Monday, February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider: RIP



Wow, time for another obit. Roy Scheider died yesterday of complications arising from a staph infection. He was 75. Most people think immediately of Scheider's Chief Brody from the Jaws movies, but I'll always remember him as Dr. Heywood Floyd in the marvellous, if massively ignored, sequel to 2001, 2010: The Year We Make Contact. Then there was his deliciously creepy and hedonistic Bob Fosse avatar in 1979's All That Jazz. And I'll even give him credit for trying to shine through the terrible writing of the network crapfest called Seaquest: DSV. He was a fine actor, and will be missed. Rest in peace, Chief.

Farewell and adieu to you fine Spanish ladies
Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain...

2 comments:

Stinkypaw said...

That's to bad - I liked him...

celebhith said...

I adored him in "All That Jazz," which remains one of my favorite all-time movies. He was a brilliant and charismatic actor. I'll miss him too!