Rod Steiger

1925 - 2002

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Rodney Stephen "Rod" 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 2,854,431 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Rod Steiger is the 297th most popular actor (up from 321st in 2019), the 575th most popular biography from United States (up from 644th in 2019) and the 160th most popular American Actor.

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

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Among actors, Rod Steiger ranks 297 out of 10,030Before him are Albert Finney, Isabelle Huppert, Pierre Richard, Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, and Nancy Reagan. After him are Carrie Fisher, Sylvia Kristel, Colin Firth, Lída Baarová, Bradley Cooper, and Ornella Muti.

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Among people born in 1925, Rod Steiger ranks 37Before him are Simon van der Meer, Ernst Happel, Wong Fei-hung, Nílton Santos, Frantz Fanon, and Maya Plisetskaya. After him are Paul Mauriat, Peter Brook, Robert Altman, Robert Venturi, Oona O'Neill, and Sam Peckinpah. Among people deceased in 2002, Rod Steiger ranks 19Before him are Traudl Junge, Vavá, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, James Coburn, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Ivan Illich. After him are Camilo José Cela, Robert Nozick, James Tobin, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Fritz Walter, and Linda Lovelace.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rod Steiger ranks 575 out of 15,968Before him are Ted Kennedy (1932), Alan Shepard (1923), Willem Dafoe (1955), Nancy Reagan (1921), Harriet Tubman (1820), and William Hanna (1910). After him are Carrie Fisher (1956), Martha Graham (1894), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Bing Crosby (1903), Ruth Benedict (1887), and Albert Ellis (1913).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Rod Steiger ranks 160Before him are Goldie Hawn (1945), Glenn Close (1947), Martin Landau (1928), Michael Keaton (1951), Willem Dafoe (1955), and Nancy Reagan (1921). After him are Carrie Fisher (1956), Bradley Cooper (1975), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Mia Farrow (1945), Gene Kelly (1912), and Talia Shire (1946).

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