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Roy Scheider Net Worth $15 Million Dollars

Roy Scheider net worth: Roy Scheider was an American celebrity and amateur fighter who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Roy Scheider came to be in Orange, New Jersey, and was an excellent sportsman throughout his school years, including competing in the Golden Gloves as a welterweight. He shifted his focus to theatre in school, and majored in Play at both Rutgers University and Franklin and Marshall College. He took some time from acting to serve in the US Air Force, and then returned to performance. He began his film and television livelihood in the mid-60s and acquired additional notice after winning an Obie Award in 1968 for his work with the New York Shakespeare Festival. A few of his many film and television projects include, “Stiletto”, “Tiger Town”, “Listen to Me”, “The Russia House”, “Naked Lunch”, “The Rainmaker”, “Chain of Command”, “Third Watch”, “The Punisher”, and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”. He’s most widely recognized for his work in the movies “Jaws”, “Marathon Man”, and “All That Jazz”. He passed away on February 10, 2008.


Roy Richard Scheider information

Roy Richard Scheider information

Birth date: November 10, 1932
Death date: 2008-02-10
Birth place: Orange, New Jersey, USA
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack, Producer
Education:Columbia High School, Franklin & Marshall College, Rutgers University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Brenda Siemer Scheider (m. 1989–2008), Cynthia Bebout (m. 1962–1986)
Children:Christian Scheider, Maximillia Connelly Lord, Molly Mae Scheider
Parents:Roy Bernhard Scheider, Anna Scheider
Siblings:Glenn Scheider
Awards:Obie Award for Performance, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Movies:Jaws, The French Connection, Jaws 2, All That Jazz, Blue Thunder, Sorcerer, The Seven-Ups, Klute, Still of the Night, The Russia House, 2010, Marathon Man, 52 Pick-Up, Last Embrace, Cohen and Tate, The Curse of the Living Corpse, The Punisher, Naked Lunch, The Fourth War, Romeo is Bleeding, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, The Outside Man, The Rainmaker, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York, Paper Lion, The Myth of Fingerprints, Executive Target, Dracula II: Ascension, The Peacekeeper, Night Game, The Men's Club, Citizen Verdict, Listen to Me, Tiger Town, Red Serpent, Dark Honeymoon, Iron Cross, Chicago 10, Diamond Hunters, The White Raven, King of Texas, Plato's Run, RKO 281, Dracula III: Legacy, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Somebody has to Shoot the Picture, Evasive Action, The Rage, Angels Don't Sleep Here, The Doorway, Better Living
TV shows:seaQuest DSV, Love of Life, The Secret Storm, Race to Save the Planet

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Puzzle of a Downfall Child1970Mark
Loving1970Skip
Where the Heart Is1969TV Series 1969
Stiletto1969Bennett
This Town Will Never Be the Same1969TV Movie
Hidden Faces1968TV Series 1968
Paper Lion1968uncredited
N.Y.P.D.1968TV SeriesPaul Jason
Coronet Blue1967TV SeriesThe Agent
Lamp at Midnight1966TV MovieFrancesco Barberini
Camera Three1964TV SeriesFace
The Curse of the Living Corpse1964Philip Sinclair (as Roy R. Scheider)
The Edge of Night1956TV SeriesKenny (1962)
The United States Steel Hour1955TV SeriesDancer
The Secret Storm1954TV SeriesBob Hill #1 (1967)
Love of Life1951TV SeriesJonas Falk (1965-1966)
Iron Cross2009Joseph
Family Guy2007-2009TV SeriesRoy Scheider / Narrator
Dark Honeymoon2008VideoSam
If I Didn't Care2007Linus Boyer
The Poet2007Rabbi
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesMark Ford Brady
Chicago 102007DocumentaryJudge Julius Hoffman (voice)
Last Chance2006/IShortCumberland
Love Thy Neighbor2005Fred
Dracula III: Legacy2005VideoCardinal Siqueros
The Punisher2004Frank Castle Sr.
Red Serpent2003Hassan
Dracula II: Ascension2003VideoCardinal Siqueros
Citizen Verdict2003Governor Bull Tyler
Third Watch2002TV SeriesFyodor Chevchenko
Angels Don't Sleep Here2002Mayor Harry S. Porter
King of Texas2002TV MovieHenry Westover
The Good War2002Colonel Gartner
Time Lapse2001VideoAgent La Nova
The Diamond Hunters2001TV Mini-SeriesJacob Van der Byl
Daybreak2000/IStan Marshall
The Doorway2000Professor Lamont
Falling Through2000Earl
Chain of Command2000President Jack Cahill
RKO 2811999TV MovieGeorge Schaefer
The Seventh Scroll1999TV Mini-SeriesGrant Schiller
Silver Wolf1999TV MovieJohn Rockwell
Evasive Action1998Enzo Marcelli
The White Raven1998Tom Heath
Better Living1998Tom
Money Play$1998TV MovieJohnny Tobin
The Definite Maybe1997Eddie Jacobson
The Rainmaker1997Wilfred Keeley
The Myth of Fingerprints1997Hal
The Peacekeeper1997President Robert Baker
Executive Target1997President Carlson
The Rage1997John Taggart
Plato's Run1997VideoSenarkian
SeaQuest 20321993-1995TV SeriesCaptain Nathan Bridger
Wild Justice1994TV MoviePeter Stride
Romeo Is Bleeding1993Don Falcone
Jurassic Park1993Brody (uncredited)
Naked Lunch1991Dr. Benway
The Russia House1990Russell
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture1990TV MoviePaul Marish, Photographer
The Fourth War1990Col. Jack Knowles
Night Game1989Mike Seaver
Listen to Me1989Charlie Nichols
Cohen and Tate1988Cohen
52 Pick-Up1986Harry Mitchell
The Men's Club1986Cavanaugh
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters1985Narrator (voice)
20101984Dr. Heywood Floyd
Tiger Town1983TV MovieBilly Young
Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number1983TV MovieJacobo Timerman
Blue Thunder1983Officer Frank Murphy
Still of the Night1982Sam Rice
All That Jazz1979Joe Gideon
Last Embrace1979Harry Hannan
Jaws 21978Police Chief Martin Brody
Sorcerer1977Jackie Scanlon - 'Juan Dominguez'
Marathon Man1976Doc
Jaws1975Brody
Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York1975Sam Stoneman
The Seven-Ups1973Buddy - Seven-Up
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black1972TV Movie
The Outside Man1972Lenny
The Assassination1972Michael Howard - uncorrespondant de la TV américaine
Assignment: Munich1972TV MovieJake Webster
Cannon1971TV SeriesDan Bowen
The French Connection1971Buddy Russo
Klute1971Frank Ligourin

