Monday, February 11, 2008

In Memoriam...

Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider
Nov. 10, 1932 - Feb. 10, 2008.

I was always a fan of Roy Scheider's on screen performances. His characterizations were clean, concise and pure with an underlying edginess that kept you engrossed in his scenes because you never quite knew what he was going to do next. A two time Oscar nominee, he either starred in, or was featured in, some of my favorite films including Jaws (ranked as the 56th greatest film of all time according to the AFI), The French Connection, Marathon Man, Klute (which I rarely pass up an opportunity to see), All That Jazz, and much more.

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