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Roy Scheider in 1979, during the peak of his film career.
"The important thing is to do good work, no matter what medium you do it in."

Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 - February 10, 2008) was a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor whose career spanned five decades and who appeared on Broadway, television, and in the movies. He first came to prominence in 1971 with his supporting roles in Klute and The French Connection, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Four years later, He achieved his breakthrough to stardom as Chief Martin Brody in the 1975 blockbuster Jaws. He received his second Oscar nomination, this time for Best Lead Actor, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his role in 1979's All That Jazz.


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