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All That Jazz1979performer: "Bye Bye Love" 1957, "Sing, Sing, Sing" 1936, "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag And Smile, Smile, Smile" 1915 - uncredited
Jaws1975performer: "Show Me The Way To Go Home" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Shark Is Still Working2007Documentary associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No moriré sola2008spiritual support
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection'2001TV Movie documentary special thanks
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man'2001Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'1995Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens2008TV Series documentaryJudge Julius Hoffman
The Shark Is Still Working2007DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Ride with the Angels: Making 'Blue Thunder'2006Video documentaryHimself
Precinct Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shark Hunter: Chasing the Great White2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Carrier: Arsenal of the Sea2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures2004TV MovieHimself
Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHimself
A Decade Under the Influence2003DocumentaryHimself
The Feds: U.S. Postal Inspectors2002TV Series documentaryNarrator
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines2002DocumentaryNarrator
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man'2001Video documentary shortHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Nova1997-2001TV Series documentaryNarrator
Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century2000Video documentaryNarrator
The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Secrets of the Dead2000TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Directors1997-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
City of Steel: Carrier1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Nightly Business Report1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
So Graham Norton1999TV SeriesHimself
World's Deadliest Sea Creatures1998TV MovieHimself - Narrator
The Uttmost1998DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself
American Experience1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'1995Video documentaryHimself
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
Later with Bob Costas1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
When It Was a Game 21992TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
Contact: The Yanomami Indians of Brazil1991DocumentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Secrets of Dick Smith1991TV Short documentaryHimself - Discussing Marathon Man
When It Was a Game1991TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
The Howard Stern Show1990-1991TV SeriesHimself
Untitled 'Naked Lunch' Featurette1991ShortHimself
Race to Save the Planet1990TV SeriesNarrator
Good Morning America1978-1989TV SeriesHimself
Portrait of the Soviet Union1988TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Portrait of the World USSR1987TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Today1979-1986TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances1986TV SeriesNarrator
Saturday Night Live1985TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
2010: The Odyssey Continues1984Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Starring... the Actors1984DocumentaryInterview Subject
In Our Hands1984DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Behind-The-Scenes: 'Blue Thunder'1983Video shortHimself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Hello Hollywood, qui Broadway!1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Guest
All That Jazz: An Interview with Roy Scheider1979TV Short documentaryHimself
Bob Fosse: On the Set1979TV Short documentaryHimself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Special Achievement Award
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jaws: From the Set1974Video shortHimself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary filming
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesPolice Chief Brody
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2011TV SeriesMark Ford Brady
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryChief Martin Brody (uncredited)
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryChief Martin Brody
Jaws: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialChief Martin Brody (uncredited)
Rove Live2009TV SeriesBrody
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Spisok korabley2008DocumentaryBrody
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryBrody
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryPolice Chief Martin Brody (uncredited)
MythBusters2005TV Series documentaryPolice Chief Martin Brody
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg2004Video documentary shortChief Martin Brody in "Jaws".
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryBuddy Russo
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryactor 'All That Jazz' (uncredited)
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself
Great Performances: Dance in America1990TV SeriesJoe Gideon
Jaws: The Revenge1987Chief Martin Brody (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show1980TV SeriesBob Fosse
The Anatomy of a Chase: Behind the Scenes of the Filming of 'The Seven-Ups'1973Documentary short

