Roy Scheider Has Died at 75

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    You've got your bigger boat, Roy. Rest in peace.
     
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    He may have the bigger boat, but was the sonuva bitch smiling?
     
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    Wow. :( We'll never forget him in the "Jaws" movies, of course, but I also loved his quieter performances, such as in "2010".
     
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    Great actor, he was fantastic in Jaws! Rest in peace.
     
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    75 years old , not a bad run

    good actor and will be missed


    But i think we are gonna need a bigger boat
     
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    *clears throat* *adopts squeaky voice*

    "Darwin saaad"

    Hehe. SeaQuest DSV. Odd little show, that.
     
  8. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Everyone else seems to remember him from Jaws, but I'll always remember him as the SeaQuest captain.
     
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    ... or opposite Helen Mirren in '2010: Odyssey 2' as Dr. Heywood Floyd
     
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    I loved him as the SeaQuest captain, and in 2010. He will be missed
     
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    Enjoyed him in Jaws but most notably in 2010. SeaQuest was a fun show at the time, but pretty bad now looking back on it. ;)

    RIP Roy. :)
     
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    Great actor. I think I'll break out my SeaQuest DSV DVD collection next weekend.
     
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    Enjoyed his films. RIP Roy. No cause of death released, wonder what it was.
     
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    He'd been fighting cancer for at least 2 years -- I imagine it'd be that.
     
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    So sad. I always enjoyed him on SeaQuest and, of course, Jaws. :(
     
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    I was quite surprised when I read this on Fark yesterday. I guess this means there is now zero chance of a Seaquest reunion. I also didn't think he was that old.

    One more famious actor closer to the days I sit in shame in the dark (with Bill Shatner and Leonard Nimoy die).

    TEG
     
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    HELL YEAH ...! Although we'll all be just another Jafo ;) and still terrified of the sea and oceans, I will miss him.

    I always thought as a kid he'd live forever; I've never fully got to see 2010 or even 2001 - just too dragged out to follow. I'll give it a full chance next weekend.

    Roy ... now you got the coolest and most powerful Helicopter in the heavens. Say hello to the big guy; and when he's in a joking mood just before jumping into the chopter to take the angels for a ride .... tell him to "Follow the Leada"

    Take care Roy.
     
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    RIP.

    Saw it in the obit section of the newspaper.

    A very good actor--I can't think of anything I didn't like him in. Jaws, 2010, Blue Thunder, The Russia House, The French Connection, etc.
     
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    I'm not the only one who owns it!

    RIP Roy, you'll be missed.
     
  22. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Me too, I kind of grew up on the SeaQuest thing I always enjoyed watching that show.
     
  23. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Just FYI, he wasn't in 2001: a space odyssey. In that film, Heywood Floyd was played by actor William Sylvester. Given the almost 30-year gap between the two movies, using Sylvester in 2010 wouldn't have been possible (not to mention, Scheider was a much better and more emotive actor).

    But you should still watch 2001 if you haven't already.
     
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    While most will remember him for Jaws, I always thought that his absolute best performance was All That Jazz. Roy didn't just do a good job of portraying Bob Fosse, Roy WAS Bob Fosse!!

    RIP Roy, you'll be missed.
     

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