Monday, February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider, Actor in 'Jaws,' Dies at 75

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.

I'll best remember Scheider from his role in "2010," an imperfect but memorable film I saw while still in elementary school. In case you need a refresher, here's a scene involving two cool concepts: aerobraking and conspicuously attractive female cosmonauts in need of physical affection:


mister ecks said...

RIP. An excellent an underappreciated actor for someone who has starred in so many noteworthy films.

dad2059 said...

Bon voyage Roy, I'll always remember Jaws and 2010.

Classics from a classy guy.