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmKing of Texas (2002)· Robert Halmi Sr. (executive producer)
· Patrick Stewart (executive producer/principal actor)
· Art Levinson (producer)
· Wendy Neuss (producer)
· Uli Edel (director)
· Stephen Harrigan (writer)
· Marcia Gay Harden (principal actor)
· Lauren Holly (principal actor)
· Julie Cox (principal actor)
· David Alan Grier (principal actor)
1986Special AwardShoWest Convention, USACareer Achievement Award

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionKing of Texas (2002)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Supporting ActorTime Lapse (2001)
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleThe Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
1984Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorBlue Thunder (1983)
1981BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorAll That Jazz (1979)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleAll That Jazz (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalAll That Jazz (1979)
1980NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorAll That Jazz (1979)
1972OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe French Connection (1971)


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#Fact
1Appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The French Connection (1971), Jaws (1975) and All That Jazz (1979). Of those, The French Connection (1971) is a winner in the category.
2Despite the fact that they played characters that were enemies in Blue Thunder, both Roy Scheider and Malcolm McDowell became very good friends while working on the John Badham film. As McDowell would state at various science fiction conventions, they enjoyed working together so much that they couldn't leave each other alone. When Scheider passed away, a very saddened McDowell was unable to attend Scheider's funeral due to a film project that he was working on and could not leave at the time, much to his dismay. As a result, he immediately ordered some flowers and sent a letter of condolence to Scheider's family.
3His paternal grandparents, Charles Scheider and Wilhelmina Christine Schraft, were both the children of German immigrants. Roy's mother was of Irish and German descent.
4As a very young actor, he was an uncredited extra in the dance hall scene from "The United States Steel Hour" (1953), from the episode "A Wind from the South" (1955), starring Julie Harris.
51947: Lost - Roy Scheider was stopped in two rounds (TKO), when he suffered a nose injury by Myron Greenberg in an amateur boxing match in Orange, New Jersey. Scheider's nose was broken and he was unable to continue (Golden Gloves Tournament: Novice Division).
61948: Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Alfonse D'Amore in 16 seconds of round one in an amateur boxing match in New Jersey (Golden Gloves: Novice Division).
71948: Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Jerry Gould in 33 seconds of round one in an amateur boxing match in New Jersey (Golden Gloves: Novice Division).
81948: Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Peter Read in two rounds of an amateur boxing match in New Jersey.
91950: Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Myron Greenberg in one round in a New Jersey amateur boxing match.
101950 (February 17): Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Phil Duncan in one round in an amateur boxing match in New Jersey.
111950 (February 14): Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Peter Read in 3-rounds in a New Jersey amateur boxing match.
121950 (March 17): Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Earl Garrett in the first round of an amateur boxing match in New Jersey. Scheider suffered a nose injury and drops out of the tournament (Golden Gloves).
131953 (July 20): Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Nick Welling in two rounds of an amateur boxing match in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
141958: Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Ted LaScalza in one round in an amateur boxing match.
15An action figure was created based on his character, Captain Nathan Bridger, from SeaQuest 2032 (1993).
16His late SeaQuest 2032 (1993) co-star Jonathan Brandis considered him a mentor and one of his biggest acting influences.
17Was an avid reader.
18Was one of the founders of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, New York, dedicated to creating an innovative, culturally diverse learning environment for local children.
19His favorite character played was choreographer Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979).
20Was a regular participant in the annual Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game in East Hampton, New York.
21Parents are Roy Bernhard and Anna Scheider (née Crosson). Has one younger brother: Glenn Scheider.
22Remembering Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss said "He was a wonderful guy," recalling his Jaws (1975) co-star as an actor who "does his job and does it as well as he can".
23Has played two characters with pet dolphins: Heywood Floyd in 2010 (1984) and Captain Nathan Bridger on SeaQuest 2032 (1993).
24Was politically active and participated in protests against the Vietnam and Iraq wars and for environmental issues on Long Island. In March 2003, he was among a group of protesters who laid down on a Long Island highway in a symbolic reference to the casualties of war.
25Was predeceased by his daughter, Maximillia Connelly Lord (B. July 6, 1963), who died on August 2, 2006 at age 43.
26His grandchildren called him "Chiefy" and "Grandpa Big Fish".
27Served in the United States Air Force for three years and rose to the rank of first lieutenant.
28Was cited as one of the most promising movie personalities of 1973 in John Willis' 1974 Film Annual "Screen World" book.
29Roy completed all his scenes for Iron Cross (2009) before passing away, but a technical error forced the production to reshoot certain scenes without Roy.
30When he was shown in the "In Memoriam" segment during the telecast of the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009), his name was spelled incorrectly: Schieder instead of Scheider.
31Had two grandchildren, Sascha and Tanner.
32His wife, Brenda Seimer, saved the old Art Deco Sag Harbor, New York movie marquee when the owner of the theater was renovating the building, and just tore it down and threw it out. She was threatened with arrest for stealing the sign. Scheider helped organize a community fundraising drive to recreate it, and the theater owner put it back in place.
33Was in talks to appear in the drama film The Verdict (1982).
34On March 4, 2007, Scheider was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University, following a screening of his classic film All That Jazz (1979). It was the sixth time that Scheider had seen the film, and the first time for his young daughter, Molly, who accompanied him.
35He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
36Has played the President of the United States three times: Executive Target (1997), The Peacekeeper (1997) and Chain of Command (2000).
37Attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, home of future graduates Elisabeth Shue and Andrew Shue, Zach Braff, Lauryn Hill and Ahmed Best.
38Underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. [June 2005]
39His name was inspiration for Japanese enterprise Toei create television series Uchû keiji Shaider (1984).
40He was offered the lead role in The Omen (1976) and reportedly was very interested in taking the role, but had to turn in down due to previous commitments. Consequently, his desire to play that type of role (a self-sacrificing, noble hero) led to his accepting the role of Chief Martin Brody in Jaws (1975).
41He was originally cast as Michael Vronsky in The Deer Hunter (1978), as the second movie of a three movie deal with Universal Studios. Because he did not believe that the character would travel around the world to find his friend, he quit the picture. Universal executives were furious, but they agreed to let him out of his Universal contract if he made Jaws 2 (1978), which he did. He later regarded pulling out of The Deer Hunter (1978) as the career decision he most regrets.
42Son, Christian Scheider (born 1990), and daughter, Molly Scheider (born 1995), with wife Brenda Siemer Scheider.
43One daughter, Maximillia Scheider (born 1963), with ex-wife Cynthia Scheider.
44Attended and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He later received an honorary doctorate from the college.

