Monday, February 11, 2008
Roy Scheider, 1923-2008
A sad day for movie lovers, and for people with blogs named after Jaws quotes: Oscar-nominated, Jersey-born actor Roy Scheider died February 10th of cancer. Farewell and adieu, good sir; farewell and adieu.
Here's the trailer from probably my second-favorite Scheider movie, the little-seen, Star Wars-slaughtered (it came out at roughly the same time), William Friedkin-remake of Clouzet's Wages of Fear, 1977's Sorcerer.
Other great Scheider movies include Klute, The French Connection, All That Jazz and Naked Lunch. Adjust Netflix queues accordingly!
Here's "Bye Bye Life" from All That Jazz with Ben Vereen. Crazy, man, crazy.