie film that Spielberg directed. Roy, you will be missed .....
Jaws WAS, IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE the best movie film that Spielberg directed. Roy, you will be missed .....
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10:23AM on 02/11/2008
So long, Cheefy. I don't have many words. You were one of the best. Smile, you son of a bitch.
So long, Cheefy. I don't have many words. You were one of the best. Smile, you son of a bitch.
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9:58AM on 02/11/2008

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You're not the only one who loved "SeaQuest DSV" dude. I'm 21 and I grew up watching that show. Roy Scheider was a king of his trade and I will miss him huge!
You're not the only one who loved "SeaQuest DSV" dude. I'm 21 and I grew up watching that show. Roy Scheider was a king of his trade and I will miss him huge!
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9:15AM on 02/11/2008

damn

Dammit. I grew up with Jaws. Its been my favorite movie since I was like 5 years old. This sucks. He was the best part of Jaws 2 and Marathon Man and French Connection are also classics.
RIP
Dammit. I grew up with Jaws. Its been my favorite movie since I was like 5 years old. This sucks. He was the best part of Jaws 2 and Marathon Man and French Connection are also classics.
RIP
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8:28AM on 02/11/2008

fine actor and human being

I was thinking about Roy Scheider and the movie Jaws in recent days, and all of a sudden Roy passes away... so sad. He was a terrific actor. Future generations will love his work as much as those of us who grew up watching him.
I was thinking about Roy Scheider and the movie Jaws in recent days, and all of a sudden Roy passes away... so sad. He was a terrific actor. Future generations will love his work as much as those of us who grew up watching him.
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7:51AM on 02/11/2008

Wow - Brody's dead!

Roy defined the everyman character for more than 30 years. I felt like every movie I saw growing up featured him. He was the shit in everything including Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man, Blue Thunder and All That Jazz. Nice resume for an often underrated actor! R.I.P.
Roy defined the everyman character for more than 30 years. I felt like every movie I saw growing up featured him. He was the shit in everything including Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man, Blue Thunder and All That Jazz. Nice resume for an often underrated actor! R.I.P.
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7:39AM on 02/11/2008
I know I'm only 20 years old, But im prolly the only person who liked SeaQuest growing up.. I must have been around 8 or 9 when it got canceled. sucks.

Anyone remember Earth2?.. another awesome show that was ahead of its time.
I know I'm only 20 years old, But im prolly the only person who liked SeaQuest growing up.. I must have been around 8 or 9 when it got canceled. sucks.

Anyone remember Earth2?.. another awesome show that was ahead of its time.
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