Roy Scheider

1932 - 2008

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Roy Richard Scheider (; November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer. Described by AllMovie as "one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors", he gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in celebrated films from the 1970s through to the early to mid-1980s. He was nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award.His best-known roles include Chief Martin Brody in Jaws (1975) and its sequel Jaws 2 (1978), NYPD Detective "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971); NYPD Detective "Buddy" in The Seven-Ups (1973); Doc Levy in Marathon Man (1976); choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979); and Dr. Heywood R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Scheider has received more than 5,252,561 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Roy Scheider is the 238th most popular actor (up from 369th in 2019), the 466th most popular biography from United States (up from 753rd in 2019) and the 125th most popular American Actor.

Roy Scheider is most famous for playing Chief Brody in the 1975 blockbuster film Jaws.

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Among actors, Roy Scheider ranks 238 out of 10,030Before him are Jessica Lange, Sidney Poitier, Liv Ullmann, James Coburn, Kim Basinger, and Ian McShane. After him are Mickey Rourke, Benny Hill, Marcel Marceau, Paul Hogan, John Cazale, and Faye Dunaway.

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Among people born in 1932, Roy Scheider ranks 25Before him are Dian Fossey, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Fernando Botero, Little Richard, Sylvia Plath, and Víctor Jara. After him are Camilo Cienfuegos, Miriam Makeba, Ted Kennedy, Michel Legrand, Roh Tae-woo, and François Englert. Among people deceased in 2008, Roy Scheider ranks 17Before him are Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Hua Guofeng, Jørn Utzon, Sydney Pollack, and Harold Pinter. After him are Richard Widmark, Richard Wright, Miriam Makeba, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, and Heath Ledger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 466 out of 15,968Before him are Warren G. Harding (1865), John Coltrane (1926), James Coburn (1928), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Kim Basinger (1953), and Milton H. Erickson (1901). After him are Mickey Rourke (1952), Barbara McClintock (1902), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), T. S. Eliot (1888), and John Cazale (1935).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 125Before him are Kurt Russell (1951), Christopher Reeve (1952), Jessica Lange (1949), Sidney Poitier (1927), James Coburn (1928), and Kim Basinger (1953). After him are Mickey Rourke (1952), John Cazale (1935), Faye Dunaway (1941), Warren Beatty (1937), Richard Chamberlain (1934), and Jared Leto (1971).

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