Monday, February 11, 2008
“You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat.”
Roy Scheider has passed. He was 75. Here is Yahoo’s story from the Associated Press; http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080211/ap_en_mo/obit_scheider_19.
Chief Martin Brody from “Jaws” is an anchor to American cinema in my mind. Mr. Scheider along with Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw along with a young director named Spielberg struck a nerve in the world’s collective unconscious. The movies were never the same after – the blockbuster was born.
I loved his portrayal of Dr. Heywood Floyd in “2010 – The Year We Make Contact” too. I loved Arthur C. Clarke’s book “2010: Odyssey Two” and watching Mr. Scheider and Keir Dullea in their scenes together was worth the price of admission alone.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. He was an icon of an American actor and he will be missed.