#Quote
1The Theater lies like the truth. That's Harold Clurman's phrase. The Theater lies because it expands the truth. And by expanding and dramatizing the truth, it makes it more than just the facts. That's what writers do. That's what actors do. That's what I do.
2I've been fortunate to do what I consider three landmark films. The French Connection (1971) spawned a whole era of the relationship between two policemen, based on an enormous amount of truth about working on the job. Jaws (1975) was the first big, blockbuster outdoor-adventure film. And certainly All That Jazz (1979) is not like any old MGM musical. Each one of these films is unique, and I consider myself fortunate to be associated with them.
3[on how his career was affected by The French Connection (1971)] I got inundated with cop scripts after that. It was the same role over and over, and every cop movie was a cheap imitation. I'd get this script and every one had a chase sequence, every scene was either set in a garage or a vacant lot or a warehouse with everybody getting gunned down.
4[on shooting the troubled Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975)] The hardest thing about that one was working with Jeannie Berlin. You don't do a picture with that one unless you've got a personal stake in it. She's very disturbed, and it was hard for the director.
5[on working with Jane Fonda in the mystery thriller Klute (1971)] I liked her passion. And her professionalism. You know, Jane worked for years as a silly ingénue on the stage in New York and, I mean, she was laughable at first. But she stayed with it and, slowly, carefully, learned her craft.
6[on Bob Fosse] Fosse, I think, came to a high point in his life, with an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy, and asked himself, "Do they think I'm really that good? They don't know I'm really a sham, a hoax, a phony, a lousy human being, not much of a friend to anybody and a flop... they don't know I'm covered with flop sweat." That's an expression Bob uses a lot -- flop sweat.
7[1980] You read a lot about movies with budgets of $25 to $30 million. Hell, if a studio can piss away that kind of money, why not let 'em piss on me?
8The important thing is to do good work, no matter what medium you do it in.

#Trademark
1Often played agonized authority figures (i.e. Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971) and Chief Martin Brody in Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978))
2Often played the closest thing to a relatable everyman-type in iconoclastic 1970s movies
3Often played New York City-based characters, though was himself from nearby in Northern New Jersey
4Consistently suntan skin
5Angular rugged face

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