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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); Officer Frank Murphy in Blue Thunder (1983); and Dr. Heywood R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Scheider has received more than 6,274,937 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Roy Scheider is the 381st most popular actor (down from 238th in 2019), the 726th most popular biography from United States (down from 466th in 2019) and the 191st 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 381 out of 9,996Before him are John Goodman, Emma Thompson, Gian Maria Volonté, Diana Rigg, Françoise Dorléac, and Curd Jürgens. After him are Desmond Llewelyn, Frances Farmer, Chow Yun-fat, Gloria Swanson, Richard Griffiths, and Bolo Yeung.

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Among people born in 1932, Roy Scheider ranks 41Before him are Ellen Burstyn, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Vladimir Ivashko, Valentino, Houari Boumédiène, and Robert Mundell. After him are Louis Malle, Ryszard Kapuściński, John Searle, Vytautas Landsbergis, Oliver E. Williamson, and Stéphane Audran. Among people deceased in 2008, Roy Scheider ranks 25Before him are Richard Wright, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, Heath Ledger, and Jules Dassin. After him are Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, John Archibald Wheeler, Edward Norton Lorenz, Willis Lamb, and Lansana Conté.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 726 out of 18,182Before him are Les Paul (1915), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Omar Bradley (1893), Robert McNamara (1916), Dolly Parton (1946), and Leon Cooper (1930). After him are Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Robert Nozick (1938), Frances Farmer (1913), Patricia Highsmith (1921), and Kamehameha I (1758).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Roy Scheider ranks 191Before him are Ellen Burstyn (1932), Don Johnson (1949), Carole Lombard (1908), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), and John Goodman (1952). After him are Frances Farmer (1913), Gloria Swanson (1899), Gene Wilder (1933), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Tippi Hedren (1930), and Edward Norton (1969).

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