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Old 11-02-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Roy Scheider Dead at 75

More bad news: actor Roy Scheider has died in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 75. His science fiction credits include '2010', 'Blue Thunder' and 'Seaquest DSV'. He also starred in the classic films 'Jaws' and 'The French Connection', two of my favourites.

'New York Times' obituary

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Old 11-02-2008, 06:23 AM   #2
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That sucks, another good soul, may his soul RIP
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:57 AM   #3
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What a month...
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:59 AM   #4
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Oh no! How sad. One of my all time favorite actors has gone. May he rest in peace.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:42 AM   #5
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You know it's funny but I was having a conversation related to this yesterday. One is so tied up with one's movie heroes that you fail to take in that most of them now are well into their seventies or older. If you think of Roy Scheider, the image in your head is not that of someone fast approaching eighty. One of my favourites too. Very, very sad.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:42 AM   #6
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Good point DX, Yes, may he rest in peace as well.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:34 PM   #7
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That's a real blow- I had no idea.
Wished I hadn't logged in today. Two faces from my childhood gone.

As for not realising the age of actors cause we're used to seeing them in roles, you couldnt have been more right. I will always see him in Blue Thunder, smiling as ex-partner explains that he found out what JAFO meant...
...or realising in horror as he watches the shadow in the water approach the swimmers.


Rest easy. In the words of Col. FE Cochrane, "catch you later"
Say hi to Warren Oates for me
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Last time I seen him was in Seaquest and 2010. Thats how I remember him. I had no idea he was so old.
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More sad news

I'll always remember him from Jaws but enjoyed Blue Thunder and of course 2010
and he was the best thing in Seaquest
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:46 PM   #10
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It's sad that he didn't live to see the real 2010. Two years short like Kubrick missed 2001. Myeloma can be a particularly nasty form of cancer so maybe it was a blessing in disguise.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:13 PM   #11
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Very sad...a truly great actor who was definitely one of my favourites.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:54 AM   #12
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He was the age of us forty-somethings when he made Jaws. Life is so short. Way too soon for Roy.
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Old 26-02-2008, 04:44 PM   #13
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RIP, with respect and sympathy too.

I wonder if you, anglophones guys, know about a film he did with french actors, "Un homme est mort", taking place in early 70's LA ?

Great film to my liking. Tarentino would love it. Sorry for the US patriots : at the end Trintignant survives after having been killing the american baddies
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As long as they were villians, it's okay with me.

Like Arnold in True Lies when his wife asked if he'd ever killed anyone:
"Ja. But zey ver all bad!"
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Old 28-02-2008, 09:03 PM   #15
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Did you know True Lies was a cover of La Totale, another french film ? Just as Running Man is a cover of Le prix du danger ?
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Old 29-02-2008, 02:02 AM   #16
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I do now.
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