Sunday, February 10, 2008
Smile, You Son of a Bitch
Roy Scheider, one of the most badass and underrated actors ever, died this morning at the age of 75. From THE FRENCH CONNECTION to SORCERER to ALL THAT JAZZ and of course JAWS, he's a man you come to appreciate very much as you get into film. He was the quintessential Everyman, and it's a shame his career was never everything it could have been. He was a Jersey boy who did a bit in the Air Force. The type of actor you just don't see anymore.
The death of an old man is never a tragedy, but the world is going to suck more without him. We're gonna need a smaller boat.