Rod Steiger

1925 - 2002

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Rodney Stephen Steiger (; April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters. Cited as "one of Hollywood's most charismatic and dynamic stars," he is closely associated with the art of method acting, embodying the characters he played, which at times led to clashes with directors and co-stars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rod Steiger has received more than 3,222,847 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Rod Steiger is the 335th most popular actor (down from 297th in 2019), the 617th most popular biography from United States (down from 575th in 2019) and the 171st most popular Actor.

Rod Steiger is most famous for his role in the 1967 film, In the Heat of the Night.

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  • 4.24

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Among actors, Rod Steiger ranks 335 out of 9,996Before him are Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Andy García, Janet Leigh, Charles Dance, and Burt Reynolds. After him are Ron Perlman, Errol Flynn, Jeff Goldblum, Telly Savalas, Robert Wagner, and Petr Shelokhonov.

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Among people born in 1925, Rod Steiger ranks 35Before him are Maya Plisetskaya, Robert Edwards, Douglas Engelbart, Ananda Mahidol, Paul Mauriat, and Nílton Santos. After him are Wong Fei-hung, Peter Brook, Robert Altman, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Andrea Camilleri, and Bert Hellinger. Among people deceased in 2002, Rod Steiger ranks 19Before him are Traudl Junge, László Kubala, Niki de Saint Phalle, Chuck Jones, James Coburn, and Ivan Illich. After him are Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Camilo José Cela, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Robert Nozick, and Nándor Hidegkuti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rod Steiger ranks 617 out of 18,182Before him are William T. G. Morton (1819), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Jack Kilby (1923), Harold Lasswell (1902), Buddy Holly (1936), and Priscilla Presley (1945). After him are Ron Perlman (1950), Francis Gary Powers (1929), Gloria Gaynor (1947), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), and Ted Kennedy (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Rod Steiger ranks 171Before him are Demi Moore (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), Michael Landon (1936), Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), and Burt Reynolds (1936). After him are Ron Perlman (1950), Jeff Goldblum (1952), Telly Savalas (1922), Robert Wagner (1930), Raquel Welch (1940), and Talia Shire (1946).

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